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Unread 10-21-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
Mud Sweat&Gears
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I have a newly finished ground up restoration '86 Renegade I'll up load pic's of the build soon......I Also have my 401 at my engine builder....The task at hand is between 525-600 hp. Tq should be 480-545 lb/ft. I'll upload pic's of the build as it progress's......Nice site and hope to share info and pic's with a lot of you....

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Unread 10-22-2004, 09:03 AM   #2
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Are 44's enough to handle that much power turning nearly 40 inch tires? I don't know much about it, but always think of 44's as like one step better than stock. Sounds like a sweet setup though!
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Unread 10-22-2004, 09:40 AM   #3
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Yeah...that's a bit much tire & power for Dana 44's. A 35"-36" tire is about the safe limit for a 44 with a stock to mildly built engine. Sounds like a nice rig, though.
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Unread 10-24-2004, 12:48 AM   #4
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I'll run the 44's to failure lol .... For real though I've seen 44's take a lot of abuse I do however think I'll push the limit's of it's capibility's, but I like the clearance associated with the 44 compared to the 60. But if change is need'd they will be made with a 60 swap....Thanx for the input, I'll have pic's up soon of the rig...
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Unread 10-24-2004, 11:28 PM   #5
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Yeah...I thought about it more when the muddin' part sunk in. The smaller axles usually hold up better in the slick stuff than they do on hill climbs and rockcrawling.
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Unread 10-25-2004, 07:41 AM   #6
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I'll run the 44's to failure lol .... For real though I've seen 44's take a lot of abuse I do however think I'll push the limit's of it's capibility's, but I like the clearance associated with the 44 compared to the 60. But if change is need'd they will be made with a 60 swap....Thanx for the input, I'll have pic's up soon of the rig...
yeah, i guess there's only one way to find out if they're strong enough! now let's see some pics, it sounds like a sweet rig!
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