Your impression was wrong. It WON'T WORK.I was under the impression that the ttb hubs (8 lug)from an f250 was interchangable with the bronco front hubs(5 lug)... But then again sometimes i mix up the words WILL WORK, and WONT WORK.:shrug
Machine work? On what? Chevy 8 lug D44 stuff is a direct bolt on to a Ford D44.Just to clear things up...This swap won't work with a TTB Dana44, right? I think they have different knuckles. I have looked into converting my 5 lug to an 8 a while back, but was told I needed chevy parts and machine work done. I tried to get an F250 knuckle to fit into my housing...but as you could imagine it was all for nothing.
Now I have 5 lugs, and a big frown:cry
Well, the D44 will basically be holding you up tire wise. That 70 rear will handle about whatever you want, but the front 44 with the 8 lug hubs and alloy axleshafts I feel ok with my 37x12.5 Iroks. You could go to maybe 38's or so, but the bigger you go, the more careful you have to be wheeling if you wish to avoid breakage.hey thanks alot guys. located the parts trading my 5 lug stuff for his 8 lug. looked at your guys build ups helped alot. what are some weaknesses of the d44? how big of tires would you guys recomend?
The mud is probably the culprit with wearing balljoints. the 8 lug helps because you at least have a slightly larger inner bearing and a heavy duty hub to help handle the tires. If you buy quality balljoints like spicer, they should hold up just fine....my truck not seeing much mud at all, I'd like to see 10 yrs from them. It's getting close to 3 yrs now and there is no sign of wearing. I also use an 8" rim with pretty much stock backspacing.i was planning on some 38's but those can hold off till i get a 60. how about the balljoints? i know my dodge's 44 balljoints cant handle 37's for too long. the bronco will probally be a pavement queen mostly though, there aint shit for trails around me except mud.