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Unread 11-29-2012, 11:23 PM   #16
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I'd go D60. I've been looking into this myself and to run 37's you will likely have more into the D44 to make it live than you will the 60. Plus, if you ever decide to get a larger tire you will be setup already with axles that can handle them front and rear.
This, its easyer to upgrade tires than axle's.

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Unread 11-30-2012, 05:13 AM   #17
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Thanks for the help guys. If i can get the sterling for free im gonn put that in. And now it looks like im on the hunt for a king pin D60
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Unread 11-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #18
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Thanks for the help guys. If i can get the sterling for free im gonn put that in. And now it looks like im on the hunt for a king pin D60
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Don't rule out the newer superduty ball joint D60s. Aftermarket is catching up and they are a seriously stout axle. Stock knuckles are massive and Reid even said they would be making them if they were breaking, but they are not. The unit bearings can be bored out or purchased to use 35 spline stubs (35 spline inners come stock) and re-drilled to 8x6.5 lug pattern. You could even grab a matching set from a superduty, hp60 front and sterling rear, and leave the stock bolt pattern which is 8x170.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 12:04 PM   #19
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I'll take a ball joint SDHP60 over a kingpin 78-79 HP60.....but that's just me.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #20
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The super duty axles got to be extremely expensive though. Probably way out of my budget.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #21
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why not make a 14b an option? Cheaper than a 60/10.25 to build. Although if you only want 37's id def. recomend a shave kit.. With the shave it hangs about the same as my 8.8 on 35's
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The super duty axles got to be extremely expensive though. Probably way out of my budget.
You would be surprised. The price on king pin 60's is very inflated, at least in my area. You can pay less for a matched set of superduty axles if you search around, complete disc to disc.

Just an option to look into. Do a little research on the Superduty stuff and you may find it to be a better option. Like Imped, I'd take an SDHP60 over a KP now that aftermarket is supporting them a bit more. There are several variations of the SDHP60 based on years '99-04 and '05+. There is also a Super 60 that is serious beef! You want to avoid being fooled by a D50 as well if you decide to search for superduty axles which I believed they quit using in '02.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #23
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Thanks for the info guys, ill keep my search citeria very wide
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I'd go with a 60 as well.

And I did a small tech post about the 50 and 60 axles under 99-04 Ford SD trucks.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...l#post11800325
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My only beef with some of the super 60's is well the extra beef on the driver side. Theres alot of extra chunk cast to be removed

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=super...80&tx=95&ty=72

But once you get that figured out there very good axle's to build off. I would still put the late 80's KP Ford axle probally the best to build off as the pinion is very far over and well its a king pin cant beat that.

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