Dana44ARB with 35spline - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Join the Defender Source Community Today

Thread Tools
Old May 8th, 2004, 09:59 AM

Posts: n/a
Dana44ARB with 35spline

There is a good article in Petersens 4wheel&offroad about the new 35 spline Dana 44 ARB. Sounds like a nice alternative to the ford9 or d60 axle conversions. It uses a 44 case, 60 knuckles ,end forgings,and joints. CTM parts, 1.5inch axles/35spline etc. The differential size would be a nice benifit on trail. Sounds like ARB will be available soon.
Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2004, 08:08 PM
revor's Avatar
Status: Offline
Keith Kreutzer
Old beat up 110
D-90 Source Vendor
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 998
I think that it is a nice alternative! While is have still seen low (4.88) geared 44's blow that was with big tires and big HP...
quite honestly i think for 95% of wheelers even the 35 spline is over kill... But in LR land it's really the diff we suffer with... A Ford 8.8" is a better diff than the 44 and in real wheeling it is as good as a 9"
and it's cheap...
All of them are better than a rover diff in a heart beat.

The biggest expense of putting new axles under a Rover is the lug pattern, if not for that there would be no question about what to fit..

Most guys could drop a shortened 44 up front and a 60 out back and be quite happy... If that doesn't do it stick the sixty up front, in all cases living with 8X6.5" lug patterns will save an easy $1000 per axle set..

But then there is that u joint vs. cv thing... CV's are MUCH nicer to drive but the availabilty of a cost efficient replacement is nada...
Whereas you can get three spare sets of front 44 shafts and u joints for the cost to upgrade to 110 front CV's

I don't like giving people alternatives to buying my stuff but the truth is the truth... If you can live without CV's, you're probably better off with U Joints..
But once you put that front 44 or 60 in you should think about hubs and converting to part time 4X4... You'll wear out those u joints in the walmart parking lot in a year in full time 4X4..



Big, Red and ... aaa Red..
Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2004, 11:41 AM
Buckon37s's Avatar
Status: Offline
Re-Fendered 90
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Temecula, CA, USA
Posts: 3,387
I read that article. Looks to me like it all depends on price. That set up did not look cheap in the mag. If it is a lot, there is no reason not to go shaved 60 or 9in.
2009 King of the Hammers

BUCK Wild Racing
Driver: Me
Co-driver: Pat Quirk
Team 911

Rover Tracks www.rovertracks.com
PSC www.racesteering.com
DJ Safety www.djsafety.com
West Coast Rovers www.westcoastrovers.com
Reel Driveline www.reeldriveline.com

Made it further than half of the other guys, but the Hammers won.
Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.