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Old January 30th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #1
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I have an 8.8 out of an F150 and a Dana 44 from an 81 J10

Im wondering is will this combo hold up to some 35s with pavement and moderate wheeling or should there be alloy upgrades in my future

Does anybody know how to set up the gears in the Dana 44 I have 4.11 in the 8.8 and I have 4.11s and an open diff to go into the d44 but I dont know how to set them up so that they dont explode or worse

And finally has anybody used the ford trac lock and put extra clutches in it for a tighter lockup
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Old January 30th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #2
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And finally has anybody used the ford trac lock and put extra clutches in it for a tighter lockup

At one point, I got a LSD carrier for 8.8" Ford from "trendsetter" on this board. P.M. him, see where he had it done at. It was super-tight (and fun in the winter)


I'd kinda like to do it to my current axle also....


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Old January 31st, 2007, 05:49 AM   #3
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What are you putting them under, and what engine and tranny does it have??

They shgould hold up nder a CJ or Wrangler, considering they both were used under 1/2 ton fullsizes for moderate wheeling...
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Old January 31st, 2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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these are going under my YJ as stage one of my planned drive train rebuild
I have the factory 4.2 and AX15 with the np231 but Im planning on going to an AMC 360 that I have and using a ford granny tranny NP235 and a dana 300

stage 2 will be the moter and then finally stage three will be tranny and t case

I gotta do it this way cause Im on a limited budget
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Old January 31st, 2007, 01:05 PM   #5
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Hey possumjeep.. as dune said above for a cheap way to get some more traction out of a LSD 8.8 find someone who will re-pack it for you. The key is finding a shop who will do it and do it right. first time they claimed it was done was barely above factory spec.. they need to literally jam them in there. I think the clutch pack kit cost me like $40-50, took them the entire axle for the re-install cost me about anther $75 bucks... so out of pocket wasnt to bad and it worked fine for me for about a year or two until i got my detriot and dune picked up mine and clearly still had some life in it better then stock. if you have any questions feel free to drop me a line
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At $125 and 2 install, I would say you are better off with a real locker...
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Old January 31st, 2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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I have an 8.8 out of an F150 and a Dana 44 from an 81 J10

Im wondering is will this combo hold up to some 35s with pavement and moderate wheeling or should there be alloy upgrades in my future

Does anybody know how to set up the gears in the Dana 44 I have 4.11 in the 8.8 and I have 4.11s and an open diff to go into the d44 but I dont know how to set them up so that they dont explode or worse

And finally has anybody used the ford trac lock and put extra clutches in it for a tighter lockup
I run an 8.8 with 31 spline axles, behind 330 hp. I also am running 35inch Grabbers and 355 gears. I have not had any problem with breakage, but these tires do not hook up like a set of Boggers would.
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well as far as repacking the clutches on the rear end I can do that myself thats not a problem I was just wondering if its worth while to put the extra clutches in it but it sounds like it will be

Im planning on running about a 35 to 37 inch tire but Im not going to get anything near as aggressive as a bogger I was thinking somthing along the lines of an MT type tire


the only other thing that I need to know is how to set up the gears in the D44 or am I better off to pay some guy to set them up for me
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well as far as repacking the clutches on the rear end I can do that myself thats not a problem I was just wondering if its worth while to put the extra clutches in it but it sounds like it will be
I'd say so. As previously mentioned by myself, that thing was pretty much locked up on anything but dry pavement.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 06:44 PM   #10
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I'd say so. As previously mentioned by myself, that thing was pretty much locked up on anything but dry pavement.
ahh good deal Ill give this a shot
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