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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Upgrading 30 front axle

400sbc, t15 trans, d20 trnsfr, and 30 front axle, 44" tires. Need thoughts on upgrading front axle as I am sure I will destroy the 30.

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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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There's no upgrading for 44's. You need 1-tons at a bare minimum
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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Is there an easy swap out or do they all involve moving springs? That is beyond my skill set.
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Unread 01-31-2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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Is there an easy swap out or do they all involve moving springs? That is beyond my skill set.
For 44's? No, no easy swap. 33's maybe.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 02:25 AM   #5
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Sounds like a 6k ordeal. And if the front end work is out of your skill set, it will be a lot more. Not to mention the rear, what do you have there?
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Unread 02-03-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
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id venture to day that 44 will blow to unless you have a lot of work done to it, i know if you ever plan on takin it on a trail it will blow...you need at least dana 60s, and like someone said above, if you dont know how/have the tools you need, a welder being number one, your lookin at at least 6k, i spent 4500 on my old axles on my jeep to run 35s..
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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60s, probably trussed with chromo axles.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #9
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you need a front hp60 and a rear 14 bolt or sterling. the rear 60s are sketchy at that tire size.

i run dana44s on 37s and a 6.0v8 and ive been trashing them, im building a set of 60s and your setup is far past mine
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #10
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you need a front hp60 and a rear 14 bolt or sterling. the rear 60s are sketchy at that tire size.

i run dana44s on 37s and a 6.0v8 and ive been trashing them, im building a set of 60s and your setup is far past mine
I would agree. 44's is just huge, really far too big.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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Op, please oh please, do not take this as an insult, as it is not meant as one.
If you HAVE to ask what axles are going to hold up to 44" tires, I seriously doubt you have the skills to put those 44's to good use. The two things just go hand in hand, wheeling skills and knowledge.
It takes most of us literally years to get to a place where 40"+ tires are required to enjoy ourselves.
Why such a massive tire?
I have always wheeled on 37's, fully locked and skid plated. It gets me on 5's at most parks, and 3's and 4's all day long, as a rule. There is very little terrain that calls for that size of tire in my experience.
The cost of going over 35's or 37's is outrageous in my experience. Most that go that route, when being honest, will admit to it "not being as much fun for the money involved".
Now if you are going just for "show", then use whatever you wish I guess.
With that size motor, and the probable gearing you have, why not stick to 35's or 37's and have fun? You will save yourself a TON of cash in the end.
Just my .02 from years of building rigs, and sometimes going too far!
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Unread 02-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #12
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It is more of a show rig, but needs to handle moderate wheeling.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #13
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Maybe I was not clear with my question. I am asking if there is a bolt on axle that will take the 44's abuse. I do not want to move spring hangers and so forth. If that makes me unskilled then so be it.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
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Only way anything is going to bolt in, is if it is custom made. High dollar to say the least.

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