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Old 03-30-2006, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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SOA Dana 44 ?

I need some light shed please....I'm going to put a dodge dana 44 full with out of a 79' in my 89 YJ. The drivers side pearch is molded into the diff. Center to center on the pins is like 33". Do they make off set pearches? I think the springs are skyjacker. Are those o.k.? here's a pic...http://photos.yahoo.com/[email protected]

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Old 03-30-2006, 11:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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MORE makes offset perches. I just welded some 1/4" stock to the normal ones and built my own.
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The MORE offset plates only move the axle forward or back
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The MORE offset plates only move the axle forward or back
"We now have the special off-set units for the YJ front axle, for those of you who want to do a spring over axle conversion, pictured left"

http://www.mountainoffroad.com/more.htm

select the catalog button on the left, then Axle Mounting Hardware
& Brake lines and scroll down, you will find them.
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You need to move your springs out side of your frame or you need to shorten the long side of the axle. If you move y7our springs it is a good time to do a shackle reversal.
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"We now have the special off-set units for the YJ front axle, for those of you who want to do a spring over axle conversion, pictured left"

http://www.mountainoffroad.com/more.htm

select the catalog button on the left, then Axle Mounting Hardware
& Brake lines and scroll down, you will find them.
Those are for the stock dana 30 front axle, his axle has a cast in pad that is part of the pumkin. He can't easily put those in place to narrow it to the correct spring width. The offset is to move the spring slightly over top of the cast where the tub is insterted into the pumpkin
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would have helped if i looked at the pix ;=P
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would have helped if i looked at the pix ;=P
Haha, I knew what they were as soon as you posted it, RE makes these too and I used them when I SOA'd my jeep originally. I didn't even have to look at the link
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MORE did not have exact offset perch (1/4" offset) that I am looking for so I custom fabbed my perch with deep offset (1") and it work beautifully. All you do is to cut one side off the perch and move this sliced part forward under the perch and weld it on, and weld it on the tube right next to the pumpkin. About 1/2" of top of perch overhang the pumpkin. So far it works well for me.

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i used a 78 ford dana 44 hp axle and the problem i ran into was the spring perches had to go on the pumpkin itself...at the same time i did a shackle reversal system i made myself...so i had to outboard my springs 5/8 of an inch to make the perch sit nice and tight against the pumkin.

this pic shows it at 1/4" ... i found it to be to far inward as i tried to put the perches on my axle... haha


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