Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Vancouver, Washingon
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Dana 44 Axle Narrowing Cost (I Paid)
Just in case someone was wondering what it costs to get an axle and housing narrowed, here is what I paid. Keep in mind I had the axle housing completely torn down (which means I used my die grinder to cut the shock brackets and the spring pad on the long side off), and garden hose cleaned everything with Simple Green. I only needed the long side of my front Dana 44 narrowed by 4 1/4", nothing was done to the short side. Check the housing for being straight, cut and weld the long side "C" bracket, 1.75 hours (shop rate $65/HR). Weld spring pad to the narrowed long side .25 hours, spring pad $8 Total $138.00
I'll need to get the inner axle shaft cut and resplined $50.