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Re: Solid Front axel newbie
Take your time when finding a truck. Try to find a 3/4 or 1 ton then you will have good axles from the start, but like Willys said, gears, lockers, driveshafts, lifts, etc arent cheap.
Also be careful when purchasing one, sometimes its better to buy a stock truck then a modified one because the previous owner could of mickey moused somethings. Also find a rust free truck if you can, you'll thank yourself in the end if you want a nice looking rig too.
Before you buy lift and tires, you really need to evaluate how much off-roading you will be doing. If your just going to be a Weekend warrior or less you could probably get away with 35s or 33s. If you do alot of highway driving a set of Radial ALl Terrains would be better then Boggers.
I guess what im saying is take your time with your decisions, I made the mistake of buying a customized truck that had been mickey moused in many ways. Im still paying for it.