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Old 10-17-2005, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have read on the internet a couple times that a front 1978-1979 ford f350 front 60 is almost a direct bolt in for a YJ. Does anyone know if the same applies for the Dana 44 from the same years F250?
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Old 10-17-2005, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes I believe it is the same.
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Are you talking about width's? If that is the case then I would have to agree. I went a slightly different route than a D60 (for now) and I got the front and rear D44 axles from a Grand Wagoneer. They are 1/2 inch off in width WMS to WMS, and are perfect candidates for an SOA in my YJ because the rear axle on a Grand Waggy is already SOA

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A 1/2 inch of material inboard on both perches will need to be added and redrilled. On the front the axle is SUA so you will have to move them to the top. I have seen a lot of write ups on doing this, and the method I am chosing does not require any grinding of the housing. Good to know about the fords though for when I do go to an D60.
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I was talking about the spring perches not having to be moved, to have them installed. I have read and have been told that you can just redrill the centering pin hole, weld up the old one and install SOA.
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I have a D44 out of a 78 f250 and yes they are the same.
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I have a D44 out of a 78 f250 and yes they are the same.
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How do you like it? What size tire are you running?
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I guess ok. It's still siting on the floor next to my 60's.
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How do you like it? What size tire are you running?
i'm running a 79 f-250 hp44 in my wife's 88yj. it is very near bolt up. i redrilled the holes and had to get creative with the ubolts around the wide ass cast collar on the drivers side but it wasn't bad. we are running a 37 irok bias ply. no idea how it will hold up. haven't got it finished yet but we also geared to 5.38 and run the stock 2.5 liter! shouldn't break much. we'll see though!
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i'm running a 79 f-250 hp44 in my wife's 88yj. it is very near bolt up. i redrilled the holes and had to get creative with the ubolts around the wide ass cast collar on the drivers side but it wasn't bad. we are running a 37 irok bias ply. no idea how it will hold up. haven't got it finished yet but we also geared to 5.38 and run the stock 2.5 liter! shouldn't break much. we'll see though!
I'm running the 78 f250 d44 also, running 36" Iroks. just becareful of binding the front in a couple of holes
http://members.cox.net/lwk/Pomona%20.../target48.html

http://members.cox.net/lwk/Pomona%20.../target49.html

if you keep outta holes, you can run stock shafts for a while ran most of last year with just a few breaks on stock shafts.
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I'm running the 78 f250 d44 also, running 36" Iroks. just becareful of binding the front in a couple of holes
http://members.cox.net/lwk/Pomona%20.../target48.html

http://members.cox.net/lwk/Pomona%20.../target49.html

if you keep outta holes, you can run stock shafts for a while ran most of last year with just a few breaks on stock shafts.
Do you have a pic of the full jeep you could post? What size rim are you running? 16"? Just want to see what a 36" Iroc looks like on a vehicle with a rim bigger than 15s
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