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Waggy Front D44 ?\'s

Hey folks... first new topic post for me in a while.

I trashed my front D30 in my 88 YJ that had alloy shafts, 297x joints, blah blah blah, and it wiped out the passenger side housing. I have a waggy 44 sitting in the garage I can build for it. It is a newer waggy front with the chunk on the drivers side - just right for the YJ.

I cannot find replacement inner axles in the alloy variety for this thing. DO they exist? I know folks build these things - what do they do? I can get Warn outers for it.

Any other building tips?

(I am a mild mannered off-roader - the D30 lasted a long time! The YJ has a 4.3 Chevy, TH350, Tera Low NP231, and the axles gearing is presently 4.10. I am currently running 34X9.50 TSL's and maybe swapping over to 35's.)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: Waggy Front D44 ?\'s

I just got a new 4 wheel parts thing in the mail and I noticed that they show Warn alloy shafts for waggy axles. This was the first time I have seen this. Based on the pricing it looked to be the inner axles (not including outers).
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Re: Waggy Front D44 ?\'s

Yeah they sell warn inner and outers for waggy dana 44's, a few guys on the board here are running them and I just bought a set. Mike
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Re: Waggy Front D44 ?\'s

Who else sells them? I hate buying anything from 4WheelParts. How much are they? Part numbers from Warn?

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I dont know the part numbers but I got them from a divison of 4wheelparts, they were $550 for the set of 4 shafts. Mike
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Tom,
what's wrong with 4wheel Parts? They've been good to me so far. I've learned that the 3 4 wheel drive shops around me heavily compete with eachothers prices. It's kinda fun watching them drop prices to beat the competitor.
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Re: Waggy Front D44 ?\'s

Why not just carry extras?

I am running Dana 44 front and have only broke one axle so far spinnig the tires with 15.5" wide 33" Radial TSL Swampers. Heavy, Wide tires with lots of traction +C-clips falling out of the U-joint bound up the "short side" axle breaking the U-joint as well as the axle shaft in the Diff itself.
I didn't have an extra with me so I wasn't able to just swap it out.
Now I am running 36x12.5 Bias TSLs and have been hammering down plenty, I even went back to the "Scene of the crime" described above and have had no further problems.

For the price of alloy axles you can build about 3-4 Buff extras.


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Re: Waggy Front D44 ?\'s

Well...I talked with Warn to day on the phone and they DO NOT manufacture inner shafts for the Driver side chunked Waggy 44. The outers will work but no inners. The guy on the phone said the shafts from a passenger side chunked Waggy D44 are different lengths.

Geesh!! What now!!!
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Well you talked to the wrong person, because warn makes the shafts for the driverside drop dana44. I have a set.
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Re: Waggy Front D44 ?\'s

mrmacrro,
How would you like to put a shaft in and never have to change it? When you get a warn alloy it is the last axleshaft you will ever buy. I would like to be changing shafts ever couple of trips, and eventually these reloads are going to catch up to you unless you know someone with a secret stash of D44 shafts. Mike
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