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1981 waggy, it's alot easier to use the waggy 44 cuz the EB axle is set-up for radius arms and coils, thats alot more **** to cut off then just welding perches on.

BTW d44's have 3-4" wider spring perch mounts, so you'll have to re-do your xmember and shackle hangers...
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1981 waggy, it's alot easier to use the waggy 44 cuz the EB axle is set-up for radius arms and coils, thats alot more **** to cut off then just welding perches on.

BTW d44's have 3-4" wider spring perch mounts, so you'll have to re-do your xmember and shackle hangers...
waggy is the way to go they are cheap, i got mine complete for 100 or so dollars. mines from a 86 though
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Naw, i'll keep my 8.8 so i have a speedo, and discs.
oh jey, after a little research (thanks bob aka rwenzig), I wouldnt lose my speedo with the 9 inch because the VSS is in the tailshaft inside of the tranny instead of the differential.

I will lose abs cause of the tone ring not in the 9 inch, but id lose it anyway from the sas, as will you...

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oh jey, after a little research (thanks bob aka rwenzig), I wouldnt lose my speedo with the 9 inch because the VSS is in the tailshaft inside of the tranny instead of the differential.

I will lose abs cause of the tone ring not in the 9 inch, but id lose it anyway from the sas, as will you...

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I don't believe that. Because then in 4-lo, it would be way off.

Rerard on ORR took out his 8.8 and put in a 9", and he has no speedo...
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It's true. Late model Rangers adjust the speedo electronically. The adjustment changes when you're in 4Lo vs xHi. The sensor on my t-case has broken twice now. When in 4Lo the truck doesn't know it half the time and the speedo is off. What's even funkier is when the truck thinks it's in 4Lo and it's actually in 2Hi!

In fact Bob and John discussed this when you raised this issue in this thread!

IIRC Rerard has an older (pre ~'01) truck.

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Getting my box drilled and tapped for hydro assist and (if it's in stock) picking up my cylinder.
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Beefy Jey...should of been HOT PINK..lol
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You gonna paint it black? Or leave it gray?
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I think they gray is primer?

I hope he paints it black...lol
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that dana 44 out of a 81 wagoneer thats 6 lug right
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Yup 6 lug.

Are ya'll on crack? Thats green not grey wtf? Its an olive green. Caliper brackets are black and the diff cover will be black after i weld the hydro steer tabs on it.

My local shop, Mild 2 Wild 4x4 Customs, is drilling/tapping the box. On monday i'm picking it up with tabs and the hydro ram.

Here is his YJ. Dana 60 front, 14 bolt rear. Front leafs, rear quarter eliptical. chevy 350 propane injected. 44x18.50 Ground hawgs grooved/sipped on 15x12 trail-ready beadlocks.

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His buggy in progress. Blue torch fusion chassis stretched and widened. Volvo portal axles. Irok's on 20" trail-ready beadlocks. chevy 350.

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My friend jonathans ZJ. His 60 with the truss, coil buckets, and lower link tabs all tacked on. Sitting with the springs in place, sort of, we still need to move the upper buckets to the rear.

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Now my shiat.

My axle is now fully assembled except for the steering and the hydro steer tabs on the diff cover.

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hw much were those rotors?
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I don't remember... www.autozone.com
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Could someone give me a description or a link to what quarter-elliptical is?
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Got the axle mounted on the truck and the tires, and it's sitting on its own weight.

I had alcan design the spring for my hanger lengths and shackle length, the springs are still too long for a 2" shackle. I need 2 factory ranger shackles if anyone has them, that I can have for free.

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lookin good jey. how about a 3/4 view shot from eye level???
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That quarter-elliptical mount is crazy! I'll have to try and do some more reading on it.
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lookin good jey.how wide are those rims? 8's?
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Ya 15x8.
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I would paint the axle the baby blue, like Bob did his. That seems a very Ford color.. That would be slick..

Edit: Never finished this thought! That should say '..like Bob did his traction bars'. I don't think he has a solid axle up front.. yet!

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Naw i'm painting them black and green, for a more military look. All the red interior i'm painting the same color.
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This better? the stairs are why i never have 3/4 shots...

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looking good. but why do the wheels look so far forward in this pic?
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looking good. but why do the wheels look so far forward in this pic?
Im not sure if jey had this purpose, but I know im going to move my front axle forward just a bit for a better aproach angle...
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