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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. RockinExplorer

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    Danny I'm looking to do the exact same thing on my 95 what parts do I need, and do think I can get some of them at a junkyard, or will I have to buy most of them. Also do think with that stuff done would 39's fit under it.
     
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  3. Dannyboy

    Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    '95s are a whole different story because the steering is different. Could I fit 39s right now? Yes, but I would have to raise the rear to level it out, and my 37s have enough trouble hitting the radius arms at full lock. I think I included a list of all parts I used and fabbed up a lot of stuff like my cross member, arm extensions, steering, etc. Some people here will tell you that you can't run a tire that big on a Dana 44, but then again there's people on here saying you shouldn't run a 33" tire on a TTB and there's guys running 37s.
     
  4. 410Fortune

    410Fortune MUD SEASON 2.0 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Danny check out Spyder customs 8.8 diff guard, also Currie makes a cover.
    I like the Warn cover too, especially for the price, but last I checked they were 6 months out for production.
     
  5. Dannyboy

    Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Blaine122300 Elite Non explorer owner

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    Would it be easier to shorten the axle at the housing end versus the knuckle end? Seems there would be less to re-attach later.
     
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    It would be easier if you somehow had a giant machine to pull the axle tubes out from the differential housing. But yes this would be easier as most axle tubes are only held ony the diff housing by a few rossete welds -- unlike the inner knuckle (aka inner "C") which is welded all the way around.
     
  8. tdavis

    tdavis Linux Guru, Jack of All Trades Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Been there, done that..

    Removing the tube isn't that hard. you have to machine a new seal lip in it however - PITA to do.

    cutting off the knuckle and removing 6", sleeve and re-attach is something ANYONE can do in their own garage with a chop saw, welder and grinder.
     
  9. SMexplorer92

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    i was wondering if you had any clearance problems with the centersection and the oil pan during up travel?
     
  10. Dannyboy

    Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    nope, my long radius arms made this suspension cycle like Henry Ford himself put it on there.
     

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    thanks for the info and cool pics
     

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