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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2003, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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is ford 9\" any good

how does the ford 9" rate w/ dana 44 and dana60 in a cj7
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Re: is ford 9\" any good

it's the best 1/2 ton rear ever made IMO. in stock form it'll beat that D44, and with a 35-spline locker and shafts it'll eat a D60 too. one nice thing about it is the R&P gears have more contact when you go to lower gears, so 5:13 is stronger than 4:10. looking at all the custom axle setups (even fronts) that utilize the 9", it seems that everybody realizes you cant beat it for strength vs weight and clearance.
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Re: is ford 9\" any good

Muddy's right, especially for your light application. One of the rigs in our club is a CJ5, 5.0 FI motor, 9" rear. He swears by it.

There really is no comparison between the 44 and 9". The 44 is a great axle, but the 9" is stronger. The only weak point you have to think about is that the 9 has a low pinion design. So, with your shortwheelbase, your driveshaft will become critical.
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Re: is ford 9\" any good

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it's the best 1/2 ton rear ever made

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... I'll second that opinion !!
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