b2 dana 44 swap

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b2 dana 44 swap

Postby 87broncoII » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:22 pm

so im swapping a dana 44 in my 87 and im wondering what to do about the front driveshaft. if i get a tom woods do i have to get a new output setup or is there a simpler way to go?

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby Phillippi » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:02 pm

If you get a Tom Woods shaft, they do custom ends to make it work. Last time I was on that site, they gave instructions on how to measure the output of the T-case and the front axle yoke.

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby 87broncoII » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:53 am

ok thanks. but is there no way i could use the stock driveshaft and upgrade to tom woods down the road

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby Phillippi » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:50 pm

Most likely not. The hard part is that the D44 is physically bigger than the old D28. The U-Joints used are bigger on the D44 and the straps are different sized.

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby 87broncoII » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:53 pm

ok. i thought that may be the issue. maybe if i had a driveshaft from a old fullsize or f150?

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby 87broncoII » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:56 pm

at this point i guess i may as well get a tom woods cause i dont know how my tcase would fit the 44 driveshaft or if a fullsize tcase and driveshaft would work. it gets hectic lol thanks for your help

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby offroadohio » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:02 pm

I am running a 1354 tcase, stock early bronco radius arms and an Olds Bravada front drive shaft fit perfectly.

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby 87broncoII » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:40 pm

really?? so would an s10 front driveshaft work as well

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby offroadohio » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:21 am

I would assume but I don't know anything about chevy stuff. I got the measurement of what I needed and went junkyarding.

I will note that my 1354 case has a fixed front yoke. And I am running m5od trans

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby 87broncoII » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:06 pm

ok well mines not a fixed yoke and i want it to be anyway my next question is how much of a lift you got

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby Ranger Dave » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:40 pm

i have a 1354 with a stock EB front/rear drive shafts...302/c4
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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby offroadohio » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:50 pm

I have 4.0, m50d with 1354 and eB axles with stock eB radius arms and 4 inch tj lift coils.






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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby 87broncoII » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:13 pm

well i must have a 1350 tcase cause i dont have a fixed yoke. im also doing eb 3.5" coils and f150 leafs with blocks which should all give me 6 inches of lift maybe a little more. anyway i could find a 1354 tcase of just do a tom woods

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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby Ranger Dave » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:31 pm

ide look for the 1354...there in all the early explorers and 3.0/4.0 rangers
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Re: b2 dana 44 swap

Postby 87broncoII » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:59 pm

can i look up the ratios inside them by part numbers? id like it to have the same ratio as the one i have or lower


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