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Old December 19th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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i just bought dana 44 from a 1976 scout and saw that the pig was on the opposite side of the driveshaft. is there any way to make it work or did i get shafted? go easy on me im new to axle work!!
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Old December 19th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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You didn't get shafted. He sold you what you wanted to buy. Unfortunately, you didn't know what you wanted.

Besides being the wrong drop, its not the same bolt pattern as your rear (assuming its still stock). To run it, you'll have to change your transfer case. Don't bother trying to re-tube it.
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i may have someone who will trade you what you need. it would be out of a 80's wagoneer. opposite diff side than the scout axle you have. your bolt pattern will be different.

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thanks for the help, i was hopin that i wouldnt have to switch the transfer case
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thanks for the help, i was hopin that i wouldnt have to switch the transfer case

Its a good excuse to run a Dana 300, but the 80's Wagoneer axle mentioned above can actually be bolted in. Find a matching centered FSJ rear for a good upgrade and a solution to the bolt pattern problem. That's what I would do and it will look good. I have some pics of a YJ with stock FSJ axles bolted in someplace...
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Its a good excuse to run a Dana 300, but the 80's Wagoneer axle mentioned above can actually be bolted in. Find a matching centered FSJ rear for a good upgrade and a solution to the bolt pattern problem. That's what I would do and it will look good. I have some pics of a YJ with stock FSJ axles bolted in someplace...

I happen to have the above mentioned matching rear.
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is that the axle that you told me about already?
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does anybody have any axles that will work, im gettin desperate
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I guess the trade didn't work out with 350YJ?
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I would swap a D300 in, and then run a Scout rear.

I have an Isuzu D44 rear with 4.30s and disc brakes that would match up nicely with a Waggy front D44.

Just wondering, why are you looking to swap a D44 in the front? Are you looking to swap the rear as well?
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Lets say he did swap a D300 and run the pass drop D44... would the drive shaft hit anything as the Jeep was not designed for a pass drop axel?
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Lets say he did swap a D300 and run the pass drop D44... would the drive shaft hit anything as the Jeep was not designed for a pass drop axel?

Probably only if he ran an automatic with a wide housing (like a 727) and not enough lift to clear it.
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I guess the trade didn't work out with 350YJ?

no i guess he didnt want to trade any more

I would swap a D300 in, and then run a Scout rear.

I have an Isuzu D44 rear with 4.30s and disc brakes that would match up nicely with a Waggy front D44.

Just wondering, why are you looking to swap a D44 in the front? Are you looking to swap the rear as well?

well i wasnt going to swap the front but i traded my front for the 2 scout axles so i now need a front axle, and yes i need to swap the rear but i have the d44 from the scout for that

Lets say he did swap a D300 and run the pass drop D44... would the drive shaft hit anything as the Jeep was not designed for a pass drop axel?

thanks for the concern but i am not going to run the scout axle
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Please learn to use the multi-quote function.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #15
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hey man i had to change my newbie tag, it doesnt mean im not a noob lol
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Here's the situation you're in now-

You need a front axle, since you don't have one.

You have a pair of Scout D44s

You don't want to use the front D44, but you want to use the rear D44.

The Scout D44 has a 5 on 5 1/2" bolt pattern.

You don't want to run a passenger drop front axle.


The only driver's drop front axle that would be close to the correct width to go with the Scout D44 would be a late model Waggy D44, but the bolt pattern (6 on 5 1/2") won't match your Scout D44.



Now I would either swap in the D300, or sell the pair of Scout and buy a pair of Waggy D44s, but if you really wanted to make it difficult (and it seems like you do), you could just buy a DD Waggy fronty D44, and then swap 5 on 5 1/2" outers onto it.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 03:13 PM   #17
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well i already sold the 44's, but i found temporary replacements, but i will be swapping in the future
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