Waggy D44 help please!! - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Jeep - Non Hardcore
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2005, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member # 47229
Location: lake havasu
Posts: 23
Waggy D44 help please!!

I did a search and not really getting a concistant conclusion. So Im gonna ask for help on something thats "been answered a 100,000,000 times".
I have, in my garage an 80's waggy d44 with vac,disc. It was free and its 99% chance of going on my 94 YJ, the d30 is'nt holding up to the way I drive and chances are it never will.
First I need to get the lug pattern from 6 lugs to 5 on 5.5 , that seems the way to my ford 8.8 (with the help of wheel spacers) and the d 44 to run the same wheel.
Second has any seen if the vacumme lines on the wrangler will run the disc. on the d44 like the d30? If not , what are my options? Can you get rid of the disc? Some of the threads said no some said yes.
Third there was the d44 bible somewhere on this board but I can't find it.Can I get a link from one of you. Just the same as every one else money is an issue, wife , two kid,new buisness,and too many hobbies. I dont mind used parts or even the pick and pull route, but I need help with what to look for.
THNX, REALLY I DO APPERICATE IT!!
__________________
[SIZE=5]BIG BOATS[/SIZE][SIZE=3],B[/SIZE][SIZE=4]E[/SIZE][SIZE=3]N[/SIZE][SIZE=2]T[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]J[/SIZE][SIZE=2]E[/SIZE][SIZE=5]E[/SIZE][SIZE=4]P[/SIZE][SIZE=3]S[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]AND[/SIZE] [COLOR=Sienna]DIRTY GALS[/COLOR]
octane4brains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 03:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Paying for others
 
jeepcrazie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38032
Location: LEWYSVILLE
Posts: 1,044
You mean anything like this????
Attached Images
 
__________________
Shady Lady VIP #13
jeepcrazie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-12-2005, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Paying for others
 
jeepcrazie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38032
Location: LEWYSVILLE
Posts: 1,044
Pick a different line than this and your trusty d-30 may hold up a little longer!

Just razzin ya bro!
Take your time and build that 44 right. Just be a weeee bit easier on the poor 30.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Shady Lady VIP #13
jeepcrazie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 03:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member # 47229
Location: lake havasu
Posts: 23
Yea ,exactly like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey wait a minute where you there??? Finesse right!!
__________________
[SIZE=5]BIG BOATS[/SIZE][SIZE=3],B[/SIZE][SIZE=4]E[/SIZE][SIZE=3]N[/SIZE][SIZE=2]T[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]J[/SIZE][SIZE=2]E[/SIZE][SIZE=5]E[/SIZE][SIZE=4]P[/SIZE][SIZE=3]S[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]AND[/SIZE] [COLOR=Sienna]DIRTY GALS[/COLOR]

Last edited by octane4brains; 10-12-2005 at 03:18 PM.
octane4brains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 03:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member # 47229
Location: lake havasu
Posts: 23
Pick a line ????? Whats a line?????
__________________
[SIZE=5]BIG BOATS[/SIZE][SIZE=3],B[/SIZE][SIZE=4]E[/SIZE][SIZE=3]N[/SIZE][SIZE=2]T[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]J[/SIZE][SIZE=2]E[/SIZE][SIZE=5]E[/SIZE][SIZE=4]P[/SIZE][SIZE=3]S[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]AND[/SIZE] [COLOR=Sienna]DIRTY GALS[/COLOR]
octane4brains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 03:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 55441
Posts: 10
To swap from 6 on 5.5" to 5 on 5.5 you'll need the following:

Front spindles from a 72-76 Chevy/GMC 1/2 ton (Blazer/Jimmy or 4x4 truck).
Hubs and rotors from a Ford dana 44 (not sure of the exact years, but its like 74-85, I used a 81 F150 when I did the swap).

Your calipers, backing plates and the rest of the hardware will come over. Best bet is to go to your local Pick-n-Pull to grab the parts, that way you can make sure the hub bearings match up.

-Ted
'76 Cherokee S
Ted_Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 04:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member # 47229
Location: lake havasu
Posts: 23
Thanx ted !! thats what I needed!!!
__________________
[SIZE=5]BIG BOATS[/SIZE][SIZE=3],B[/SIZE][SIZE=4]E[/SIZE][SIZE=3]N[/SIZE][SIZE=2]T[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]J[/SIZE][SIZE=2]E[/SIZE][SIZE=5]E[/SIZE][SIZE=4]P[/SIZE][SIZE=3]S[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]AND[/SIZE] [COLOR=Sienna]DIRTY GALS[/COLOR]
octane4brains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 07:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Member # 37420
Posts: 8
yep...like ted said...i pulled mine off a early 80's ford bronco
jeepfrk10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2005, 06:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 45282
Location: GA
Posts: 27
You can also have the waggy spindles machined down instead of trying to find new ones.
__________________
[URL=http://www.ontherock4x4.com]OnTheRock4x4[/URL]
Madbull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2005, 08:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Member # 33520
Location: Arizona
Posts: 89
For the CAD, pull the cover and slide the collar over to engage the axle. Slide shift fork on cover into the engaged position, tac weld into place. Replace cover. Add lockout hubs. Simple......
easyover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 04:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member # 40958
Location: Guatemala
Posts: 238
Seems like everybody wants to buy something and the machine shops get neglected. I drilled my hubs and rotors on a six lug D-44 to go with the 5x5.5 pattern after removing the old studs. It was very inexpensive. We filled two of the old holes with weld just in case the new holes would be too close. Looking back we probably didn't have to do this. This caused me to have to get the rotors lathed so they would be true because they had heated up . It was an experiment. I did it about a year ago and have driven maybe 10,000 miles since then and they are still working fine. I had to buy new lug studs which I found at a bolts only type of store and used the old lug nuts.
Chato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 05:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member # 40958
Location: Guatemala
Posts: 238
Looking over my post I just thought of something: If I'm not mistaken a YJ doesn't have a 5X5.5 bolt pattern. It has a 5X5 so better measure before you start.
Chato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 08:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Member # 13176
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chato
Looking over my post I just thought of something: If I'm not mistaken a YJ doesn't have a 5X5.5 bolt pattern. It has a 5X5 so better measure before you start.
YJs and TJs are 5x4.5 bolt pattern.
__________________
Brian Lucero
SubCulture New Mexico
www.subcultureworldwyd.net
SubCultureNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 01:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member # 47229
Location: lake havasu
Posts: 23
Thanxs for the help !!! I found this www.completeoffroad.comThey have all the goodies I needed and the prices were good! So for those who have used this axle , is it hold'en up??
__________________
[SIZE=5]BIG BOATS[/SIZE][SIZE=3],B[/SIZE][SIZE=4]E[/SIZE][SIZE=3]N[/SIZE][SIZE=2]T[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]J[/SIZE][SIZE=2]E[/SIZE][SIZE=5]E[/SIZE][SIZE=4]P[/SIZE][SIZE=3]S[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]AND[/SIZE] [COLOR=Sienna]DIRTY GALS[/COLOR]

Last edited by octane4brains; 10-17-2005 at 01:23 PM.
octane4brains is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.