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Roach's D44 SAS Thread!

Well I picked this up from Matt (99ranger4x4) it's a Dana 44 out of a 1978 Ford F-150. I need to buy a whole bunch of small stuff right now I am thinking about running coilovers since I have to buy leaf springs and front shocks anyway. I plan on doing the install in January as I spent all my money on the axle. I cant wait to get this under way.

Until I start the instalation I am going to take it apart replace the seals and bearing. While I am doing that I am going to sand it down and probably put some Por 15 on it.

(Sorry it was raining when I took these pictures I will get better pictures later)

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Anyone have any good links on here about coilovers and solid axles? I have been searching but have not found any really good info.

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how do you feel about the 5.13s you got?? and a full spool?? what rear end are you gona run??
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Well that's a surprise Andy! Your truck is 2wd isn't it?

If you need a hand, let me know and I may be able to help.
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Kyle is still alive?
You can call me too, i can help get rid of your beer supply and get in the way fairly well.
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The spool will probably be coming coming out and a ls/locker will be going in. I will probably swap the 5.13's out to 4.56's or something like that. For the rear I am going to be running a Ford 9" my friend says he can get me one for free so I am going to see where that leads me. I will not be swapping it to 4wd for probably 5-6 months cause the $$$ thing. lol I just want to get it up under the truck right now. I can run the 5.13's in there as long as I dont hook up the 4wd so I am good on that end.
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your not done yet. fkcuing slacker
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yea, just keep the hubs unlocked and it doesn't matter whats in the axle.

It looks like i'll be down grading and getting a D30 to roll it around on till i can find a 60.
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D44 with a 3.0? Is that gonna be okay?
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Why wouldn't it be?
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Well the 3.0 struggles with a stock truck to start with.
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oh, and the axle is from a 1978 not 79.. pretty much the same thing though.

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D44 with a 3.0? Is that gonna be okay?
Jey ran 38s and 42s on a D44 with the 3.0

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Why wouldn't it be?
so much POWAAA
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Well the 3.0 struggles with a stock truck to start with.
its all in the gearing.
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I might end up swapping a 4.0 in it when I do the conversion. So I can buy the engine transmission together since mine is going out soon probably. I want to get a manual transfer case too.
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5.0!!
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awesome! cant wait to see you get started.
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awesome! cant wait to see you get started.
Me either! lol
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ok so i think i missed something... didnt you have a coil-over thread about you lowering the truck?
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wanna sell me the 5.13s?? i really need a set ASAP!! PLEASE!! haha pm me if your intertested!
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^^for the front axle
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What do you mean I'm still alive? I'm surprised YOU'RE still alive! Glad to see you back Leo.

And yeah Andy what happened to your coilover drop deal?

Also, I wouldn't mess with swapping the gears around if I didn't have to. That's an extra $300 you don't really have to spend.
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What do you mean I'm still alive? I'm surprised YOU'RE still alive! Glad to see you back Leo.

And yeah Andy what happened to your coilover drop deal?

Also, I wouldn't mess with swapping the gears around if I didn't have to. That's an extra $300 you don't really have to spend.
I wanted to drop it but if I am going total custom I am going to lift it and get rid of this POS IFS I am so tired of replacing the bearings and stuff. Now I got an axle that can handle the 35's!

I am surprised ya'll are all alive after the beach thing. I whooped your asses good!
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Hahaha the beach feels like another life ago. Sure do miss that truck though.
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Yea it does Kyle.
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i'm jealous nice axle choice too
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Thanks I cant wait to get it under there. I just have to take the time off work since I dont have another ride.
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