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Help... Dana axles ???

Hello everyone, first post on this forum. I recently acquired a pair of axles from a late '73 - early '74 Scout II. The front is a D30 and the rear is a D44. The R&P ratio is 3.31, and they have drum brakes all around. I wanted to put them under a Samurai and run 33" tires, but I don't think the 3.31 ratio will suit my needs unless I buy some VERY expensive double-low transfer case gears. So, what should I do with the axles? Sell 'em, run 'em as-is, or (could I be so lucky) try to find some 4.09 or 4.27 gears for 'em (and a locker)? I was hoping this forum would have a parts wanted / for sale section, but I didn't see one. Can anyone help a Dana-wannabe out? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Help... Dana axles ???

First off.....What kind of power are you running in the truck? If it's stock, your best bet is tobuy gears and a locker. That dana 30 front end should hold it. Second, dana 44 disc brakes will fit on the dana30 front end also. That is an easy swap if you can find the brake parts. If you plan on putting some power in your ride, I'd opt for saving the rear axle and trying to find a matching front end. The 44 front is a pretty strong front end. Good luck.
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I don't know if I would throw much money at a d30, but maybe under a sammy you could get away with it. Are you running the 1.3 or have you swapped?
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Re: Help... Dana axles ???

Thanks for the responses guys. I'm planning to keep a 4 cylinder Suzuki engine in the Samurai, but it will eventually be either a built Swift GTi short block with a Sumo II head -or- a 1.6 liter 16 valve EFI engine from a Tracker.
My next question is... what aftermarket gears are available for the IH D30's, and where can I get them? Someone told me to look at 4wheelparts.com, but they only list gears for the Jeep D30's. They also mention something about a case change for the different ratios, like 3.73 and down have one case, and 3.92 and up have another case. Is this true for IH D30's, or is it just a Jeep thing?
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A D30 is a D30, doesn't matter what it came from.
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