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I picked up a 3/4 ton 77 1/2 RC44 and want to know what people who want one of those are looking for. I posted this with YJ guys in mind because the spring pads are in the right spot for a bolt-in but it could be made to work in older Jeeps.
What gears
Do you want it full width or what width is best 62,63,65? It is 68 1/2 now
It has the flat top knuckles so I plan on setting it up for hy-steer
Or just hit it with the pressure washer and sell it?
Just looking for what you guy would want in a setup like this.
Thanks

[ 11-02-2001: Message edited by: 66CJdean ]

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<IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Whats a JY? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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what gears do they have, and how much do u want to sell them for as is?
 

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The tag is gone so I don't know what the gears are yet. I havent put in the time to check but I will know soon. I am not ready to unload it yet as is. I might later but just go to the junkyard and look under 77 1/2-79 Ford 3/4 ton trucks.
BTW I fixed the JY part. I wish I would proof read my stuff first. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">

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If I had access to an axle like that, Id snatch it up in a heartbeat. Just needs arms and rods for hysteer, and its reverse cut. Don't sell it, build it, Unless you want to go really big like 60 or something. Me, Im hoping to run in the 63" range or so when I get some sort of better axles under the heep.. for now, the tranny swap keeps me busy.
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Building it is my plan but I am looking for ideas on what direction to go. My rig is set so I don't need it but just wanted to get some idea if I should cut it down and or change it to 5X5.5 or not.
 

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ok, well hopeing u wouldn't want it didn't work out, but if u plan on puttin it under a cj, for near the same width, cut the long side of the axle 4 inches and relocate the pearch and i believe everything else fits right up, i've been lookin at doin that swap, just need to get the axle
 

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I might cut it down to fit a CJ. My 60's are 60" wide and my wheels are 2" offset so a 44 @ 64 would end up about the same with standard wheels.
 

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I just bought a '79 3/4 ton rev.rotation D44
w/disc brakes for $600.I got a set of stock
'80 wagoneer shafts,there 2-3/4" shorter than the stock ford shafts, so i cut 2-3/4"
off each tube to make the width 63". Thats
only 2" wider than my stock wrangler D30 was.
I cut the tubes myself,it was easy.
 

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I remember why I hadn't planned on using it for a CJ. Driver side drop.
 

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id want d60 outers on it. which is why i dumped my rcd44f for a d60 <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/devil.gif" border="0">
 

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Ther has to be a YJ guy out there who has had a 44 built or who built a 44 for his/her Jeep. What did you do and why?
I am not a newbie on building axles but just taking a poll on the direction I should go to make this one worth something.
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Hey Dean,

I am not a YJ guy, but I did build a RC44 for my Cruiser. I had it retubed for passenger side diff and cut it 4" shorter than a Chevy long side. I use a 80+ waggy long side and a stock Chevy short side for a total of 65" wide (8 lug outters). I think if I put 6 lug outters on, it would be 63-ish. I am running 5.13s, but I think most YJ owners would go for 4.88s and some width in the 62" range. It just seems like most of the YJ D44 axle swaps are Waggy 44s, so you might as well stay with that width. High steering is a given. As for 5 or 6 lug, I would go for 6 lug so I could use the better brakes from a Chevy, but I think 5 lug would be more appealing to a YJ owner who already has rims and such.

Oh well, just my thoughts form a non-YJ owner.
 

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I am building one right now out of a 78 Bronco. I am having it retubed because the bronco have those big caster castings on them. Anyhow I just put a ford 9" in the rear it was 64 WM to WM. So I am having the front long side shortened to 64 also. I am runiing 4.88's and will run some kind of locker. Good luck these are a great set up.

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Thanks Eric and Blue that was the kind of info I was looking for.
 
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