Full Width Ford High Pinion Dana 44 Truss (Truss Only)
The early Ford Dana 44 is a popular option due to it's wider width, availability with a matching 9" rear, driverside drop, factory disc brakes (76+), many steering options, available locking hub options, and increased strength over the Dana 30 found in most TJs/XJs. This truss is laser cut from 1/4" Mild Steel.
This is *not* our complete swap kit -- this product is the truss and only the truss. No brackets are included.
Welding should be done by a competent welder/shop. Some grinding may be required for best fit.
An installation guide can be found by clicking here.
Not sure how to choose a front housing or need help identifying one? Check out The Ranger Station!
Re-tubing of axle housing will likely be required for 1978-1979 Ford housings that have "cast wedges"; we highly recommend finding another axle housing if you already have a 78-79 housing (does *not* apply to housings from leaf-sprung trucks)
*Axle swaps may require use of wheel adapters or new wheels depending on the desired lug pattern for your vehicle*
*Front Truss Only you will need to source an axle housing of your own*
*PRODUCT SHIPS BARE METAL & UNWELDED*
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They invited me and my whole crew in for a tour of the facility on our way to Moab. These guys not only produce amazing armor for your Jeep, they are really good people. So, I’ve been running their rear diff skid for 9 months and it has easily held up to everything I’ve thrown at it.Gary Swogger
After this go around with Moab and Holy cross, the diff skids did their job and protected my Jeep. My rear aluminum bumper performed phenomenally on the trail!Rennato Lopez
Colorado Springs, CO
Can’t say enough about Dan and his ultra skilled team! Dan was able to get us in for a skidplate with UHMW & sliders for our JKUR. The fit, finish and quality are just out of this world! Can you say “stacked dimes”? Absolutely gorgeous welds…Lance Wende
2 years later I'm writing this review. I've beaten the crap out of this thing hitting rocks, winching, draging it down obstacles, and now exposed to the Florida elements. The bumper looks like it did the day they sent it. You will not find a better company to work with that cares about their clients and their products!Kelly Colwell
Panama City, FL
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AWESOME quality and customer service. 2021 Jeep 4xe! Return customer and will return again. Thank You Dan!Columbia, SC
I like it because it lets you use factory fog lights if you want. They also have a featherweight aluminum option that doesn't have holes for fogs and is essentially a stubby bumper. I am very pleased with all of their stuff. [JL/JT Adventure Series Bumper]Author's name
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