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rangerguy
03-17-2006, 12:09 PM
wanna start collecting parts for the conversion so im starting with the axle , and woundering if i should go with leafs or coil it ? any imput would be great thanx [cheers]

Bigsexy
03-17-2006, 12:11 PM
coils r softr...
[cheers]

rangerguy
03-17-2006, 12:11 PM
also im courious as to if gears outta a d44 ifs from a fullsizef150 would be the same in a solid axle

rangerguy
03-17-2006, 12:12 PM
coils r softr...
[cheers]
but is that it or what ? im building this truck for sometrails and church [cheers]

In The Zone
03-17-2006, 12:30 PM
coils would be easier for your application..


as for the ttb d44 gear set as long as your donor axle is hp it should work could be wrong though

might be differences in the carrier

Taxidermy
03-17-2006, 12:49 PM
[cheers]

rangerguy
03-17-2006, 12:55 PM
coils would be easier for your application..


as for the ttb d44 gear set as long as your donor axle is hp it should work could be wrong though

might be differences in the carrier
yeah thats what im wanting to see , i have a 8.8 with 4'10 gears so im thinkin about keeping it full whith [cheers]

Nutbar
03-17-2006, 01:07 PM
coils and radius arms like you have already with the TTB will be better all around for wheelin you will get almost no axle wrap with the radius arms which will make it better for muddin and softer so more flex for crawlin.

As far as I know with with D44s as long as it is high pinion the gears and carrier should work. From my understanding the only one that is completely by itself is the Aluminum D44 out of the Grand Cher's, then High pinion gears for High pinion axles Low pinion gears for low pinion axles and the carriers are the same for both.

rangerguy
03-17-2006, 03:37 PM
so then what does it all take to keep the coils in with a solid axle ? like is there any custom brackets to make or anything , just wanting to know what all i need to do this [cheers]

In The Zone
03-18-2006, 08:43 AM
you will need to build a track bar and mount on your frame and diff

Squishy
03-18-2006, 02:08 PM
its easy to do, i did it in a weekend on my b2 waiting for parts(other than steering)

get a 77 f150 axle, or an early bronco(pre 78) the eb axles are low pinion though, but should work fine. with the 77 you have to cut the radius arm mounts off the axle and move them inwards approx 3 inches per side, not necessary with the eb axle. for the hangers on the frame, grab them off of a 78-79 fullsize bronco(the ones at the end of the radius arms). measure, drill holes, modify the coil bucket a bit and put on some f250 shock mounts, and it should work fine.

one piece of advice though, if you plan to drive the truck far, either put seay bars on it, or run a ttb style ranger lift coil, im running 3.5" eb wildhorse rockcrawler springs and they are damn sketchy to drive(at speed), but soft as hell.