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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 5:01 pm    Post subject: dana 44 upgrade Reply with quote

Hi everyone, quick ? for you. I snapped a dana 30 front axle shaft the last time out. While I was looking around in my local junkyard I ran across a 84 grand wagoneer. It has both front and rear diffs complete. It was in a pile of other wrecks waiting to be crushed. I could not get close enough to see any numbers on either housing. I asked the owner if they were dana 44's, but he did not know. They are a 6 bolt pattern. I have never seen a dana 44 with that pattern. Is it possible, or are they something else?


Thanks for any info.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most Waggy's are 6 lug, if not all. Fairly easy swap if you get both axles complete - assuming they are drivers side drop (front pumpkin on YOUR side). Change your rims (6 lug are VERY common) and you're done. Minor work on the front spring perches to make it fit.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is driver side drop, so no problem with my front driveline. My other question is what model diffs are they, possibly 44's or something else? Thank you so much for your reply.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the front should be a 44, the rear could be a 20. If you want to do the front 44, you can run a toy rear like me and have 6 lug all around, or just live with different patterns (like I do)

As for the 30, just cuase is broke dont mean its out for the count, parts are a dime a dozen and they are easy to fix. I break a front shaft every time I go out, but i have lots of them

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to replace the right side (broken side) axle with a one piece TJ axle shaft. Works great, and no more CAD.
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