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Dana 44 question

so i found a dana 44 on craigslist for 50 bucks. how much wider i this than my stock axle i might pick it up and let it sit around for when i want to start my sas



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If it came off a Jimmy chances are it's passenger side drop d44. I could be wrong though. Someone help him out too?
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theres a picture of it. so how much wider will it be?
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Depends on what it came off of. If it's a waggy d44 it's slightly larger than your track width now. If it's a 3/4ton d44 from a chevy, it's full size and will be a lot wider.

Find out if it's passenger or drivers side drop and what it came off of man. That'll help answer a lot more questions on here!
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the picture clearly show that its a driver side and the width from wheel mount surface to wheel mounter surface is 67 3/4 inches so wide is a ranger i don't have my truck here so i cant measure it
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that thing is gonna stick out quit a bit. i wanna say that the ranger wheel to wheel is like 59". But for $50, you cant really go wrong. Gives you lots of room to play and build. Id say get it while you have the deal.
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kinda what im thinking lol
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You could always have it narrowed if you wanted to for that price.

Just cuz it shows it in the picture doesn't mean anything. It could be upside down.
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x2 double check to make sure its a drivers drop.
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If that's what I think I see, it's a pitman arm on the left side and the TRE's point down and in the picture, they point up.

It's a GM D44. Sorry.
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go to this site and start reading. its got so much great info on D44s.

http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html
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ok thanks dude
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Hey Cam,

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What is your reason for SAS? That can help you start with what axle to find.
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off road to run 35s or 37 but nothing super hard cord just weekend wheeler
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You'll be good with the Waggy D44 then. If you're not gonna crawl it or mud it hard, that axle can hold up to 37's with mild throttle. I'll be using a 3/4ton d44 with 3/4 d60 or possibly a 9in to run 37's/38's and mashin on it in the snow lol...
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The axle pictured is a pass side. You can tell by the steering linkage on the left.
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Yeah, that's what I was telling him
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does anyone know the width of a stock 93-97 ranger?
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Why don't you measure?
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because my truck is 2 hours away i drive the focus everyday now
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60ish give or take an inch is the WMS to WMS on a ranger. As stated the first axle wont work. The second axle appears to be a low pinion driver side drop but the more I look at the pictures they dont match up. It looks like the one picture of the complete axle is swapped around. Which is why there appears to be a panhard mount on the driverside.

Heres the pictures to show what I mean.

This is the one how they posted it on craigslist.


Now notice in this one that I flipped the axle is a passenger side drop with the two hole highsteer arm and panhard mount are now on the correct side.


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why wont the first one work?
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why wont the first one work?
It is also passenger side drop.
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