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Old 10-14-2006, 02:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Axle swap questions for my YJ

I've done a lot of searching around for this info and haven't been able to find out all of what i'm looking for. I found a dana 44 front axle out of a '78 ford truck. I haven't talked much with the owner yet and all i know is that it's 8 lug and has warn hubs. is this a good axle to swap into a YJ? (i'm planning on going SOA with a dana 60 rear and run 37 inch tires)

anybody know the stock width (WMS to WMS) of the '78 dana 44?
also, what does "reverse cut" mean?
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It's going to be around 65-67" wide.

"Reverse cut" means that, like your YJ dana 30, the ford is a high pinion axle.
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I've done a lot of searching around for this info and haven't been able to find out all of what i'm looking for. I found a dana 44 front axle out of a '78 ford truck. I haven't talked much with the owner yet and all i know is that it's 8 lug and has warn hubs. is this a good axle to swap into a YJ? (i'm planning on going SOA with a dana 60 rear and run 37 inch tires)

anybody know the stock width (WMS to WMS) of the '78 dana 44?
also, what does "reverse cut" mean?
no not a good axle, u want a 79 or newer those are high pinion also known as reverse cut..
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It is a great axle for what you want. It is a hp 44. IIRC if it is a F-250 not a converted F-150 it bolts in soa. If it is 8 lug it will be more like 68-69" wms.
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It is a great axle for what you want. It is a hp 44. IIRC if it is a F-250 not a converted F-150 it bolts in soa. If it is 8 lug it will be more like 68-69" wms.
Awesome. thanks!
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Hey.... I have a 1979 8 lug F250 HP44 4:10 w/lock-right for sale. And yes the y are 69" wms. Both sides have machined flat tops for high steer. I have the pads adjusted for the spring centers. Straight bolt on. It is in perfect working condition. I am close to you as well. Let me know if you are interested.
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Hey.... I have a 1979 8 lug F250 HP44 4:10 w/lock-right for sale. And yes the y are 69" wms. Both sides have machined flat tops for high steer. I have the pads adjusted for the spring centers. Straight bolt on. It is in perfect working condition. I am close to you as well. Let me know if you are interested.
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hp 44 front, 9" rear with arb's and 37" mtr"s under my 89 wrangler.If you plan on wheelin it hard replace the stock axle shafts with some modern metalurgy...,I would save you this trouble.
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