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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well I am looking for axles to swap into my baby. I have read about swapping in the Chevy Dana 44 because it has a passenger drop and a spring pad in the housing. I know I will have to have the long side cut down. Anyone have some good solid advice on the subject. I have read a ton about different axles; scout II, waggie's, yada yada. Let hear what you have to say.

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my advise.. would be to ask yourself.. what do you want to do with the jeep? not next year.. but try to look down the road a few years.. cause if you ever see yourself tooling around on 38's or bigger.. then this is the time to step up.. if not.. then stick with 44's.. or a 44/60 combo.. there are many different routes out there.. i went with a 44/60 combo for a few years.. and now have swapped in 1 tons.. if i knew then what i do now.. i would have just skipped over the 3/4 tons.. but i lived and learnt.. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
also what type of wheelin you do will have an effect on your outcome of axle choices..
i will say to stay away from the scout d44 fronts.. for a front d44.. i would look into a wagoneer axle.. you could leave that full width.. and still keep yourself street legal.. this is the axle i ran.. and get yourself the hd20 from a wagoneer also.. and you can reuse your gears and lockers for it.. saving you some money.. and still be able to thrash it with 35's on it..
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Here is what I would do.

you already have a locker for the 20. Purchase a set of superior one piece axles, weld the tubes and build a truss..

axles $250
weld the tubes: Case of root beer or free
Truss $10 in steel

for the front: superior is coming out with a super 30 kit for the Dana 30 that converts the 27 spline front to 30 spline with an ARB plus they all have a 5 year warranty against breaking!!!!

just my 02 cents..
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for the front: superior is coming out with a super 30 kit for the Dana 30 that converts the 27 spline front to 30 spline with an ARB plus they all have a 5 year warranty against breaking!!!!

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Of course they can warranty that, in a stock axle, it's a toss up as to whether a shaft will snap or the ring gear strip. Now, the ring gear will go first for sure.
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The Ring Gear is bigger in the AMC 20 is bigger than the Dana 44..
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The Ring Gear is bigger in the AMC 20 is bigger than the Dana 44..

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What does that have to do with a dana 30?
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What does that have to do with a dana 30?

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Nothing!!!! LOL Sorry it's friday.
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if you polish that turd of a d30.. its still a turd... [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img]
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Wouldn't that make it a Dana Turdy. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Back to the subject. I'm going with a Waggy 20 after regearing it will still be cheaper than building a CJ 20. I'm also going to use the Waggy front 44. Using these axles gives you shafts, rotors, drums, etc that are relatively inexpensive to repair using parts from the auto store or wrecking yard.

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Re: what axles

Thanks for the input guys. Is the waggy bolt pattern different? I believe that it is a 6 on 5.5?? Shoot maybe i will just go one ton axles?? I would like to run 35's and not worry about breaking anything.

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