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Old 11-23-2020, 06:22 AM
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Default Dana 44 vs. Dana44HD axles

the 44HD version had thicker axle tubes, bigger bearings and brakes and there were changes made to the ring gear mounting bolts-I think they were bigger diameter..watch your axle spline vs.diff spider gear spline count numbers too..Chevy,Ford and Jeep used the 44HD over the years back in the 70's.Boyce Equipment in Utah has parts you need for those old axles
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:44 PM
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Wellthe designation isn't the end all be all. My m725(another fsj) has a dana 60 front, but the axle shaft necks down, so its only as strong as a modern dana 44.
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:48 AM
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An interesting fact about the Dana 44, I have a few from 1974 and 1975 Cherokee and J10 truck that have thick wall tubes. These axles are six lug, not HD models.

I suspect Dana changed the 44 axle sometime in the mid 1970’s as a cost/weight reduction.
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Old 11-27-2020, 06:32 AM
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and not to mention the closed knuckle vs. open knuckle Dana axles as well
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Old 11-28-2020, 05:49 AM
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and not to mention the closed knuckle
Jeep began using the open knuckle 44 in the FSJ in 1974. Once one has experienced the small turning radius capable with an open knuckle axle it’s difficult to tolerate anything less.

Because the wheels turned farther with the open knuckle, Jeep had to move the springs inboard directly under the frame to make way for the tires. The springs also went under the axle at this time to maintain the ride height. Swapping from open to closed or vise versa is not a simple “bolt on” process. So yes, let’s not mention the closed knuckle.
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Old 11-28-2020, 06:04 AM
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With the rusted wall removed you can now see the interior of the dining room. On the right we have the nursery/bedroom. This is typical of FSJ frames that have set undisturbed for a period of time. It’s a good idea to check these areas when bringing a FSJ out of storage.
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Old 11-28-2020, 06:16 AM
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After noticing one of the crush sleeves had rusted away I decided to cut open the right side as well.

Here I am showing the proposed cut line and the holes for mounting the second crossmember. The front set of four holes indicated with white circles is the X member position when the three speed manual transmission is used. The rear set with squares is when the automatic or four speed is used.
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:16 AM
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Wellthe designation isn't the end all be all. My m725(another fsj) has a dana 60 front, but the axle shaft necks down, so its only as strong as a modern dana 44.
It may be comparable to a 44 for its ability to handle torque but is it not able to handle higher vertical load as a model 60 should?

I suspect there was no reason to provide stronger shafts with the 230 OHC engine but the M715/725 still needed to carry heavy loads, even if it took a while to move them.
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Old 11-29-2020, 12:46 AM
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I used the information provided by the cut out piece to create a form. This includes all the holes. The form is made from 1” thick steel.
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Old 11-29-2020, 12:50 AM
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The part being formed.
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