Dana 44 Wide Track

City
Raleigh
State
NC
#1
I just finished up with swapping the Dana 44 in the rear. I had custom 35 spline shafts made and cut to length since I also did a disc conversion. I have the original wide track 30 spline Dana 44 shafts out of the axle just sitting in my garage now. Any idea what I could sell these for? Thanks.
 

barrys

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
East Norriton
State
PA
#2
Curious also as I have 2 sets also. 1 is from housing with a spun pinion bearing
 
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AK-RWC

Legacy Registered User
SOA Member
City
south central
State
AK
#3
I don't know what you'd get, but I ended up giving my 44 to a buddy of mine and it had a broken shaft. He might be interested. He's a member on here but hasn't been on in awhile; let me poke him and see if he's interested.
 

MomoJeep

Basic User
City
Seattle
State
WA
#4
I'm curious about the rear disc conversion. Do you notice a significant difference in stopping power? Does the parking brake work well?

Which kit did you use?
 
City
Raleigh
State
NC
#5
The disc conversion is the best thing ive done to my jeep yet. It stops better then any truck ive owned. I used a custom kit provided by ECGS. Since we did the disc conversion, I also had custom 35 spline chromoly's cut for my dana 44 in the rear. It's a beast of an axle.
 

MomoJeep

Basic User
City
Seattle
State
WA
#6
The disc conversion is the best thing ive done to my jeep yet. It stops better then any truck ive owned. I used a custom kit provided by ECGS. Since we did the disc conversion, I also had custom 35 spline chromoly's cut for my dana 44 in the rear. It's a beast of an axle.
How about the parking brake with the rear disc conversion? I tow a boat and often I'm at a boat ramp and NEED a solid parking brake...
 

MomoJeep

Basic User
City
Seattle
State
WA
#7
I don't know what you'd get, but I ended up giving my 44 to a buddy of mine and it had a broken shaft. He might be interested. He's a member on here but hasn't been on in awhile; let me poke him and see if he's interested.
Hey There, if your buddy isn't going to make use of that 44, I might be interested. I'm looking for a 44 wide track.
 
City
Raleigh
State
NC
#9
I don't know what you'd get, but I ended up giving my 44 to a buddy of mine and it had a broken shaft. He might be interested. He's a member on here but hasn't been on in awhile; let me poke him and see if he's interested.
did you ever hear from your buddy?
 

AK-RWC

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City
south central
State
AK
#10
He said he wanted the shafts. I told him about this thread. Not sure what else to do. He's a port worker, so they've been busy amidst everything else here slowing to a crawl.
 
City
Raleigh
State
NC
#11
Shoot me a PM and I'll give you my contact info to pass along to him so we can work out payment and shipping. I think $200 is fair. Let me know if what he thinks.
 

MomoJeep

Basic User
City
Seattle
State
WA
#12
I still wouldn't rely on the parking break.
Oh yes, of course, not entirely. It would always be in gear. But I like to have BOTH holding the vehicle. My questions for rear disc guys is how does the parking brake compare to the rear drum parking brake?
 

mhinchliffe

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City
W-S
State
NC
#13
Here's what I did for a "holding brake". It's in-line with the rear brakes. Depress and hold the pedal, turn the valve and release the pedal. Works remarkably well. Pretty sure it's not "compliant" with mechanical "emergency brake" requirements but hey, I'll take care of me. Holds for days as I've tried starting the Jeep and moving it with the brake valve set and it will hold fast and not move.

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MomoJeep

Basic User
City
Seattle
State
WA
#16
Here's what I did for a "holding brake". It's in-line with the rear brakes. Depress and hold the pedal, turn the valve and release the pedal. Works remarkably well. Pretty sure it's not "compliant" with mechanical "emergency brake" requirements but hey, I'll take care of me. Holds for days as I've tried starting the Jeep and moving it with the brake valve set and it will hold fast and not move.

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Very Cool, thanks for the reminder!
 
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