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my 44 adventure

My turn to do a log of my 44 build up.
The axle housing- 79 bronco $100

Chevy small bearing spindles $89.95

Matching Chevy backing plates $55.95

Yukon Axle 4340 Chevy D44 stubs $180

Ford 5x5.5 hubs and rotors $95.00 waiting on delivery


I plan on using CAGE offroad Bronco radius arms and solid axle swap brackets. not sure on coils and tires yet. Since I am a noob when comes to this stuff comments and suggestions are always welcome

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looks good man, running full width?

what about 4wd? yours 4wd now?

also why the chevy backing plates? the ford ones look better. or is it needed for the chevy spindle and knuckle?
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You have a set of inner shafts yet? Or still saving the $$$?
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looks good man, running full width?

what about 4wd? yours 4wd now?

also why the chevy backing plates? the ford ones look better. or is it needed for the chevy spindle and knuckle?
i am going to try and run full width but if i cant the guy i bought the housing off of gave a spare long side to cut down if i needed. the backing plate is so i can use the chevy caliper.
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You have a set of inner shafts yet? Or still saving the $$$?
not yet, if i have to cut the axle down then i will have to order a custom length passenger side. right now i'm looking for knuckles and a transfer case plus schools starting and work will be slowing down for me.
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i am going to try and run full width but if i cant the guy i bought the housing off of gave a spare long side to cut down if i needed. the backing plate is so i can use the chevy caliper.

the ford caliper does not look much different than the chevy caliper. any advantages that you read about?
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you cannot run a Ford (5 bolt) caliper bracket on a chevy (6bolt) spindle. Thats why you need the chevy one.
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you cannot run a Ford (5 bolt) caliper bracket on a chevy (6bolt) spindle. Thats why you need the chevy one.

that is what i was wanting to know. thanks.
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I'm also going to use this thread for questions too if you guys don't mind.

Has anyone have any info on Crane Hi-Clearance flat top knuckles? I can't decide whether or not to go with them or dedenbear knuckles.
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either company makes a great product. Id go with either one.
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either company makes a great product. Id go with either one.
so no difference in castings or materials?
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Not that ive ever heard of. Both companies make a kickass product.
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hubs and rotors are in
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Bringing back a dead thread lol. Still have yet to get knuckles and steering arms.
Andrew, what calipers work with the chevy backing plates? Coils or C/O's?
sorry for asking so many questions
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chevy calipers are the only ones that will work with that backing plate.

75 K20 calipers i think... not sure.
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I didn't know the Ford hubs would fit on the Chevy small bearing spindle. It looks different than the Ford spindle I have that I used those hubs with.
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yep they will, i have heard that is what alot of people do for strength, plus the caliper is cheaper.

i dont like how the bracket and the dust shield is one piece on the chevys.

you can buy after market brackets though.
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The Chevy small bearing spindle is stronger? Didn't know that, thanks.
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Bringing back a dead thread lol. Still have yet to get knuckles and steering arms.
Andrew, what calipers work with the chevy backing plates? Coils or C/O's?
sorry for asking so many questions
Chevy and grand waggy calipers will fit that backing plate. My jeep backing plate is the same as that one. I cut the dust shield off, since mine were partially rusted. I say go with Coilovers. They offer alot more performance and adjustabilty then plain coils. But they come with a price. A C/O setup is going to run about $800-1000.
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thats what I was thinking. I was toying with the idea of using 3/16" plate and use it to tie in the steering box, shock hoops, and panhard mount but I'm not sure if that would be too much stress on it.
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3/16" is kinda thin
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id use 1/4" or thicker..you always wanna go overkill on stuff like that..
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Tie your coilovers into the steering box? What? I think I'm missing something here.

And I'd probably go with 1/4" also. Anything bigger than that is just excessive, but 3/16" is the lowest I'd go.
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Tie your coilovers into the steering box? What? I think I'm missing something here.

And I'd probably go with 1/4" also. Anything bigger than that is just excessive, but 3/16" is the lowest I'd go.
I think he means to tie the hoop in to the steering box mount with plate steel.
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i am going to try and run full width but if i cant the guy i bought the housing off of gave a spare long side to cut down if i needed. the backing plate is so i can use the chevy caliper.
Leave it full width, you'll be glad you did.

Also, if by chance you do decide to narrow it make sure you do it in such a way that a factory shaft can be used, i.e. and EB long side shaft. It's much easier and much cheaper to do it that way.
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