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I have heard that the knuckle on a Ford 44 has a bigger opening for the axleshaft to go through than a Chevy knuckle. Anyone know if there is any truth to that. I dont have one to measure, and cant find much info on it online.
Its alot easier said than done. I talked to RCV today and they recomended installing the inner shaft, and boot with the knuckle off. Then put the outer inside the knuckle and then try to line up the ball joints. Hopefully I can get it togather because I have that Reid Knuckle/ high steer arm and 4 brand new ball joints allready installed.
Anyone have some Ford Knuckles, spindles, and etc laying around?
I just got off the phone with Kraig at RCV and he said they have a new design of RCV axles that prevents the outter shaft from pulling out of the CV. I have got to send him a picture of the splines on the shaft tonight and hes getting the new set out to me. I'm debating on weather to change to Ford knuckles so the RCV will slide through like a normal axle shaft or goto a narrowed Dana 60. I have no complaints out of the Dana 44 other than the outter shaft pulling out of the CV. After this weekend I realized its pretty much impossible to change a RCV with Chevy/ Waggy knuckles.
Depends on the cost of either.. I know the 60 is gonna open up a whole nuther' can of worms...new locker, gears, chromo's, etc.. where as the ford assembly could be had cheaper i'm sure.. but look into the future as well. do you plan on running 39's ever on the TJ like you mentioned at harlan? if not i say keep the d44 and start your buggy using your tons..