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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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30-spline axels

Is there any easy way to tell if a Dana 44 has 30-spline axels? I have a chart with BOM numbers. Is there maybe a code buried in there? Did they switch all production to 30-spline in some model year?

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Re: 30-spline axels

I believe all flanged (one piece) axle 44's have the 30 splines. What model and year is the vehicle with the axle your looked at?

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Re: 30-spline axels

I haven't looked at any yet. I wanted to find out what to look for before I go out, so that if I find something I will know if it's worth having.

I need a front, not a rear. I would guess that all of the closed-knuckle axels are 19-spline. At least I know that I don't want one of them anyway. If all open-knuckle housings are 30-spline, I'm set. Somehow I doubt it's that easy.

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Re: 30-spline axels

Most open knuckle 44 fronts were 30 spline except some early Fords were 27 spline.
Some early Scout flanged 44 rears were 19 spline. Nickmil.

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Re: 30-spline axels

Thanks. That's what I needed to know. And I only want a 30-spline, right?

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Re: 30-spline axels

I'd only reccomend the 30 spline. 19 spline is not really worth much. Don't know about the 27 spline.

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yep.. stay away from closed knuckle, earily bronco. look for wagoneer/pre 77 chevy/ scout if you want weak hubs and stub shaft.... see the weak point isn't always the splines on the inner shaft there is also the hub shaft(stub shaft)the scout uses the same size appx. stub shaft as the dana 30 from the cj era. I'd stay away from it.

If its going on your cj, I'd look at the scout, and swap on the stronger hubs, or the waggoneer if you don't mind the extra width, or the chevy (pre-77-78) if you don't mind the cutting it down.... if you don'twand to outboard I'd look at the scout and do research on it befor you go out yard hopping.

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Re: 30-spline axels

The Chevy is probably what I will most likely find around here. I think most of those Waggies are long gone. I had a 68 Chevy which had closed knuckles. Do you know when the open-knuckles came out? Cutting the tubes down is no problem for me, and I think I read here that you could get a pair of axels shortened for about $100. Sound right? What about Dodge and Ford pickups?

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for a cj the ford drop is on the wrong side. Dont know about dodge.
you can get them cut for about that or less from moser.
if you need help cutting just post on here and we will tutor you. Just make sure that you take the knuckle off the tube before you cut the tube.

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Re: 30-spline axels

Well, I thought I had the concept until you said to get the knuckles off first, then cut the tubes. I thought I'd saw the knuckle off at the knuckle, grind the weld, grind a split in the tube inside the knuckle and press it out. Wrong?

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