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Grand Wagoneer D44 Question

Ok, so tomorrow, I'm yanking the front D44 out of the Grand Wagoneer at my shop. My question is this. It has a 6 lug pattern. Can I convert to a 5x4.5, and if so, what is required? Thanks.

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nope not 4.5 you can convert it to 5x5.5 if you want
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just redrill the rears to 6 lug
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Damnit, I'll have to get new wheels....uhhh, oh well.
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I would personally convert the front to 5x5.5 and buy a set of $100 adapters from Spidertrax to convert the rear from 5x4.5 to 5x5.5.

All you need to convert the front is a set of Chevy small bearing spindles and caliper/hubs from a 80-84 Bronco. Check Rockauto.com for good prices on the rotors.
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DONT FORGET! waggys came with both sides on the front diff. Meaning, make sure you get the right one....the one with the pumpkin on the driver side. I think the quadtratrac ones have the chevy side diff.
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it's a drivers droop
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here's a picture of the greasy disgusting thing.

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haha thats what mine looked like..2 bottles of purple power and a pressure washer looked brand new!
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No, you need Chevy small bearing spindles.
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figures...any recommendations on where to find them for a decent price?
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I believe you can swap the Knuckles out off a ford 78/79 d44 or the knuckle out off a Chevy D44
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knuckles from any SA D44 will work, its the chevy flattops that are wanted for highsteer as they are stronger then the ford flat tops.
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Ricky, try www.completeoffroad.com. They've got good prices on alloy shafts, u-joints, lockers, and the spindles you're looking for. I've bought stuff from them on several occasions and was very pleased.
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Yup, those are the ones.
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here's a picture of the greasy disgusting thing.

Looks like you have a project. Let me know if you need anything or help. I can fab anything. lol
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