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Old April 22nd, 2007, 21:34
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Working on a dana 44 and 9" build

I have a chance to get a dana 44 and 9" out of an early bronco. My question is it worth all the effort and modification. Would be stronger or should I just up what I got. I am running an open 30 and locked 35 no other mods to the diff. w/33's and 4:10's.

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 23:40
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Re: Working on a dana 44 and 9" build

No doubt the 9 inch is worth the effort. 3-4 times better than a 35. Would be good for a much larger tire than what you have now.

The 44 to me isn't worth the trouble if you're running 33's. Much easier to put in some good axles (which you'd need to do to the 44 too) and forget about it. If you hop up to 35's it might be worth the extra reliablity to go with the D44.

I would definetely regear to 4.56 or 4.88 if you are gonna stay with 33's or 35's.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:36
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Re: Working on a dana 44 and 9" build

i did the swap on my 92, but i used full width from 78 bronco. i run 36 iroks and 5:13's open front, spool rear. i've had it done for quite awhile and haven't had any problems with breakage yet.
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Re: Working on a dana 44 and 9" build

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i did the swap on my 92, but i used full width from 78 bronco. i run 36 iroks and 5:13's open front, spool rear. i've had it done for quite awhile and haven't had any problems with breakage yet.
not trying to hijack but what shafts are in the front? stock, alloy?
what about the rear 30 spline?

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