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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-26-2002, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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D44 Spool Question

Hey, my brother has a 74 CJ-5 running dana44 in the rear with 33" tires.... this is Off-Road Vehicle Only (street driven to trail only).

My question is will the d44 and driveline hold up to a spool in the rears with 33" tires?

He tends to allow the jeep to hop around a little when he looses traction and can't make it any further.. (going up slippery or rockey hills when one tire starts spinning)

What do you think the chances are of breaking something?

We want a spool over a locker for the price and since its an off-highway vehicle only... what's your thoughts?

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Re: D44 Spool Question

I personally think it would hold, the shafts will become the weak link most likely, but I think they will hold too.

an even cheaper option, weld it up, I did this to my Jeeps rear axle, have yet to install it,, but I used ALOT of weld and really melted it all together.

I did one 2 weeks ago for my toyota and used alot less weld, and its been holding fine, one offroad trip, and almost 2 weeks of driving around town ( terrible tire wear!)

I did it with a stick welder, it took about 1 hour to clean, about 4 hours to weld ( taking breaks to allow for cooling) and another hour or so to clean up the spatter.

about $2 worth of 1/8" 7018 rods.

varied between 110 and 150 amps DC

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Re: D44 Spool Question

Yep was considering that too [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: D44 Spool Question

just weld it
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Re: D44 Spool Question

I agree, just weld it. I have welded quite a few axles, all with great results.



If you do decide to weld it, weld it solid, otherwise it'll look like this and you'll have to redo it. I have had to re-weld one axle, but I didn't weld it originally.


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