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Old December 20th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default ttb 44 with 35 knuckle

if i was going for a pre-runner look and threw a ttb 44 under a explorer to give it a wider stance in the front could the 35 knuckle be put on to keep the 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern? would everything work with the axleshafts and hubs?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:03 AM   #2
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I've heard of people putting D44 TTB outers on the TTB D35, so maybe it can go the other way. I have one out back that i can take measurements off of if you need.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 01:28 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure the axle shafts would need work done to them, not nessecarily with the knuckles but because the pivot points under the engine crossmember are different from a fullsize and a RBV. I think the axle wold sit alot farther out (and not just because of it being a fullsize axle), I'm almost certain the RBV's points are closer to the side of the vehicle the axle comes out on, yeilding even more additional width.

You could probably put the 35 knuckle on the 44 beam, just need to rig a bigger lower balljoint into the 35 knuckle.

Though I'd either invest in a quality bolt pattern adapter or go to someplace (I think Moser does it) to redrill bolt paterns on the rear axle shafts. Or the front rotors I guess for that matter.

It can be done but it's a definate step backwards. the 35 knuckle has the bearings basically right next to eachother, and 44's are about the same size and more spread out, better hubs, better outer shafts, etc. if your running over dunes and getting some air I'd want some better bearings and the beefier stuff. 5x5.5" is a slightly stronger pattern taboot.

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Old December 21st, 2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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Todd on TRS has his D35/44 knuckle set-up for sale and is geared to 4.88
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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:14 PM   #5
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I'm sure it would work but then you are going with a weaker spindle and bearing setup. It's easier to just put the 44 in and put an 8.8 or 9" in the back and use different wheels.

You will have to move both of the pivot mounting holes 3/4" towards the center of the frame to allow for the full width. The B2 in my avatar has a D44 ttb in it. It's mine, was mine I scrapped it.
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