Originally Posted by jsawduste
Crane sells inner C s. Beefy forged units. I run them with Reid knuckles. Plenty of meat to bore to 3. Inches. With all the issues I wonder if starting over with another housing would be wise.
Yea I think I would start over, I myself have narrowed D44 & D60's in the past and have never had a tube leak at the diff. The last D44 I narrowed I set the pinion angle at 8deg. and the caster at 7deg. drives and handles great. I cut the axle tubes first then use a torch to split the pressed in piece in 3 pieces, after that light taps with a hammer and you have a clean inter C ready to reuse. The D44 housings from a dodge W100 1/2 ton truck work the best as the axle tubes are 1/2" thick and do not have the disconnect. 25 years of welding and fabrication I'd rather build it than buy it. At least if something goes wrong I know who to blame.