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Upgrade 4 CJ dana44 or 9inch ?


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  • Upgrade 4 CJ dana44 or 9inch ?

    I want to get rid of my AMC 20 in my CJ-7 thinking of a dana 44 or a ford 9 inch. Any recommendations on axles and/or shops in the south bay, oc or riverside corona areas. I already plan on talking to Currie and Dynatrac.
    Any other shops? Any pros or cons on either axle?

  • #2
    I'd go HP 9" light really strong, and i mean really strong (think circle track etc) check out Currie Enterprises in Anaheim, they'll build exactly what you want I think there website has a price calculator, where you can add disc brakes lockers and the likes . If you want to go Dana 44 they can do that too... :2:
    Mighty 4 banger YJ, 35's,4.88's, 30 splines, Detroits, 4.5" lift, TJ flares, Scorpion Offroad stuff, blah, blah, blah.


    • #3
      If you are going to spend the coin go with a Currie 9". I don't know if you want the HP in a rear or not. That is a personal choice as both sides of the HP Rear axles are very vocal

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      • #4
        Would it be better and/or cheaper to find a junkyard 9inch and have currie cut it to fit or buy new. I know its better to get a hold of a big bearing housing and I have the specs at home. What about a D44 out of a fullsize cut down to fit? Good idea or not? On either axle I want to do a Warn full floater kit. Pros and cons? I plan on building the dana 30 and installing 30 spline axles. So I want to stay same width in rear and same 5on5.5 wheels in rear


        • #5
          Lots and lots of options, how much do you want to spend? Scout dana 44s.
          one piece axles for the AMC20? The 20 is a good axle.
          1956 Willys Wagon restomod


          • #6
            I already have 1 piece axles,detroit locker and 4.10s in my 20 but I've been told the housings are weak. My housing is seeping oil where the tube goes in the center housing.


            • #7
              Leaking how bad? Weld it.
              1956 Willys Wagon restomod


              • #8
                Weld it and truss it. If you already bought all that junk, I'd wait until it grenaded if it was me.
                1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
                My Jeep

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