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Dana 44 ?\'s
I am posting this here because I think you guys probably have the most exsperience with Dana 44's.
I have a Dana 44 front axle from an 81 Cherokee Cheif. I am going to use it to swap to solid axle on my Nissan. There are a few things I have to do to it before I can start my swap. It is a 6 lug with manual hubs and no vacuum anything. It's leaf under sprung and does not have the bolt on steering knuckle.
One is, I need to go through the brakes. this 44 has single piston calipers. I would like to switch to dual piston calipers. What do I need to do or what truck do I have to salvage them from? Or does anyone know if I can bolt my Nissan brake system to this axle?
The other question I have has to do with the Hi-Steer for the spring-over I plan on doing. Can I use the knuckles off another truck? What truck do I need to look for to get the knuckles? I know I have to buy the kit, but I just don't want to buy the knuckles as well (at least not new).
I need to stay 6 lug through all of the changes that is the only thing I have to stay with. Thanks for your help.