What rear axle is in my wagoneer? What did they offer back then open, limited slip or a locked rear diff? Is it possible to swap into my 89 comanche? Thanks Dennis Im sure its a 63-64 wagoneer cause it has the 230 tornado, think those were the only years for that.
Sure the 44 is stronger than the 35C but realize that the version on your wagoneer carries some obsolete and hard to find parts, such as the 19 spline axle shaft. It's also a 2-piece design. Later D44's in the 70's had 1-piece shafts with 30 splines.
Hey chris, sorry to step off on a bit of a tangent but do you know what kind of axle they put in the 27af(front) and 44 on the 70 wagons? If not is there an easy way to find out? I'd sure hate to snap an axle in the boonies and find out I got the wrong fix it parts!
Oh sorry, 27 is a 19-spline as well as the 44. I don't know when FSJ's went to a 1-piece D44 rear with 30 splines, but if you have a 2-piece on your rear, it will be a 19-spline. You can tell a 2-piece by teh big castle nut on the axle flange.