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i already searched and didn't really fined what i was looking for, i have a '69 Bronco and am swapping out the d30 for a d44 that i'm building up, question is that the 9" is a small bearing and am wondering if it's worth putting money into or should i just pickup a BB housing and build it up?Also, are Small bearings prone to bending or anything? Or another option is to buy a Currie 9" rear but i don't want to unless i have to. What do you guys have expierence with?


Thanks, Scott
 

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in the early 9" housings('66-'75) there is now difference in strength between the BB and SB housing as far as bending the housing is concerned. Look here:

http://www.wildhorses4x4.com/18.asp

To see what rear end you have.



you can install 31 spline shafts into a Small Bearing housing with a special bearing.



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9 Inches are so cheap and plentiful, I wouldn't bother sinking $$ into a small bearing housing. You can pick up a later style full width 9" just about anywhere and have it cut down. 9's are one of the easiest axle to narrow. Shouldn't cost more then $150. Then pick a 31 spline locker of your choice and a few axles and you'll be in business.

I suggest running the small bearing and take as much time as you need to gather parts and build a big bearing.
 
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