If I may read between the lines I think the OP (grover) is more leaning towards the 'cool to look at' than 'hard core trail rig'. 'Completly steetable but not a daily driver it will see some trails'. The d44 would work fine for the street and the hanging 14 bolt won't be too much of a problem. If he keeps to dirt roads, out of the sand and mud and doesn't get on the gas too much his axle choice should last.
If he does decide to head off road a lot and test out his rig he will quickly discover the shortcomings of this setup. With any luck he won't have dropped too much money into the 44 before he does.
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