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Axle shortening

So I am going to be shortening the Dana 44 that I got. What did you guys shorten yours to. Mine is 51 5/16 ball joint to ball joint. Just so you guys know my Dana is out of a 85 Jeep J10.
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It seems REALLY easy but then you have to have your axle shafts shortened each time.

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EDIT: Nevermind I thought your were asking HOW to shorten it. I am running full width on mine.
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Ya i have read on how to do it. I just don't feel comfortable to do it my self. If this was just a trail truck then fine. but this is going to be my daily driver for a few more years. So I am going to get someone to do it but they need the measurement first. So I figured that it would just be easier to ask your guys how much you took out of the shafts, so on and so forth.
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i would of gotten a full width ford axle and cut it to eb width then used early bronco shafts
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How wide is the early bronco axles.
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