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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 10:28 PM
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d60 vs d44

there is no doubt that I agree with you guys about the built 60 I have 2 trucks w/ 60s. But for straight line mud boggin the 44 has a couple things going for it:
the 44 is alot lighter and has what 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 more inces in ground clearence
now you guys tell me how many times you have broken a 44
when you werent turning or bouncing. You cant run big blockes and high horsepower and never break anything
but for me the 44 is plenty strong. by the way I havent
gotten a chance to see any rock wheeling all my wheeling
is in the mud
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Re: d60 vs d44

And the point of this post is.......

Did i miss some sort of a question?

Yes, a 60 is heavier. Yes, mud is more forgiving on a front end.
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3 1/2 to 4 1/2 more inces in ground clearence

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Dwa? Since when?

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Re: d60 vs d44

Probably more like an inch to an inch and a half ground clearance different. You can shave them both. The 14FF is the world's biggest ground clearance elminator.

The 10 bolt appears to be about 200lbs lighter than a Dana 60.

40" rubber taxes the front end. There is just too much torque being put through them. It's usually when the wheels are turned that they break because of instantaneous torque increases (which coincide with velocity changes) due to the universal joints.

In the case of mud drags I can picture a Dana 44 surviving 40" rubber if the shafts are aftermarket or stock ones that are polished with Spicer joints and a spool.

I wouldn't run tires bigger than 38" on stock shafts. If you want to polish them and paint them they'll survive better. I believe 35" is pushing it if you run stock rusty shafts and like the stupid pedal. I run 33" rubber and I worry about breaking shafts.
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I run 40's and I break 60 parts...

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Re: d60 vs d44

yeah I run a 60 on the trail but I personally dont
need it in the pits
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So was there a question in this thread or was it just posted for no reason other than to state incorrect facts?

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has what 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 more inces in ground clearence


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BS
dana 44 tipped up near straight, measured from center of plug weld to ground
id say its about 5 3/4"

then a chevy front 60
tipped up stright and measured from plug weld


id say about 6 1/2"
wow, a whole 3/4" more the d60 hangs down.....

the d44 was a scout one, but if you really think it is, i can go and measure a front chevy d44 that i have out back if you are that paranoid.
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heck, my rockwells dont even hang down as far as you say a d60 vs a d44 does
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