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Old 01-15-2004, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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good d44 write up

im might buy a front ford d44 out of a 77 3/4 ton for my yj and i wanted to read up on them. i know someone did a huge write up on front d44s but i cant remeber who. i know that i already read it here and was just wondering if someone could lead me in the right direction.
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Old 01-15-2004, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yep thats the one but didnt really find what i needed though. if i read it right the axles before 77.5 were low pinion? and 77.5 and up were high pinion? was there a heavy duty version? i guess what i really need to know is if the 77.5 axle is just as good as the 78 or 79s. r there any differences?

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I like this one.

http://www.off-road.com/ford/bigbron...44/dana44.html


I won't delete it but woops. Next time I'll read the full text first.

That link is for rebuilding a d44, not comparing them. Me like the chevy ones. They come in matched sets with 14bolts from the 70's
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And now to actually be helpful. You want pre 78. If you don't, you'll have to buy knuckles b/c they aren't flat tops, and your drak link will interfere with your pass leaf spring, or vice versa.

reference: http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...ngresearch.htm

78 and up ford f150 and bronco don't have flat tops, 77 and down do, so the earlier ones won't cost you an extra couple hundred when you go to do steering.
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Old 01-16-2004, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My D44HD from a '77 Suburban did not have Flat Top on passenger side.

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And you're suburban 44 is a GM model. So there
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Old 01-16-2004, 05:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My D44HD from a '77 Suburban did not have Flat Top on passenger side.

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Wow thats amazing but this ford has a ford front axle in it
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this axle is complete from hub to hub and in good shape! how much is to much to pay? ford 77.5,high pinion, flat tops, etc...?
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you could try checking car-part.com. just look it up and find the average price, and offer a little lower than that. also might be able to lower the price if you got some stuff lying around to trade.
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Re: good d44 write up

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i wanted to read up on them. i know someone did a huge write up on front d44s but i cant remeber who.
Good 44 info here.
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Old 01-17-2004, 05:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the guy is asking $200 for it complete! also are ford d44s ball joint or kingpin
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I got my HD-44 out of a 79 F-250

Fords D-44s are balljoint. D60s are kingpin until the late 80's.
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