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How to: Dana 44 TTB outers on a Dana 35 TTB

Discussion in 'Offroad Drivelines' started by Trckmagik, March 1, 2004.

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    1. Kris Guilbeaux

      Kris Guilbeaux Elite Demon Secretary Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Brett did make the beams, it was stock track width. This did cause a problem I did have to take the Grinder to the Beam on the Driver side for the Passenger U-joint to clear. I am Running a C-clip.
       
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    3. Kris Guilbeaux

      Kris Guilbeaux Elite Demon Secretary Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    4. Trckmagik

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      Very nice Kris. I may be sending some explorer bushings your way along with my dana 44 outers.
       
    5. Kris Guilbeaux

      Kris Guilbeaux Elite Demon Secretary Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Yeah I am Please to annouce that the Swap will work if you are willing to take the time to work on it. But I now have figured out the details for every one.
       
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      Hook it up brotha man. Do I send you my parts first or both the money and the parts :smoke: I am very interested now that I am running the 36's. This will hold me off until I slap the solid axle under it.
       
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      Send me a set of upper and lower ball joints the Knuckles and at least half the money so I can get started.
       
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      OKay. I will PM you soon. Do you have anymore updated pics?
       
    9. Kris Guilbeaux

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      here is another pic

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      Kris, does this mean you're going to start production? :D :bounce:
       
    11. Kris Guilbeaux

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      yes I will reproduce some 44 steering Knuckle to mount to the 35 Beams.
       
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      Kris,

      I would like to see the size comparison of the D35 brake caliper compared to the D44 caliper.

      I have read that people with D44 front axles report lower braking ability with the stock master cylinder :)

      To finish off the new knuckles and larger brakes to get maximum performance maybe a full size master cylinder could be used.

      You can out me down for a set of those knuckles as soon as I get the $$$ for new wheels, 35's and rear axleshafts :)

      ALSO those are some DAMN sexy beams you got there! Nice to see them assembled! I want I want...
       
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    13. Kris Guilbeaux

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      I was thinking that it might just need an ajustment on the mastercylinder. I will be playing with that first. It I still get low performance I will try Installing a Full size mastercylinder. It should not effect the brake that bad as I rarely hear this from Soild Axle Explorers running simular size calipers.
       
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      Right I only see this kind of stuff on Pirate where 37-38" + tires are being run on a D44.....lacking braking performance, and also with Jeep brake systems........maybe the ford master has a better bore???
       
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      Dumb question: You can still run a 15" wheel with this cant you? I think the truck I pulled my axle from originally had 15's.

      Cant wait to see them on the truck. Looks great.
       
    16. Kris Guilbeaux

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      Yes you can run a 15" wheel I tested the New Wheel I have in my garage for my Green X and they are 15" wheels. It might be a while before it is all on the truck since My navajo is going to get painted the middle of the month and I am Working on the radius arm set up. And since I the Wheels a tire I chose cost a small fortune I am looking at the Begin of summer
       
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      That looks great. :thumbsup:

      I wouldn't be surprised if that does increase your track by 1" or so. I know that going from a D30 to a D44 knuckle, the ball joints are 5/8" further in on each side of the axle to match track widths.

      As for brakes. I haven't heard of an explorer having a problem with going to D44 brakes (whether cheby or ford). I have no problems, except for the crappy pads that came with my axle (granted I'm a 2nd gen). Not so sure about a BII Jamie. Or have you already upgraded the master cylinder to an Explorer part?
       
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      Jefe, I mave a 93 Explorer brake booster and a 95 Explorer disc brake master with new hard lines. :p
      With the D35 up front and the disc 8.8 in back the BII stops on a dime!

      Of course she needs a transmission before I can use those brakes! hahaha should be running this weekend........
       
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      Kris, are you doing the machining for the steering as well?
       
    20. Kris Guilbeaux

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      yes It will mount inplace of the Explorer knuckles and The steering will be reversed to mount on Top like the Explorer. so your Explorer tie rod will fit perfectly.
       
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      Kris, did you get my PM regarding motor?
       

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