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Old 04-01-2006, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Axle Worries.

Alright, so I bought a set of d44's out of a 76 Wagoneer for 200. The rear has a limited slip diff but was also behind the quardatrac. At the time, I didn't think it was an issue because I would chop these things down and it would center out the axle. But I'm starting to wonder if I should trade this in for one that was behnd the Dana 20 and is more centered?

Does it matter?
Will I have issues with compound angles?
I would like these things to be as wide as possible.

I did a fair amount of reading prior to this and didn't come across anything that said "DON'T BUY QUADRATRAC AXLES - EVIL". So I'm guessing its not a huge issue.

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Old 04-01-2006, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dont think it will make much difference. The 44 behind my T18/Dana 20 is offset a good bit.
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thats good to hear.

On your setup do you have any vibes? I've got a CV driveshaft under there now but my rear pumpkin is centered. With this offeset I'm adding a compound angle into it. I'm wondering if I'll have to lengthen my shaft? I should hop under there and measure how much offset this will be.

I know I can't run the diff over at one tire, but is there a relative maxium of offset I can have without worries?
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You would have to chop 14" off to center it & there's no extra width to start with.
Swap it for a centered one
I have about 3.5" offset & wear out CV's pretty fast
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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I'll check out the yards tomorrow and see whats to be offered. It doesn't seem worth the hassle or worry. Spending a couple days and maybe a few more dollars to get a centered diff should be worth it.
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