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'Balmer
02-15-2011, 02:10 PM
As some of you know, I'm doing a SAS to my pathfinder. I'm using a late 80's waggy Dana 44 as my donor axle and I still need spindles, hubs, wheel bearings, ball joints and brakes. What I need to know is:

Are all D44 spindles the same? ie. can I use the spindles from this axle on my waggy axle???

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/pts/2212899571.html

Any other info on what can be swapped from one D44 to another is also appreciated.

[cheers]

rmiller026
02-15-2011, 02:13 PM
I'm preatysure u can outers on 10 bolts arethe same as welli beleive

youngun
02-15-2011, 02:16 PM
I think you can use those outers as well, but im not positive on that

Apathy
02-15-2011, 02:35 PM
no.
those are differnt. 8 lug, = heavy duty.. there are some differences, including the brakes.

Get waggy or GM 6 lug stuff.

Quite commonly, you cna get chevy spindles, bearings hubs, brakes etc.

only problem is, you'll have to use waggy innner shafts, and chevy outer shafts. but that is not really a problem.

you cannot used ford stuff (you can, but it gets really complicated, big bearing VS small bearings, and a bunch of other small stuff)

Apathy
02-15-2011, 02:38 PM
balmer, nearly everything you ever wanted to know about a Dana 44 can be found here

http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html

rmiller026
02-15-2011, 02:43 PM
balmer, nearly everything you ever wanted to know about a Dana 44 can be found here

http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html


Ahhh there it is I was lookin for that site to give to him I was reading up befor on it

Apathy
02-15-2011, 02:52 PM
that is teh D44 bible.

fullsizebronco
02-15-2011, 10:57 PM
seems like it would have been easier to get a more common axle so parts where a little more easy to find etc glad to hear your still making progress tho!

skyjacker
02-16-2011, 12:46 AM
ya im running a ford dana 44 with chevy flattops , spindles , stub shafts calipers and brackets with ford rotors , conversion was easy and a good way to be able to run hi-steer

'Balmer
02-16-2011, 10:15 AM
I know, I know, it's a PITA axle. The problem is it wasn't complete when I bought it other wise it would have been the easiest possible swap. The deal is, it's the perfect width and the housing already had some bracketry that I could not to mention cro-mo axles, an Aussie locker, Yukon super joints, etc.
So, on goes the search for another, cheap waggy D44 or a bunch or really expensive bits...

Apathy
02-16-2011, 10:54 AM
I know, I know, it's a PITA axle. The problem is it wasn't complete when I bought it other wise it would have been the easiest possible swap. The deal is, it's the perfect width and the housing already had some bracketry that I could not to mention cro-mo axles, an Aussie locker, Yukon super joints, etc.
So, on goes the search for another, cheap waggy D44 or a bunch or really expensive bits...


for the locker. screw the ozzy.
Your gonna want a new carrier.. 75 bucks. auzzie locker 300 bucks

detroilt 550.
(these are us dollars)

Keep your eye open and you can find a good used detroit for good price.

I sold one a year ago wiht NEW guts and perfet used case.. 250 bones.

they are out there.

'Balmer
02-16-2011, 12:34 PM
No money for more upgrades... the aussie's goin' in. I've never heard of anyone complaining about aussie's and lock-rights on the nissan sites...

Apathy
02-16-2011, 12:40 PM
rear, or front?
rear.. OK, front.. save your pennies for a full detroit.