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Old December 3rd, 2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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I was thinking of doing a dana 44 toyota 8" hybrid for the front of my sas ranger. The biggest reason why is i have most of the parts. What i was thinking is taking a toy 8" rear hosing and basicly putting dana 44 c"s and outers on it. right now im running a waggy 44 front and a toy 8" rear and i hang up alot on the front. i shaved about an 1/2" off it but, its not enough. I'm planning an shaving my rear axle and that will just make things worse. I'm just looking for info right now. Any help would be great thanks.
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Dana 44s outers, even with CTMs and alloy shafts, are weaker than 30 spline longfields. The only benefit would be a slightly better turning radius. The Toyota hubs I'd say hold up better, and the knuckles are easier to hi-steer.

If I find time this winter, I'm re-tubing one of my fronts to 61.5" wide (3" more per side) and running (hopefully) a 4 runner rear axle (61" wide), possible wit my spacers on all 4 to get 3" more width.
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Toyota trucks have metric 30 spline. Dana 44 have standard 30 spline. You can fit dana 44 shafts into a toyota spider or locker, but the engagement is not as much. You can not get toyota shafts to fit in a d44. The metric splines have more a point to them and standard spline count has a flat top on the splines.

With the cost of longfields being around $600, It is kind of a thing of the past to do the d44 outers on a toyota. Steering arms, bearings, and hubs are all cheaper for the Toyota outers. And kingpin knuckles are stronger than ball joints all day long. You can build a straight up toyota axle way cheaper and stronger then you could build a d44/toy hybrid.

Just remember one thing when building axles. KISS. The simplier the set up, the easier to find parts in a pinch and easier to get things to work together correctly. If this was 1999, then I would say that the d44/toybrid would be your best option if you were stuck on the toyota axle. But in 7 years, the aftermarket is just as strong if not stronger for toyota axles then d44.
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Well my reason for thinking this is that i already have dana 44 hysteer and i need driver drop. Just looking for more clearance and i have spare parts just hanging out, and thanks brimy thats the type of info i was looking for.
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Well my reason for thinking this is that i already have dana 44 hysteer and i need driver drop. Just looking for more clearance and i have spare parts just hanging out, and thanks brimy thats the type of info i was looking for.
You can flip the housing over 180 degrees and then rotate the third member 180 back to make it a drivers drop. REmove the inner knuckle balls and swap side to side, and weld in a new lower brace.
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