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The_Kid 09-10-2006 06:44 PM

spooling my hp 44
i called randys ring and pinion and have got the d44 spool in route as wee speak. its the 30 spline unit. anyways i was curious what axles i should should toss in while ive got it tore back down.

i was thinkn some moly shafts and ox ujoints. ive got about 600 dollar budget right now so i may have to order parts as cash becomes avalable. meaning it may be awhile before i have all the traction goodies to send the boggers screaming.

the chevy is still open in the rear and i think ill leave it. the hubs in the front should be able to be used well in th3e snow. meaning that if i need to be on snow roads i can just lock the short side in and leave the long side unlocked.

i couldnt figure spendy so much more on detroit that basicaly is spool with alittle give in it. maybe it would be used in the rear some day.

anyways im just curious what all axles you guys recomend.


The_Kid 09-12-2006 06:53 PM

Re: spooling my hp 44
i think ive talked myself into running the supier axles. the baddest strongest ones they make. this is also what they recomend at off road desing .com ive come to belive they know what theyre talking about and doing in the off road world

also wondering if i mayas well spend the money and throw ctm u joints in to. wich i think i should do because my tire size is hopfully going to be in the 37-40 range

anyways thanks for the advice. and space to think

c_rock 09-12-2006 09:18 PM

Re: spooling my hp 44
That sounds like a good combination to me.

Rebil79 10-04-2006 09:20 PM

Re: spooling my hp 44
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My brother runs Warn Chrome moly shafts with the ctms and a limited slip front with 37s in his 44 with great success.
His is on the right in the attached pic/


Bowtiepower00 11-05-2006 04:36 PM

Re: spooling my hp 44
ORD is a great place to get parts from. From what I've read, the Superior axles are the ones to get, as are the CTM joints. I've read, and agree, that the Spool is easier on the front end than a Detroit because it doesn't pop in and out. If you have a T/Case that can be twin sticked I would suggest doing that too. You may also want to try some fusable hubs with that setup, just to be safe. As long as you're not hammering on it with the wheels turned you should be OK. Let us know how it turns out.

mental elf 02-12-2009 08:51 PM

i was going to use a mini-spool on my d44, but after reading and researching i found out that the axle shafts break too easy under load. i9nstead of spending alot of money on a 1/2 ton axel im gonna save it towards the purchase of a d60, then lock it up.

The_Kid 02-20-2009 04:48 PM

i now agree.

im running on welded 10 bolts now. why spend money on them. felded welded spiders, then fully welded spiders to carrier theyre holding up so far and make crazy traction off road.only lock one hub in when only kinda needing 4wd drive lock both in when 4 tires chruning are need.

also wont spend money on my 14ff. its welded and waiting for my small 35 boggers to wear out.

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