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Dannyboy's '94 Hi-Pin(shortened) Dana 44 on coils

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Dannyboy, February 17, 2004.

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  1. NOTAJP

    NOTAJP Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    How much travel do they have? Can't wait to see pics of those. :bounce: Are they adjustable, other than how much nitrogen you charge them with?
     
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  3. Dannyboy

    Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    yeah, they have a resivoir along with 9 stage adjustability. They are freaking long!
     

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    Those are the 9012's, I have the same type shocks up front except for the reservoir.
     
  5. Dannyboy

    Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Well, Just when I thought I was done (which I am) and wanted finish up this project, I still vow to build this truck so it won't have issues that I could have prevented this
    Therefore the next $3000 I spend will be May 11 (just before Moab)
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    5.13 gears installed
    Detroit Locker for front (already have EZ locker in rear)
    Warn Heavy Duty shafts
    OX u-joints
    Warn Diff cover for 8.8
    Heavy Duty diff cover for 44

    I got to ramp it yesterday at the shop too! Sorry no pics, but I ramped 1000 in reverse and just under 800 forward,
    The guys at 4wheelers all kinda laughed at an Explorer, but showed some respect when a 114" wheelbase walked up the ramp in reverse. I've got a few plans for the rear to get a little more flex (it was never a problem with that old TTB)
     
  6. NOTAJP

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    Nice job on the ramp. :bounce:

    You will love those OX U-joints and Warn shafts. That's what I put in my Father-In-Law's D44 and he loves it. He romps on the 400hp 302, 38" TSL/SXs and OX locker. His is a low pinion without a problem so I'm sure you never will either.
     
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    Danny!!!

    Looks great!! I told you you would get get your built before me! lol I have my front axle finished and now working on my rear. Time has been a real factor as schoo has kept me at work there. As of the 15th I'll have time and hopefully I can get mine done by the end of june. I did buy me a '88 T-bird with a 5.0 Injected, so I guess I'll be at this project for awhile... Wahoooo

    WELL, I'm glad your is finished...mine will be next!! Wish me luck

    Kevin
     
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    Something magical happened in my pants when I saw those pictures.
     
  9. Positive Vibes

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    Sweet. Just makes me want to go SA that much more!
     
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    I want your rear bumper! GIVE IT TO MEEEEEEEE. Did you make it yourself? Id love a bumper exactly like that only the tow rind would be off to one side and their would be anouther on the other side
     
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    Speaking of bumpers where did you get that front bumper? What did it cost you if you dont mind me asking
     
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    What did you do for the ABS? Did you just mount up the new calipers and forget it?
     
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    Bumpers were designed by me and fabbed up by a friend of mine. The front is actually a removable winch and I have a bar w/ 2 8" trail lights that can go there.


    ABS- my front sensors went out on my Dana 35 and I got used to it, I had better things to spend my money on when that was shot.
     
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    Mine too. Just wondered if it caused problems.
     
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    Nice set-up!
     
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    I noticed you used the coil towers from a F150 as i plan on doing. Am i understanding you correct in your first post when it says you cut them down 2 inches? If you could clarify this i would appreciate this i'm going to use the wildhorses 5.5 inch coils. Help from anyone would be appreciated, i need to get this done fefore school in a month.
     
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    Anyone wanna send me money or parts? lol i have no money right now. all of these are lookin great though. Danny how long have you been doin this kinda stuff for? Me-about 3-4 yrs but im still a kid so its ok.
     
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    Why did you shorten the 44. I'm doing the same swap except I'm using a 9'' in the rear. I'm going to leave them both full width. What is the advantage of shortening?
     
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    Wow, that looks great. Nice job. :thumbsup:
     
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    well...shorten it and you got better turning radius, but...if i were you i'd keep them full length to lower your COG and same some $$$
     
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    Yeah, turning radius is one issue among other things. I didn't want full width and some guys say to run wheels with lots of backspacing to tuck them back in, but then you would have issues with tires catching the radius arms when turning. Other issues with coil buckets not lining up as well other stuff.
     

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