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D44 pinion vs. 8.25 pinion


 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:46 pm    Post subject: D44 pinion vs. 8.25 pinion Reply with quote

So I've decided to put a D44 in the 97 (instead of the 8.8 I was thinking about). I should be picking one up this weekend from a guy in MD. Here my question: What is the difference in the pinion length between a D44 and an 8.25?

I know that the D44 is about an inch or so longer than the D35, but I'm not sure about the D44 vs. 8.25.

Basically I need to know if I need to get a shorter (or longer) driveshaft as well.

Thanks.

Steve
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea...I'm talking to myself again...but I figure the answer might help someone down the road...

I found out over on NAXJA that with the exception of the D44 axle tubes being smaller than the 8.25 (requiring smaller u-bolts), a D44 is a direct swap in for the 8.25...driveshaft and u-joints fit right in.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve, did you take your medication today? Finger
Good info, thanks for digging it up. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the meds ran out a couple of days ago and I haven't bothered to get a refill.... Finger

One more thing to add...it's not applicable to what I'm doing, but again, it might help someone out in the future:

For a D35 swap to either a 8.25 or D44 a shorter driveshaft will be needed. The D35 pinion is about an inch shorter than both. Also, the axle tube on the D35 is about an 1/8" narrower than a D44 and about 3/8" narrower than a 8.25...so new U-bolts will be needed for either swap.

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