Has anyone ever actually cracked an AMC 20 housing or tubes? I'm looking to build a rear axle but don't know for certain yet if I want to rebuild the 20 or pick up a dana 44 instead. I don't currently or plan to do any severe wheeling so I assume I would not be throwing money away if I decided to put the money into the AMC.
Let me rephrase. I use my jeep alot off road for hunting and camping trips. I don't climb the sides of cliffs and what not though. That's what I call severe wheeling. I do get into some hairy spots from time to time. In other words it's not a strictly pavement jeep. It's just that I read so many people swapping out the AMC, IMO mostly due to the two piece axle I was just curious if anyone had actually had a housing failure with one.
x2 - Weld the tubes to pumpkin, 1 piece axles and keep the tires under 33" and you'll be fine. The internals are stronger then a 44. If you want 35" tires or more or want to due more extreme stuff, add a truss. The weak spot is the 2 piece axles and thin tube walls.