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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default D44 front, ford 9 inch?

i might be getting a D44 front 8 lug. but i have a 9 inch rear axle with the 5x5.5 bolt pattern can i change the 9 inch to an 8 lug or would it be cheaper to change the D44 to a 5 x 5.5 ??

also is there any write ups or information on both of those options??
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Old December 11th, 2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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I've not researched the price but I'm betting that it would be cheaper to do the front. DO you already have rims for 5 on 5.5? Cuz that would save some cash too. For the 44 they cam in 5 on 5.5, 5 on 4.5, 6 lug and 8 lug versions. Earlier fords like 71-77 broncos were 5 on 5.5 as were 78-79 Ford Bronco, F-150, F-250, 74-80 front scout II's

You should be able ot find rotors from one of those models that will fit your spindle and junk. It might help folks to know where this 8 lug is comign from to give you an even more specific answer.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #3
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its an old ford 8 lug from a 76
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Old December 11th, 2005, 08:08 PM   #4
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Dodge 1/2 tons all used 5 on 5.5 dana 44s too. The pre 94 ones anyhow. Theres gotta be about a billion of them things laying around.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 08:41 PM   #5
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check this out

My recommendation would be to take of the 8-lug parts and put them on the shelf. Do not sell them. Then, if you want to upgrade to a 14-bolt, d60, or d70, you'll have the parts in hand.

If you have not plans for high-steer, go pull the knuckles out off any old ford d44 (ttb is fine), grab the outer shafts.

If you want high steer (or the option to use it later) find a set of chevy or FSJ flat top knuckles and the small bearing spindles, and use the ford parts listed in the link and go that route.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 09:05 PM   #6
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nice thanks bud
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with the dodges, they use a preassembled wheel bearing, that you can just switch out to the 5 on 5.5
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i have set of knuckles from a D44 that are 5 x 5.5 for cheap if you want them
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what are you looking to get for them and where are you from
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i would take $50 and I am from nothern NY
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I am getting ready to put this set up in my Jeep. I am going to change the front to 5 on 5.5. I

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i would take $50 and I am from nothern NY
thats not bad if i find an axle i need to change over i will let you know
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I dont thinck TTB 44 knuckles will not go on a solid 44.
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Old December 26th, 2005, 12:57 AM   #14
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with the dodges, they use a preassembled wheel bearing, that you can just switch out to the 5 on 5.5
The later dodges like yours... my dodge 44 doesnt have a preassmbled POS hub...
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