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Dana 44 front with discs on a \'79 Scout SS2, swap?

How's this axle sound for a front axle swap in my YJ? The major problem is the passenger side diff and the 3.54's on it but I can pick up the axle for $50. Anyone know of any quirks with this axle or is it the same as you'd find in an early bronco?
If I don't like it, I may just give it to my dad for his '72 bronco, he need discs for his front D44 and I think the spindles and everything should swap right over right?

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Re: Dana 44 front with discs on a \'79 Scout SS2, swap?

Don't you have 4.10's in your 8.8? I'd look for some with 4.10's from the factory, I have a set I put under the Scrambler and know where there is a yard with 4-5 Scouts, not sure of the ratios though.

The problem with the Scout front end is they have no caster, which is required for the steering to self correct back to center. Caster can be added, but then you're adding a price into the equation. A lot of people use the Waggie front end, which can be found in driver's or passenger's drop, are D44's, and have internally splined hubs, which are stronger than the Scouts externally splined ones. The drawback is you'll have to have the holes redrilled to match your 5x4.5 pattern. Both should fit well under the YJ frame. The positive side to the Scout axle is parts for it are cheap and plentiful, a loaded caliper (one with the pads), runs $25 and a disc is $40 the last time I checked.

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Re: Dana 44 front with discs on a \'79 Scout SS2, swap?

thanks Mark, I didn't realize the cheap cost factor on the scout axle calipers and rotors. I'll probably end up giving this one to my old man for his bronco. I've seen a waggie D44 at a yard, just haven't bother to get any prices or info on it. I'm afraid he'd say, oh just take it away for $25. Then I'd need to find a place to put it! I've got entirely too man projects going!! I need to finish this dam 8.8", then I'd like to do the onboard air thing, then.....

First thing is to get the house done!! Should be moving in around the end of July?

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