How do I tell if my dana 44 is a high pinion? I know it it out of an early 80's jeep cherokee(2 door wagoneer style).
I'd be more interested in the nice height advantage of the driveshaft than possible strength. Driveshaft stays up higher on the high pinion, and the angularity as you lift the truck is much better starting higher.Yup - seems like only Ford had Hi-Pinion axles. Much stronger in forward gears, not as strong in reverse gears. Lo-Pinion is better in reverse gears, weaker in forward gears... I drive forward more then I drive backwards - Hi-Pinion just makes sense.