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Izusu Rodeo D44 for an S-10 SAS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by b454rat, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would have posted this in the S-10 fourm, but doens't look like they get too much traffic there. Anyways, gonna be getting an S-10 blazer, and since I can't leave anything alone, I want to SAS it. I've found the fronts and rears no prob, but I've found a couple Dana 44s out of mid/late 90s Rodeo's that have discs and are about the same WMS, more closely matched the front than the stock rear. Anyways, anybody know anybody about these axles?? Worth swapping it in?? I asked at an S-10 forum and didn't get anything.
     
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    as long as the diff is on the right side it should not be to hard, the steering might be different but you would be better off getting crossover any ways. Im in the middle of a SFA conversion my self but im using full with D44 front 14 bltFF rear
     
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    Should have said that this was a rear axle, not front...
     
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    I forgot that Pirate had an Izusu forum. It looks to be the same as any other Dana 44 rear, just with discs on it. I guess the 98s and newer were different all together, but since the ones I've found were 97 and older, looks like I'll be getting them.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    I've seen them used in some Jeeps. They seem pretty popular by those that know and I've heard them refered to as a "hidden jewel."
     
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    If you want to use the 6 on 5.5 pattern I'd grab it.
     
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    I donno 'bout the Gen1's, but the 98+ ones are drum for 2WD and disc for 4WD, or somesuch... anyway, they come in both disc and drum. Might be something to watch for anyway.

    (What do I know ... mine is still attached to my ['01] Amigo! =)) )

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    There was a couple of those in a yard here, possibly 3. 2 had discs, one was drum IIRC. I can get them cheap, not 100% sure that I'm even getting the S-10, or even gonna do the swap, but if I do do it, I will have the axle before it gets scraped. WMS matched the front 61-ish" so would be a good swap. And it's 6 lug which I wanted. Saw a couple S-10s with 8" rallys and it looked friggin sweet.
     

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