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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2000, 12:21 PM
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What gears? 78 Dana 44 Rear

Hey guys,

I have a rear from a 78 Scout Traveler. Its a dana 44. It had a V8 and a automatic i believe.

Does anyone know what gears should be in it?

I am planning on putting this rear under my jeep and need to know what is inside of it. I hope they are 3:73's. I hope to change them both to 4:88's later in the summer.


1997 TJ w/ 33's & 1984 CJ7 V8/35's

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2000, 01:43 PM
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Re: What gears? 78 Dana 44 Rear

If there is no tag, then the only real way to know is to open it up and look (unless you happen to have
access to the line setting ticket of the Scout it came out of). I'd be very surprised if they're 3.73s - the axle
gearing tended to get higher in the later Scouts, and I think automatics tended to be geared higher as well.
I'd expect something more like 3.07 or 3.31.


post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2000, 05:58 PM
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Re: What gears? 78 Dana 44 Rear

If you don't want to open the diffy just jack up the rear of the vehicle and turn the wheels. The number of driveshaft revolutions as compared to a full wheel revolution will also give the answer you seek.

- Jake

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