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Old February 29th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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what options do i have? i know the waggy 44 but, what else?
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fords or 94-up dodge 1/2 tons have a 44 up front 3/4 or 1 tons might have a bigger front not sure.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #4
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fords or 94-up dodge 1/2 tons have a 44 up front 3/4 or 1 tons might have a bigger front not sure.
IIRC the 94 up Dodge has a vacuum disco like the D30 front has. Not real desirable.
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And unit bearing, LP also.

I would stick with a 70's Ford for a hp axle
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thanks. now time to consider my options.
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what options do i have? i know the waggy 44 but, what else?
That's 1980-up only and a couple years in the early 80's have a disco. They are all LP.

If you get the Dodge, you want 98-up for the 32-spline type. The CAD won't break (its huge) and its more reliable than other models such as the D44 and the D30, but it will eventually suffer the same operational failures after you start submerging it and shit gets in there. Mine is just now acting up at about 180k and spending 30-45 minutes submerged in Mounds soup.

The 70's Fords are the best investment like 99GrandTJ suggested. At least sink your money into something with better features. The 78-79 F-250 HP D44 is where its at for most bang for the buck for that model. Otherwise, the 78-79 HPD60 gives you the most driver's tube real estate to work with. The later Ford kingpin axles are also strong and don't have necked-down shafts like the 78-79, but the differential is farther outboard.
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