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People who modify axle housings in Ohio/PA...???...

Discussion in 'Midwest Region' started by Emmettology 101, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Anyone know of anyone in Ohio that can narrow a GM D44 for me? Every place I have found, I have to send it out. It would be nice to find someone a little more local......

    Need both Inner C's removed, one or both tubes shortened and then both inner C's rewelded back on in a different position to bring the pinion up about 12*..... Oh and have the spring pad machined to match C angle....

    Anyone? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Ya, I now this is CK5, but I value everyones opinion. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    We have two guys in our club running '85 'yota front axles with rather big tires.......one has 38.5x11 Boggers with a Detroit and 5.29's, the other has 37" MT/R's with 5.29's and an ARB. Both are running the Longfield joints and have yet to break anything and both trucks gets used.........just something to think about.
     
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    What about turing radius? I guess thats my biggest concern.... I imagine with them being a smaller truck they should turn fairly well, but I see alot of people saying you get better radius with a D44. And I also seeing most say that if you are starting from scratch, then go 44.. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif So thats sort of why I am up in the air on the Yota axle. This truck will see 35's max for now.... Maybe even 33's.
     
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    I'm wheelin' with some of those guys this weekend, I'll try to remember to ask them about turning radius.
     
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    Cool, thanks!
     
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    What about a narrower wagoneer D44 housing with GM outers?
     
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    For that size tire, I'd go 'yota... those axles are a lot stronger than people give them credit for.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What about a narrower wagoneer D44 housing with GM outers?

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    I thought about that, but then I would still need to shorten the long side by about 2.5-3".. Also, the axle tubes are not as thick and Chebbies..
     
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    For that size tire, I'd go 'yota... those axles are a lot stronger than people give them credit for.

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    Strength is not what I am concerned with... I have read alot about'em and alot of people say if you are starting from scratch, go 44..... With the 44 ya get better turning radius and no birfs...
     

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