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jeep pox
05-27-2009, 12:37 PM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/pts/1184817552.html

If i wasn't jobless I'd pick these up

TRobertsRN
05-27-2009, 08:09 PM
Looked like a great deal until I saw the 44 was closed knuckle.

Still a good deal for just the Dana 60

jeep pox
05-27-2009, 09:17 PM
I haven't looked into what 44 to use yet so Idk whats what. Whats the deal with closed knuckles?

ademster
05-27-2009, 09:20 PM
I would also imagine the rear is a 16 spline, not so desirable.

jeep pox
05-27-2009, 09:36 PM
hmmm no wonder its going for so cheap . . .

TRobertsRN
05-28-2009, 08:50 PM
I haven't looked into what 44 to use yet so Idk whats what. Whats the deal with closed knuckles?

Closed knuckles are old school tech (pre 1971 on chevy)that has poor compared to open knuckle turning radius. Also require more maintance. The open knuckle 44 has stronger axles, axle tubes, and the ball joints are a lot stronger than the tapered roller bearing king pin setup on the enclosed knuckle. The open knuckle 44 will have disk brakes too and in general a closed knuckle has drum brakes. Can't convert closed knuckle to high steer like you can with a simple kit for open knuckle.

The Ben
05-28-2009, 09:23 PM
Closed knuckles are old school tech (pre 1971 on chevy)that has poor compared to open knuckle turning radius. Also require more maintance. The open knuckle 44 has stronger axles, axle tubes, and the ball joints are a lot stronger than the tapered roller bearing king pin setup on the enclosed knuckle. The open knuckle 44 will have disk brakes too and in general a closed knuckle has drum brakes. Can't convert closed knuckle to high steer like you can with a simple kit for open knuckle.

Wow that was a great explanation thanks for taking the time to explane that for us that are looking into axles but don't really know what we are looking at.:fashizzle:

jeep pox
05-28-2009, 09:34 PM
Closed knuckles are old school tech (pre 1971 on chevy)that has poor compared to open knuckle turning radius. Also require more maintance. The open knuckle 44 has stronger axles, axle tubes, and the ball joints are a lot stronger than the tapered roller bearing king pin setup on the enclosed knuckle. The open knuckle 44 will have disk brakes too and in general a closed knuckle has drum brakes. Can't convert closed knuckle to high steer like you can with a simple kit for open knuckle.

Haha ya thanks. :beta1: What is a good front 44 to look for?

ademster
05-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Wow that was a great explanation thanks for taking the time to explane that for us that are looking into axles but don't really know what we are looking at.:fashizzle:

I thought you got a dana 60 and 14 bolt for free from a buddy of yours?

lancetkenyon
05-29-2009, 07:35 AM
Haha ya thanks. :beta1: What is a good front 44 to look for?

Jeep Wagoneer, TJ Rubi.

Turtle
05-29-2009, 10:29 AM
I guess on this subject... I have a line on a fullwidth D44 from a mid seventies Ford F150. It has the drum brakes on it. I can get the thing for free so I figure I might as well. Can I just swap knuckles and such to put the disk brakes on it??? Any reason I should void away from grabbin it??

lancetkenyon
05-29-2009, 03:29 PM
Free is hard to beat. If you do not end up using it, you are not out any cash.

TRobertsRN
05-29-2009, 08:09 PM
Haha ya thanks. :beta1: What is a good front 44 to look for?

Check out this site below, speaks to Dana axles and in parts very specifically to what axles make for good swaps. I have it saved to my favorites.

http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html


So lots of info there. Which one's you want will depend on driver or passenger side drop. For me in my 53 Willys a 78 Cherokee full size jeep Dana 44 was a good choice.