Re: Anything funny about 3/4 ton Dodge D44?
I like the Dodge 44 because the spring perch is countersunk so far into the diff. It doesn't use a u-bolt on the inside of the perch, it uses studs because a u-bolt won't fit. I narrowed mine to 60" and the set up works awesome with my SOA. The driveshaft is perfectly parallel with the frame with my clocked 300.
Mine was from a full time 4x4 and it used a hub splined right onto the axle shaft, basically a big version of the design a YJ or TJ came with. That didn't matter to me because I wanted Warn shafts and 5 on 5-1/2" using Chevy flat top knuckles and Ford hubs and rotors. If you don't care about having locking hubs the full time set up is pretty stout, but there are no alloy shafts made for that design. Mine was from an 80's Ram. If yours is older, it may have the same set up as Chevy.