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Old 09-21-2002, 08:02 AM   #1
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D44 ?

scored a dodge dana 44 for nothin last week and just wondering if I can swap the axles and stuff over to chevy? or is it already the same?
it is for my willy's so its not like it has to be all chevy but I would prefer for spare parts ordering and stuff and who wants to admit htey run dodge stuff LOL
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Old 09-21-2002, 04:24 PM   #2
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AFAIK The internals are the same between them.
The spring perches are narower on The Dodge axle.
Does it have the full time hubs on it, big nut with a cotter pin?
Or does it have regular lockouts on it.
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:42 PM   #3
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yeah its full time thats the way I plan on running it
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Old 09-24-2002, 06:13 AM   #4
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That axle is one of Dodges creation.
Chevy parts will not interchange with it.
Everyone I know steers clear of those axles.
A GM front axle would be a better bet.
And if you are just going to use 1/2 ton axles they are pretty cheap.
I couldn't even give away my 1/2 ton stuff.
They wound up in a salvge yard.
I paid $250 for my D44 8 lug and 14 bolt FF with 4:10 gears.
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Old 09-25-2002, 05:27 AM   #5
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You can swap the kuckles out with chevy dana 44 parts, use the dodge inner axle shaft, with the chevy outer stub axle. I converted my dodge 3/4 to chevy 3/4 this way to get rid of the weak dodge bearing set up. If you are going to put it in a jeep, do the same thing except use a ford dana 44 parts and then you can keep the jeep wheel lug nut pattern.
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Old 09-25-2002, 06:39 AM   #6
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Burlinator, wanna make a trip to Oregon? I have a closed knuckle Dana 44 I can't give away. Nothing wrong with it, works great and has 4.10 gears. I guess being closed knuckle makes it worth about as much as the used gear oil that's in it
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Old 09-25-2002, 02:30 PM   #7
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I'd take that, but I have no idea how to get it from Oregon to Missouri.

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Burlinator, wanna make a trip to Oregon? I have a closed knuckle Dana 44 I can't give away. Nothing wrong with it, works great and has 4.10 gears. I guess being closed knuckle makes it worth about as much as the used gear oil that's in it
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Old 09-28-2002, 02:44 AM   #8
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when i was 16 i let a pair of matched 70-something ram charger 1/2 ton axles go to scrap guy, were probably dana 44 and whatever rear axle dodge 4x4 use(anyone know)?

i probably would have kept them if i had them nowadays, at least used them for parts or something.,

i had no clue at all back then,


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