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Old 04-23-2002, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana 44's under an fj40

A good friend suggested I put dana 44's, from a 74 jeep wagoneer, under my fj40. Sounded like a good idea so I've started the project. Things are going pretty good so far. Are there any pros or cons out there that can help me with my project? Thanks, Phil.
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big difference in strenghth in teh front end, didnt gain much in the rear other than pinion strength. also a bit wider too i think! jiMMy
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I am looking to put a waggy D44 front end in my Cruiser also. I like the fact that if I break on the trail, I won't have to deal with a birfield trail repair. After rebuilding my front axle twice, I really don't want to have to mess with it on the trail if it breaks. The width is also an added bonus. Also, I think that the waggy D44 has like 5 degress of caster, so you don't really need to cut and turn the axle. At least that is what I have heard. Maybe I am wrong, but it sound like less work and that is always good.
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Old 04-24-2002, 05:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Put them in mine. Did not cut and turn the front end, I did have to outboard the front springs. I did not mind that as I was looking for more width, I also pulled a set of front springs off of the Waggy and used on the front and rear, super soft! I have been running them for a while now and have not broke anything, 350/465/3 Spd case, welded front and rear, on 38.5 SX's. Do it and don't look back.
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