[QUOTE=foggybottombob;13531084] The most common Dana 60 rear axles I have seen were 30 spline which is really no better than having a 30 spline Dana 44 that hangs down lower./QUOTE]
Except the fact that the 60 is a full float and the housing bears the vehicle weight, taking more stress off the axle shaft. Plus the ring gear is much larger allowing for better distribution of power over a larger surface area of the gear.
Anything larger than 35s, and if you plan on wheeling anything other than the mall parking lot, upgrade to a 60. You wont be sorry.
Beat it to fit, paint it to match!
Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.