... i have been there 5 times in the last 5 months and they are selling axles for $200 each and there are tons of 4.10 8.8's. once a month they have 50% off - i could snag one for $100. Wish i waited now, but I wanted to buy one before I moved here.
Out here you have to make nice with grease-balls that would molest your kids (given the chance) just to get deals like that. But then again, money isn't everything ... but it does matter.
you sure, because i have had mine in for 5 months or so and I can't tell any difference in width between the front and back. as far as that 1" making any difference offroad in stability, thanks for the chuckle.
Trust me, I could see the "slight" difference and it would drive me up the wall every time I looked at my pile of junk.
Glad you got a laugh, but two vehicles at the same height, yet one has a narrower track, that one is more likely to turn over in an off-camber situation ... granted the difference is not great, but given the option, I'll take the wider track, and it doesn't seem necessary to go beyond S35 capabilities for my use? I will give to the fact that straight ahead a narrower track can help get through a tight spot ... but then your front is compromising you some in that regard right?
differential offset has caused zero problems for me...that angle is minimal.
But it isn't correct, and I'm picky about this stuff. It works out, and so people are willing to accept that compromise. Given the option, I bet most would prefer it straight on, but it isn't ... With an S35 I don't have to compromise in this regard ... or buy flange adapters, or SYE, or etc etc. I just don't see the big advantage other than better brakes, a plus, but the track width would erk me to no end ... I'm picky that way bro-ham.
As for the brackets - you are correct....if you cannot trust yourself to locate the brackets correctly...then you are probably better off getting the S35 kit.
I would hate to think it's right and then miss it by a hair, although a slight variation I concede will likely not give you any real vibs, but who knows, unless Jessie's stunt double from Extreme 4x4 is doing the welding, it might not be right. I just think for the average shade tree, the cheaper route is beefing up the D35.