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post #1606 of 4893 Old 07-10-2013, 08:20 PM
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Yeah the rear axle is on my mind also, just another 1500 or so to add to the bill. I may just run my 35 for a other year and just set myself up for an easy bolt in swap, d44 or 8.8 with factory style brackets. I.e., retaining a rear track bar.
You can get a 14 bolt or Sterling geared and lockered for less that that.
1500 bucks to stick a Dana 44 or Ford 8.8 under there seems a waste of money. you would be better served with a hunt for a Ford 9" axle if you are going to blow some cash


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You can get a 14 bolt or Sterling geared and lockered for less that that.
1500 bucks to stick a Dana 44 or Ford 8.8 under there seems a waste of money. you would be better served with a hunt for a Ford 9" axle if you are going to blow some cash
I agree Art, but I think the 8.8 would be bulletproof for me on 35's, and a considerable upgrade for me with some chromos in it. My differential clearance would be atrocious with a big boy axle and 35's.

The more I think of it, the more I just want to keep my D35. And see just how many of the countries most notable trails I can drag it through. I'm going for the most famous D35 on the inter web!

Then if / when i'm ready to actually step up..... step up to a 14b D60 combo and run the appropriate tire size. I must say I'm still having a ball with these 35's though. I hate to make it boring out there without seeking out the absolute hardest lines.


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Truss your current axle so it doesn't bend the tubes and keeps the diff housing from flexing and you should be ok as is

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Truss your current axle so it doesn't bend the tubes and keeps the diff housing from flexing and you should be ok as is
That's a major dilemma also.... running my links in a stock configuration on the axle leaves little room for a truss. I think i'm just gonna run the sucker as is. Hope it last till I start building my sons rig, so it can go in it and live a happy highschoolers life on 33's. And I can justify the expense to upgrade. Really there's so many options, no right and wrong......as long as I'm having fun with it.


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I should have tossed my trussed D44 setup for a 4 link on the trailer and tempted you with it while we were out at Moab. I really need to get that, my D30, and D35 out of the garage lol


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I should have tossed my trussed D44 setup for a 4 link on the trailer and tempted you with it while we were out at Moab. I really need to get that, my D30, and D35 out of the garage lol
I probably would have been all over it! Darn it. Bring it next year when you and Lu come to Cali.


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You may be able to craft your own truss with the current placement of your upper mounts

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You may be able to craft your own truss with the current placement of your upper mounts
Not gonna worry about it. Just focusing on the stretch! Gotta stay focused. I ALMOST thought I was going to get the OK to order the tank tonight..... then we remembered about back to school shopping coming up.


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The darn kid keeps on growing! I might HAVE to stretch my tub just so he can fit back there!


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The darn kid keeps on growing! I might HAVE to stretch my tub just so he can fit back there!
You guys are killing me. This **** is hilarious !

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Whens the due date Lu???? I'm waiting for the part out!


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Haha, nope... I hardly even want to dabble in body work.


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