Originally Posted by aircruiser
I wasnt trying to start a flame war like I said, I may end up selling them both, who knows. I am just looking for info on how to convert the D60 to 35 spline and what I can do to an 8 lug 44 to hold up to 38s, locked with light skinny pedal.
Your not, starting a war this isn't Pirate. But converting a 60 over to 35 spline is costly and is a lot harder than just starting with a better axle.
Eather start with a differnet 60 that can take the 1.5" shafts threw spindles like a HD or a U model. Other axles are 70HDs or U model ( again ) but it still leaves the 29 spline pinion the weak link, the 10.25 is also a good start, but really the 14 bolt is the best bang for the buck.
The 44 on 38's and any type of throttle will be the problem, chrome shafts are going to be a must, but the stubs will be the weak point no matter what there made of along with the 297 U-joints.
Me I would hold out for a 60 to come along but thats just me. I over build, but I don't break and paly hard.
Do it right the first time and that pair of axles will last you years of use and abuse.