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01STrunner's Sport Trac D44 SAS/SOA

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by 01STrunner, April 24, 2013.


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    1. Bryanbo115

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      So I've noticed that the majority of people use the Dana 44 axle. Is that the main one that is "compatible" with our trucks. Or is there other setups that could be used ?
       
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      1st decision you have to make. Do you want full width or narrow width axles? Full width would be say 1 tons from a Super Duty. Narrow width axles maintain pretty much the same track width as our stock axles. Most are Dana 44s because they are stronger and match up to our track width.
       
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      I'd want to keep the narrow width, and ok that makes since. So you'd try to find Dana's for the rear as well or is there a different axle that's better for the rear ?
       
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      Our stock 8.8 is plenty strong. Most Jeep guys actually swap them into the rear of their Jeeps. For narrow width you'll need a 44 or a 30. I'd suggest a 44 though.
       
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      Long time without updates... Everything has been running pretty well. I replaced the front axle shafts with chromo shafts and HD U-joints and haven't had any u-joint issues since then thankfully. After a couple of my trips, I decided to chop the lower half of my bumper cover and gain more approach angle. Basically I have been trying to do things that are free because what I really want to do will be quite expensive and other hobbies are getting in the way of the truck fund.


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