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Old 04-28-2004, 01:43 PM
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I've been looking for a rear D44 for my jeep. It needs to be longer than 60, but less than 66 WMS.

I already have a front HP D44 out of a 79 Ford that measures 66 and looks like it's going to be a PITA to cut down, so I'm going to run it full size. But now I have to find a rear, and I want something around 63. I figure you Full Size Jeeps should have an idea which vehicles came stock with a D44 of this length.

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Old 04-28-2004, 01:53 PM
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WT cherokee or J-truck

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Old 04-28-2004, 02:45 PM
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A truck rear is going to be more like 68" or better. They are wider than the fronts. I would say check wide track cheros. Problem there is going to be that the only rear D44s from them are offset to the pass side a few inches. If you need a centered axle you could nab an AMC 20 from an '80-83 chero. That should be wide enough for you and will be centered. And if strength is a worry, it'll be just as strong as a D44.

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Old 04-28-2004, 03:17 PM
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narrow trac axles are 59"
and wt chero axles are 63"
you might try dodge ramchargers early years,like before 79/80 some had d44 rear instead of a chyco 8 3/4 or 9 1/4!!!!
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Old 04-29-2004, 03:37 AM
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you might try dodge ramchargers early years,like before 79/80 some had d44 rear instead of a chyco 8 3/4 or 9 1/4!!!!
Actually, I was looking over some of these at the local bone yard. I'm not the greatest at identifying axles on the vehicle. Can you give me some obvious differences between a D44 and the CHYCO axles.
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:01 AM
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A D44 will say "44" on the lower right webbing while looking at the diff cover.

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Old 04-29-2004, 05:02 AM
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[quote]Originally posted by Jason H. Rea:
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Can you give me some obvious differences between a D44 and the CHYCO axles.
I think I have the answer. Diff cover Bolt count. They both look like stop signs, but the 44 has 10 bolts, whereas the CHYCO has 12. Thanks
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:37 AM
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You also might consider a 9 inch out of a fullsize bronco. Should be around 65.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:46 PM
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A truck rear is going to be more like 68" or better. They are wider than the fronts. I would say check wide track cheros. Problem there is going to be that the only rear D44s from them are offset to the pass side a few inches. If you need a centered axle you could nab an AMC 20 from an '80-83 chero. That should be wide enough for you and will be centered. And if strength is a worry, it'll be just as strong as a D44.

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hmmmm....I believe it is the other way around. The fronts on nearly every vehicle are wider than the rear
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On everything else, yes. The J-trucks are funky though. Makes them REAL stable but makes for a real wide turning radius.

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Old 05-02-2004, 02:18 PM
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Thanks, everybody, I finally found my Axle. It came off the rear of a 78 K5 Blazor, thanks to a distant cousin I have only met once before. D44 and came with 4.11 gears and a rear locker all for only a $100. It's on it's way home right now.

Thanks again for all the info. I'll edit this post later with proper measurements for future searches.
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:05 PM
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post a pic of the axle. unless someone swapped in somethin,the rear axle in a 78 k5 blazer will be a corp 12 bolt

not that you shouldnt run it. 12 bolt is not a bad axle,specially with 4.10s and a locker. only bad part is C clip axles,and thats not such a big deal if you convert it to discs [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-03-2004, 09:48 AM
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post a pic of the axle. unless someone swapped in somethin,the rear axle in a 78 k5 blazer will be a corp 12 bolt

not that you shouldnt run it. 12 bolt is not a bad axle,specially with 4.10s and a locker. only bad part is C clip axles,and thats not such a big deal if you convert it to discs [img]smile.gif[/img]
You know I was thinking that same thing, but he swears it's a 44. You might be right about it swapped under the K5 in the past, because aparently it had some work done on it, a few years back. Now it's just a parts truck. I'm still hoping it's a 44, because I Don't that I can get an electrac or 4.88 gears for a 12 bolt yet, and I don't like the idea of a C clip axle.
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Old 05-04-2004, 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by Jason H. Rea:
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I don't like the idea of a C clip axle.
there was a time when i said the same thing,but the way a friend of mine converted his twelve bolt to discs,there is absolutely no way the shaft could come out if it broke.he put a front rotor on the rear of the axleshaft flange,and held it there with front wheel studs,so theres no way it could come out since the rotor is held on by the caliper.

i have recently heard of a guy whose pressed on bearing "walked" itself down the shaft on a bolt in axle(like the 44) so to me its almost 6 of one,half dozen of the other,the C clip vs bolt in axle.

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Old 05-04-2004, 08:50 AM
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Jason - where ya @ i got an 87 GW fac tow pkg - i am looking to part out it has 44's F&B
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:14 AM
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Jason - where ya @ i got an 87 GW fac tow pkg - i am looking to part out it has 44's F&B
I'm in Las vegas so that would be a bit far to ship, plus I think the GW axles are a few inches shorter than I was looking for. I'm still hoping this axle coming from CA is the one I was told it was.

Thanks anyways
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