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Building a full float dana 44 rear.

Ok, so Ive got the wild idea to build a full float jk dana 44. I think I can fab some 14bolt spindles to mount on the 44 tubes. From there I should be able to get tone rings and brakes. Then have custom shafts made.

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Any threads like this out there?
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TnT Customs has developed a rear full float kit for a JK D44. Saw it on their Facebook page.


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I'd be interested in finding out more. Couldn't find much on their FB page.


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Planman, ill have to check that out. Ive looked everywhere but havent found anything jk specific....
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Ok, so Ive got the wild idea to build a full float jk dana 44. I think I can fab some 14bolt spindles to mount on the 44 tubes. From there I should be able to get tone rings and brakes. Then have custom shafts made.

What do yall think?
Any threads like this out there?
I have the 14 bolt spindles. DOOOO EEEET!

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I'd be interested in finding out more. Couldn't find much on their FB page.


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Hmm. They must have deleted that pic. I'd give them a call.


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Interested to see where this goes...

Add a 35 spline ARB & shafts....

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I have seen TNT customs full float 44. It is a pretty sweet set up. I believe it is something they will be offering here soon.

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I'm very interested in something like this as well. I am hesitant to run anything larger than 35's on my rear 44 because I dont want to deal with bent flanges.

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After wheeling mine with superior shafts for 6 years and 37's and a lot of rockcrawling I'd point my finger at the R+P being the weak link instead of the flanges (broke teeth off of two 5.13 gearsets). Unless you are jumping the jeep that is. I also wonder how many of those bent flanges were running spacers.
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We are looking at trying to build one but we are a ways off. Keep in mind to do this correct you will have to machine the spindle to fit in the factory housing. The factory flange is not strong enough to support the load of a spindle by itself. If any one has a factory housing near us that they could let us borrow for a while we could get a little further with the project. As it sits now we have to use one of our JK's which are daily drivers.

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After wheeling mine with superior shafts for 6 years and 37's and a lot of rockcrawling I'd point my finger at the R+P being the weak link instead of the flanges (broke teeth off of two 5.13 gearsets). Unless you are jumping the jeep that is. I also wonder how many of those bent flanges were running spacers.
I agree. Superior 35 spline axle shafts OK. Supperior 5:13 R&P, not OK.
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After wheeling mine with superior shafts for 6 years and 37's and a lot of rockcrawling I'd point my finger at the R+P being the weak link instead of the flanges (broke teeth off of two 5.13 gearsets). Unless you are jumping the jeep that is. I also wonder how many of those bent flanges were running spacers.
I've bent 3 rear axle flanges (2 Superior and 1 Currie) with no jumping. It happened on steeper, off camber climbs where the weight shifted to one of the rear wheels. Obstacles like Escalator on Hells Revenge in a 2 dr can do it.

I also broke a rear locker and rear 5.13 ring teeth. The locker broke during a recovery of a stuck 3/4 ton diesel truck sunk in snow to his axles. The gear teeth likely happened in Moab climbing steep obstacles.






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Spindles

Already working on spindles have a local guy that may be able to machine them for me. The plan is to have the spindle fit the tube and have a 14bolt hub on the other side. Problem is the tube side of a spindle is smaller than the d44 tube. I think.. The inside diameter of the tube should be 2.65inches and the inside of a 14bolt tube is 2.375. May just have to have the spindle made from scratch. Ive found a company that makes them from 4340 but need to contact them and hope they will machine the tube side of the spindle to the specs i need..
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Im surprised know one has done this yet. Its crazy. Im using my jeep and the wifes jeep for specs.
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Nay sayers get bent

This is a project Im taking on for shits and giggles. It is not to compare with a rock jock or prorock full float or a junk yard 14bolt. So please find some thing else to do. Unless you have useful knowledge to pass on concerning the build

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Width

Finding the right width is something else I need to look into.
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Talked to TnT via facebook. All they could say is that they are testing parts..
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Any more info on this?

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Seems like it would be easier to use spidertrax unit bearing cups and currie jk unit earrings, or just use a whole 14 bolt and shave it to get the ground clearance back.
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Currie has a full float kit that reuses the factory jk rear brakes. I think you could cut the ends off the rear axle and weld on these.

http://www.currieenterprises.com/CES...6.aspx?id=3932

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A mere $1800 investment + shafts. Man I hate getting "JK'd" on parts all the time!

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A mere $1800 investment + shafts. Man I hate getting "JK'd" on parts all the time!
For real, nothing "JK" is cheap.
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Not sure if this helps or not but Ruff stuff has 14 bolt spindles. Might be worth calling them and seeing if they could help machine them to fit for you. http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...g/14BSPIN.html

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