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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2002, 11:31 AM
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Dana 50 - what, where, why?

Just noticed that Teraflex is offering an improved dana 50 housing. I've never heard of a Dana50. How do they compare to whats out there (AMC20, Dana44, Dana60, etc)?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2002, 11:41 AM
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Re: Dana 50 - what, where, why?

A Dana 50 is basically a Dana 44 ring, pinion, and axle shafts with Dana 60 outers. Ford has used them for quite a few years in the fronts of the F250HD pickup trucks. Personally I don't see much use for them in a Jeep and I sure wouldn't spend the bucks on a Tera setup. You don't gain much over a stock Dana 44 or anything over a Dana 44 with alloy shafts and any of the newer high strength u-joints.

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Re: Dana 50 - what, where, why?

Is a stock 50 stronger than a stock 44? How hard are they to find?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2002, 12:46 PM
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Re: Dana 50 - what, where, why?

I seem to remember reading in 4 wheeler or other such magazine thath the Dana 50 has the same diameter R&P as a Dana 44 BUT, it is made out of thicker material, so therefore it is Stronger.

Tha Dana 60 outers are definetley stronger/bigger than a stock Dana 44.

The D 50's would be harder to find however becuase they are used mostly(only?) with the Ford HD250's. The Bigger HD 350's(1 ton) Fords still use the Dana 60 that is tried and true!

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Re: Dana 50 - what, where, why?

They sound like a cure for the people that continusally blow axle u-joints on d44s. I think you can only get ring and pinion up to 4.56's. I think they are still used in f250's and single wheel f350's. If if you figure costs i'm not sure what's cheeper d44 housing $100, locker $500, gears and install kit $200, alloy shafts $550, ctm u-joints $300, warn hubs $75, new brakes/ 8 lug outers $100 = $1825. Dana 50 complete $300?, locker $500, gears and install kit $250?, warn hubs $100, new brakes $150 = $1300. Now those are just gestamits on the prices and you have to adapt it for you needs. They both have their + and minsus.

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Re: Dana 50 - what, where, why?

Yep they are in F250s and '99-01 single rear wheel F350s. Starting in '02 all F350s get the D60 front axle.

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