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Why Dana 44's suck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TrcksR4ME, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. TrcksR4ME

    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Can you see the problem with this Dana 44? Will and try and get more pics, this is the only one that came out so far.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/trcksr4me/broken44.htm>click here</a>
     
  2. BorregoK5

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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Is that a crack at the diff housing?
     
  3. TrcksR4ME

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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    yeah, huge crack, but the pic isnt all that great, the other pics didnt come out. Thing was thrashed.
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Well, I'd finally convinced myself of keeping my dana44.. untill this. Were you jumping it?
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    How old is the axle to begin with? What were you doing with it before the crack showed up?
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Actually I bought it that way for the 8 lug hubs and rotors, and I have no idea how the guy managed to do this. I heard he had been running 38's and probably got some big air or something.

    The total carnage was chipped teeth on the pinion and ring gear, and a blown up axle u-joint that destroyed the ears on both the stub shaft and inner shaft. Axle shafts themselves did not break suprisingly. There is about a 6 inch crack along the backside of the housing that you can't see in the pic. I am taking more pics so I can post 'em.
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Ouch...........we had two major carnage events at the PNWFS4X4 run number 1...........both DANA 44's......one the ring and pinion went south and the other the stub shafts/ujoints grenaded. Be careful with them..........might try CTM u joints too.
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    My friend jumped his '88 Suburban a month after we swapped in a Dana 44 out of a '74 Truck. You can see pictures of it afterwards at http://community.webshots.com/user/aalundberg under "Allans Adventures II, Broken and Stuck".
    The only thing keeping the two pieces joined after we pulled it out was the bent tie rod.
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    What the heck is a Dana 44??????
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Dude didnt you ssee the april issue of four wheeler? D44's can be tough as hell if you build them up with the right crap.

    (I think it was the april issue)
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    You couldn't pay me to put a Dana 44 in my truck. I think I'll stick with the Dana 60 for now.
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    D60 is the only way to go, esp when running 38" &amp; up tires. When I broke my D44, I was on 39.5 TSLs in 3 ft. of mud. It took out both axle joints, spider gears, and distorted the ears on all four shafts, so I had to use the torch to remove the axles. If you're careful, you can get by w/D44, but I run hard in deep mud and play on the rocks some, so I need a tough diff.

    Will
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Yeah, I am going to have to get by with the dana 44 for now, so it means taking it easy. Someday I will have to upgrade to a Dana 60, but that is a small fortune /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    I got two Dana 60s sitting in my garage right now. The both got 4.56s and traclocks in 'em.
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Well its people like you have a ass load of money and hog all the D60's and want a ton for em. There are more then enough to go around but all the rich bastards that have "two of them sitting around" want too much for em. Thats my 2 cents for todays discussion.

    Brian
    82 burb 38.5's 10/14 bolts, sm465/np205
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    I am far from rich. I scored two military K30s for $200 bucks a piece. They don't run but I really don't give a $h1t. I bought 'em for parts. Don't get pissed at me cause I scored a good deal on them. If I did sell them they wouldn't be for a ton. I am giving my friend one for his birthday.
     
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    Really? I'll be your friend and my b-day is coming up.../forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    Me too. I'll even pay for shipping./forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    yah you pay for shipping from Hawaii i'd like to see that bill
     
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    Re: Why Dana 44\'s suck

    For a free D60 it might be worth it. If I could get it shipped for $600-800 it would be totally worth it.
     

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