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I found a rear d44 out of a 78 Wagoneer with quadra-trac. I know that the diff is offset, but would it work for a swap into a 80 CJ7 with narrowtrac axles if I shorten it?
 

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Originally posted by cjjeep21:
<STRONG>I found a rear d44 out of a 78 Wagoneer with quadra-trac. I know that the diff is offset, but would it work for a swap into a 80 CJ7 with narrowtrac axles if I shorten it?</STRONG>
There's no such thing as a Narrow track CJ7
 

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if you have zero lift it should work. Once you have a CV in the rear your done for. working on a CJ5 doing the samething right now. If you shorten it just do one side to center up the diff and you are good to go. If there was no lift on the jeep Im working on I wouldn't shorten it all just reweld the spring perches and go to town.

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Originally posted by old jeep:
<STRONG>There's no such thing as a Narrow track CJ7</STRONG>
Oh, yes there is! I just sold one. Anything older than '82 is narrow track, even CJ-7's.
 

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Originally posted by TornadoTJ:
<STRONG>Oh, yes there is! I just sold one. Anything older than '82 is narrow track, even CJ-7's.</STRONG>
I stand corrected. In that case, just get a D44 out of a late CJ5 or a commando. It will be centered diff with 30 spline flanged axles and be the right width.
 

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I should have posted more...

If doing an axle swap, now is the time to get rid of narrow track. I hated mine. The only CJ to have a wide track D44 is the '85, and they are hard to find. I do know this, there are a lot of people here that have done the waggy D44 swap that know 100 times more about doing it than me, but the Jeeps I've seen with 'em, I like.
 

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Originally posted by cjjeep21:
<STRONG>I found a rear d44 out of a 78 Wagoneer with quadra-trac. I know that the diff is offset, but would it work for a swap into a 80 CJ7 with narrowtrac axles if I shorten it?</STRONG>
You're going to need to check the lug pattern. I believe that it is going to be a 6 lug.

Personally, I don't think it is worth it if you have to narrow it. If you're doing an axle swap, I'd go ahead and go with wide track width or maybe even a little wider.

The problem with narrowing axles, is the need for custom axle shafts. Anytime you break a shaft, you're going to have to have a custom one made.PITA!

If you're thinking about swapping axles, I'd look into ScoutII rear(five lug)and Wagoneer front, or getting a set of stock wide track axles. I think narrow track is way too narrow. Just my .02 cents.
 

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Just one quick Correction is that was only 86 that the 44 came in....and it was in a CJ7 and 8. And wide track was in anything 82 and newer
 

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Originally posted by Bgcj5:
<STRONG>Just one quick Correction is that was only 86 that the 44 came in....and it was in a CJ7 and 8. And wide track was in anything 82 and newer</STRONG>
Whoops, I can't type the dang 5 and 6, he's right, it's the '86.

And I think that "anything older than '82 is narrow track" and "wide track is 82 and newer" are synonomous. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> hahaah!
 

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I case you missed it, I have a narrow track 44 in the for sale section right now. I'm not firm on the price, so even with shipping it might work for you? <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 

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I case you missed it, I have a narrow track 44 in the for sale section right now. I'm not firm on the price, so even with shipping it might work for you?
Any idea on shipping charges to 16412? You might get me interested, depends on how "not firm" the price is. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Please email me the details.
 

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now is your chance to go wide, if you need a dana 44 you will need wider axles. Narrow track are way to narrow for any kinda lifted rig. Get a centered rear and the matching front from a 78 earlier wagoneer and be happy
 

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Originally posted by NE-RokToy:
<STRONG>now is your chance to go wide, if you need a dana 44 you will need wider axles. Narrow track are way to narrow for any kinda lifted rig. Get a centered rear and the matching front from a 78 earlier wagoneer and be happy</STRONG>
Guess I better get rid of my 16"x35" Boggers then, or I guess they are no longer considered big? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I suppose you could be right about the big lift part, I wouldn't know because I chose sawsall over a big lift. Some folks here are quick to make blanket statements like..."go 60's or go home"..."fullwidth"..."SOA only way to go"...guess I just don't fit the sheeple mold too well. There are after all a couple things to consider with every choice made while building a rig, this one included. My .03cents <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

Here's my small tires, little SUA lift, narrow track, and "only" Dana 44 equiped CJ5 that just doesn't "get it" I guess <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

 

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Whoops, I can't type the dang 5 and 6, he's right, it's the '86.

And I think that "anything older than '82 is narrow track" and "wide track is 82 and newer" are synonomous. hahaah!

lol Thanks I guess your right brain fart on my part.
 
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