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Dana 36 & Dana 44 horsepower limits

Old 12-13-2015, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Quicksilver85 View Post
I'm just thinking the D36 is worth something if it's in one piece, but anyways I'm running an easy launch set to help with wear and tear also with consistency at the drag strip. Auto trans, stock gear ratio, 2100 converter, and street tires. I'm just trying to figure out if I should give the D36 a shot or save myself the trouble later and just put a D44 in with the new motor and trans come spring.
I'd remove the D36 and sell it and put the money towards a D44. This way, you do it once and lessen your chances of having to do it later when it is inconvenient.
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:53 AM
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The guys that wrecked a dana 36, was the dana 36 rear rebuildable? With the pumpkin casing being aluminum I'm guessing that the dana 36 casing was trash when you break a ring/pinion.
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Old 10-01-2016, 09:41 AM
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I am putting about 550 rear wheel horsepower to the ground. I got a beefy Dana with the 7/16" rear gear bolts and my bearing caps are steel. The yokes (all 5) are cold stabilized and I am using carbon fiber drive and half shafts. I hear some guys with this setup are running with 900-1000 horsepower and doing drag strip launches and have not had any problems over the years. I hope that works for my autocrossing.
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I didnt trust my D36 with 408rwhp. I now have more than that so I swapped to an IRS 12bolt
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