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j-10 dana 44\'s

Hi I was just wondering what the width is on a set of axles from a j10 truck, I have seen that there is a wide and narrow track and both dementions will be help full. I am doing an axle swap currently thinking of scout 44's but am considering a j10 truck. My yj axles are 60 inch's now that is why I need to know the width of the j10's. Also did j10's have 360's or tf727 in them? thanks Mike

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Re: j-10 dana 44\'s

No such thing as a narrow track J truck

all were approx 65 inches wide

until 79 they had dana 44s front and rear ( half tons)

1980 and after had 44 fronts and amc20s rear
after 1980 they had tf727s

258/304/360/401s were availble in them thru out the years

mostly 360s later in life


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Re: j-10 dana 44\'s

not sure on the width of the wide tracks.. the narrow ones.. .. 59" wheel mounting surface to surface.. (or something close to that.. ) with your yj.. you want to stay newer than 1980 to get the drivers side drop.. yes.. they did come with 360's.. and yes with TF727's.. that is why the rear axle is centered in them.. unlike the quadratrac's from yester years..


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Re: j-10 dana 44\'s

Go here for any Jeep specs that you may need. Axle widths are there. There were wide and narrow trac for the Cherokees and Wagoneers, but J trucks are wider than the wide trac. http://www.jeeptech.com

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Re: j-10 dana 44\'s

I just picked up a set of J10 axles from a 1974 with 14,000 miles on it. I understood that they had 44s in the front and rear and both had 27-30 splines.
I want to put them under my 1985 CJ7. They measure about 10-11 inches wider than the CJ, so will need to cut them down. The front axles does have stamped 44F, however the rear axle differential is not stamped. The shape of the rear differential is just like the front diff, except it has smaller axle tubes and has a rubber plug with SPICER on it. The axles were free, but don't seem to match what I am reading. I wonder if it is possible that it was an older Jeep. I also want to assure myself that these axles are worth the time to modify them to fit the CJ. Appreciate your comments.

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Heres a link I find handy


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Re: j-10 dana 44\'s

Looking down on the rear axle, clean off the top of the web going from the pinion to the drivers side axle tube. In one of the recesses should be the model number. Let us know if you find it and what you find.

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