Doing a 6 lug swap in the Yj and leaning toward the modified 12 bolt trooper axle. Has anyone got any educated opinions between the d44 and a 12 both. (Both Isuzu)
The 12 bolt will be a 98 and newer for the larger ring gear and axle shafts. I know about the aftermarket support on the 12b is limited at best bit they are brutes. The rodeo d44 has alot in common with the standard 44 so I get all that.
My plan is with the axle swap (waggy front btw) to run 35's until I do my body lift then have 37's. Locking hubs up front with a spool and welded spiders if I do the 12b.
I do like the ground clearance I keep wight the 12b. As apposed to a 14 bolt GM.
I've seen so any ppl talk more about the FF14bolt... what are the SF 14 bolts from?
If not mistaken arnt they from late 80's heavy half tons? You have the FF 14B? Just hate the ground clearance issues, the shave is nice but by the time I gear it, shave it and get the axle I'm at where I would be with the 12b Isuzu and my d44 front done. 2 for 1 with money...
Chevy 14 bolt 9.5" semi float axles are from the 2500 series trucks. These are the 3/4 ton Chevys. I see them in the junkyards a lot. Axle shafts are 33 spline on these so that should handle a 37" tire fine.
Good thanks bob! Are they in both 2 and 4 wd? That would be a good option. I haven't had a chance to look into them more from both you and Jason's post with the recommendations ill def read up on them. It seems like there would be more aftermarket support for it.
You can do I think 5.13 or 5.38's with the 12b. What do you plan to do up front for a axle?
I didn't see that in the earlier links posted. Maybe I didn't look in the right spot?
Right now I'm running an HPD30 up front with a Ford 8.8 rear axle, 4.88 gears and 37x14.50r15 Swamper Irok bias plys.
I have an HPD60 king pin axle in the garage that I might build, but I'm not sure I want to go down that road just yet. I might cut up the D60 and build a hybrid HPD44 front axle and a HPD60 rear axle. I'm still doing research ATM...