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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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D60 wider than D44?

Hi guys, I've been posting a lot of questions and got some great responses so I am very thankful for that. My Solid Axle <nobr>Durango</nobr> project came out perfect. I'll post some pics.

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Now that the sickness has started, I've already ordered some 12" <nobr>chevy</nobr> lift leaf springs (4" lift springs on right now) and going to 49" Iroks, all of which should be on said and done by January. Of course this front D44 isnt going to like that very much. I was looking into upgrading to D60 strength. What I'm hoping to do is buildup a front D60 and perform a 3 link front end using Fox racing coilovers, all of which over the summer. I have some questions listed below all dealing of which.

1. My D44 came out of a 1978 F150, would a D60 be ungodly wider? (the reason I ask is I'd like to keep the rear Ford 9" and if needed upgrade to 35 spline on it, if its a lot wider then I'll go one ton front and rear)
2. Which D60 should I look for in hopes of 35 spline (being I know there is a 30 spline out there), or which is a top choice?
3. Can I by chance use a rotor that will still obtain the 5x5.5 big 5 bolt pattern on the D60?

Thanks a lot guys.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 08:01 PM
 
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Re: D60 wider than D44?

Cool truck man. Why do you want so much lift? Once you are up there it will be pretty worthless offroad unless you are going to be strictly mud bogging. I'd say cut it but the rear door poses an issue. It looks good as is. I'd enjoy it and not worry about being a skyjacker. I don't like the way they look. As yours stands now looks awsome.
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Re: D60 wider than D44?

That is the reason to plan. If you need the strength from the D60 then that should have been the way you went, but this is hind sight.

There is no conversion for the 9 to go to the bigger D60 pattern nor the D60 to go to the smaller without making the swap a wash. You can change the D44 to the larger but you are looking at replacing that so this is mute.

From my point here in the cheap seat, you are in for the cost of new rear and new rims......
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 10:14 PM
 
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Re: D60 wider than D44?

within 3/4 of an inch of what you are currently running.
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