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i was wonder if a dana 44 ttb front axle out of a full size bronco or f150 will bolt in to a ranger i no it will be 8 inch's wider. does anyone no if this can be done or would i have to make custom bracket's. ive got a idea thats been in my head for last couple of day's.
 

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i think i remember a discussion about this a while back on one of the other forums and i think it was concluded that it would be alot of work to make it happen. but hey, who doesn't love a challenge, right? ;)
 

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well i would like to find out i might have to take some measurements and find out ive been debating about doing this with my ranger so i can get a wider wheel base and turning it in to a dune truck instead up finishing my banshee right now. and with baja fender's on it it will be legal. plus it will be a ton more stable!
 

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the brackets are 2" father apart on the rbv than the 150 you have to add 1 inch to the pivot ends of the beams then its almost a bolt in,
 

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You also have to either move the coils buckets out or the mounts on the beams in.(or use coil overs) I have seen people use the beams without adding to them, but you have shorten the axle shafts.
 

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good info and i already figured the coil mount's on the axle would have to be modified im just trying to convince my self i wont spend the money in this the fiber glass alone is going to run about $1300 and $200 in shipping and the rest is going to just be fab work ill probably keep the stock suspension for now.
 

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As far as swapping the entire axle, it would probably be alot of work.

I've heard of swapping certain parts (knuckles, outer shafts, etc) to make the D35 a little beefier...
 

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That's where I had heard it from... I've been looking for that for a while now for a buddy of mine...

Thanks man!
 

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It is also possible to swap just the spindles from a TTB D44 that way you dont have to ream the lower ball joint hole on the beam, but the 5 bolt pattern spindle was only offered on like 96 Broncos. Then you use any D44 rotors/hubs and figure out brakes. It is easiest to use the Chevy backing plate and calipers.

the D44 spindles have a much larger(2") bearing spacing than the D35 (.5")which allows for better heat dissipation and less "wobble" and you also get a superior locking hub. The biggest down fall of the swap is that you will end up 5x5.5 bolt pattern. When my front end goes to **** I plan to swap some D44 knuckles and either adapters in the rear or have some F-150 8.8 axles cut down.
 

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sorry i forgot that asked this question but i don't wont to just change out the end's i wont the beams and all and the fiberglass i wont to put on it is a full one peace front end to change it to the newer front clip and the 6 inch bed side's to match the price is high because i wont high quality part's i have seen some very bad fiberglass peace's and they cost more to fix them than they cost.
 

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To use the full the D44 TTB you need to spread the pivot points or shorten the pass side inner shaft. (If I remember right it cant be shortened because the splines are larger diameter, so you have to have a custom shaft made). You also have to space the coil buckets out to match the fullsize coil spacing.
 

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sloue said:
the brackets are 2" father apart on the rbv than the 150 you have to add 1 inch to the pivot ends of the beams then its almost a bolt in,
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You also have to either move the coils buckets out or the mounts on the beams in.(or use coil overs)
i coinsidered this awile back. this gives you full width and no mods to the axles . of course thats not all but thats the big part
 

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i think it would be great for stability on a baja truck ow-well i ended up going the banshee route for this year maybe next year i need to finish up some other projects before i start a new one like my bronco II this summer.
 

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OOOOoooooo Shiny!!! ???

Nice ATV!!!
 
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