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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default scout dana 44 axles guru's needed

need to know where to get good info on dana 44 scout axles

have them frt and rear on my jeep but know nothing about them

possible gears and lockers etc.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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need to know where to get good info on dana 44 scout axles

have them frt and rear on my jeep but know nothing about them

possible gears and lockers etc.
Same as any other LP D44.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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Same as any other LP D44.

Shouldn't be a problem finding anything for them. I have 5.38's, a spool in the rear and detroit up front in mine.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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Like PP said, same as any low pinion 44. If you order a Master gear install kit, it's the same for either axle and mine came in marked as a rear 44 which threw me off for minute but it's cuz they're the same. Only other interesting piece of information is that 44's have a carrier break between 3.72 and numerically lower (series 3) and 3.92 and numerically higher (series 4). If you have a series 3 carrier now and want to go with anything 5.38 and numerically higher you'll need a new carrier (series 4). If you decide to go with 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, or 5.13 you can use thick cut gears on your series 3 carrier. If you go to a full locker the also share the same carrier breaks.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #5
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Same as any other LP D44.

Except for the spindles/knuckles with eight mounting studs on the front axle.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #6
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Except for the spindles/knuckles with eight mounting studs on the front axle.
He said gears & lockers, punk.
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need to know where to get good info on dana 44 scout axles

have them frt and rear on my jeep but know nothing about them

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gears and lockers etc.
This is the answer you should have provided, punk. (PavementPounder)
Dana Axle Information <---- click it.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #8
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This is the answer you should have provided, punk. (PavementPounder)
Dana Axle Information <---- click it.

No, because that doesn't provide any information on the items he wanted to know about.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #9
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thanks guys is there a way u can tell between a series 3 & 4 carrier or is just by the size of the gears
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Old April 7th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #10
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You'll be able to tell based on what gears are on it. If it has 3.73 and numerically lower it's a series 3 if it has 3.92 and numerically higher it will be a series 4. The only difference between series 3 and 4 is the ring gear mounting portion. It would be hard to tell the difference without them sitting next to each other. If you look at the reference pic below the only difference would be that where the ring gear mount would be higher up (in relation to that picture) on the carrier like 1/4" or so.





After 1974 Dana 44 front and rear axles became standard on all Scout IIs. Available gear ratios were 2.72, 3.07, 3.31, 3.54, 3.73 and 4.09. Soooo chances are that you have a series 3 carrier as the 4.09 gears would have the series 4.

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I found out that I have 3.54 gears , so the highest I can go with my carrier is 3.73 right , would that change in gears make very much difference?
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I found out that I have 3.54 gears , so the highest I can go with my carrier is 3.73 right , would that change in gears make very much difference?
No. Not worth the expense.
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You can use thick cut gears on your current carrier. They are available in 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, and 5.13's.

going from 3.54 to 3.73 would be pointless
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cool thanks guys I kinda thought so, think I'll go to a 4.10

I've got a 465 trans with granny 1st, but i've noticed when i'm hill climbing I tend to loose power and when im going down the road 4th gear doesn't do alot so I think 4.10 is the answer thanks
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I did a little looking for gears and all they showed was std cut and reverse cut gears 1st whats the difference (reverse cut for frt axle?)
and 2nd where do I go to find thick cut gears
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I did a little looking for gears and all they showed was std cut and reverse cut gears 1st whats the difference (reverse cut for frt axle?)
and 2nd where do I go to find thick cut gears
$209.59
http://www.ringpinion.com/ProductDet...px?ProdID=3295

$149.00
http://completeoffroad.com/wsm/i-675...__dana_44.html

or pm PORC on this board for a quote.


I bought all my stuff from Complete and was very happy. he shipped everything to my house for free and had the best overall price. PORC also had some really good prices and were very competitive with Complete but didn't have one part I needed for my 8.8 If you choose to go with complete, check to see if he has any ebay auctions going on. Sometimes he will have a better price listed there.

As for reverse cut vs standard cut the difference is the direction of the spiral cut in the gears. It does not change the direction in which the gear turns the axle. It's confusing....

You need stand cut "THICK" gears on your current carrier.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #17
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Look for a set of TJ/Rubicon thick 4.10 gears that someone may have swapped out for something lower (higher numerically). I'm running Rubi 4.10s with in my front '90 Grand Wagoneer Dana 44 using the original (2.73) carrier.

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thanks for the info guys
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