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D44 sas?

Zenshu

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'93 Sport 4x4
Ok so here is the deal, I am wanting to do a SAS on my '93 sport but I am not sure what type of old model trucks used the Dana 44 I need to replace the Stock 35. Any help from some of the more knowledgeable members?...Also anyone know what gears the Stock '93 Sport 4x4 5spd is running? I can't seem to find that info anywhere.
 


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Freshmeat

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Before they chime in, don't bite on the claims that a D44 isn't worth the swap. It's not 100x better, but it does offer significant benefits over the D35 you have at a much better cost than a D60 swap because you can use the Bronco/F100 radius arms and such with a D44 while that's not the case on the D60.

Good luck. Early ('66 - '77) Broncos had a D44 similar to stock Explorer width, but '78 - '79 Broncos had stronger joints and shafts, with the difference of being 6" wider.
 




Welshdragon79

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I'll add to that the 60 may be harder to find ( didn't seem to be as prevalent when I was looking). My set the D44 and the 9in with all the radius arms, coils, coil buckets, and steering linkages was $500.
I'm doing all the grunt work, tear down and grinding and cutting, and I'll have the welding done ( about $50).
 




Freshmeat

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I scored my D44 and all front end parts for $150. That's after I decided a D60 would be too much drama and sold mine.
 




Glen4X4

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To know your gear ratio you need to look for your axle code on the driver door and on the main page here "Home" there is a link that is "explorer specifications" and has the axle codes to tell you what you're running stock. And the Early bronco's like said is the same width or get a one from a 70's F-150/bronco and have it narrowed unless you want full width.
 




Zenshu

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Thanks for the info guys, looks like I won't be finding out what gear ratio I am running for another weeks or so since I won't be out of Iraq until early-mid April. This has been Very Helpful, as soon as I get back to TX I am going to go dumpster diving for rundown old 78 or 79 Broncos, might do a front and rear axle swap while I am already in there.
 




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