Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Dale City, VA
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Re: Which 44 for the front???
Jimmy, man, what are you doing? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Are you draggin' with that rig or what? I thought the whole idea of the 5.0 swap was to use the nice low-end torque for leasurely slow creeps at idle. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] If you can stay out of it... Yeah, tell us what D30 do you have and what breaks on it. I was running 36" TSLs on mine the first time on some Yugo sized rocks where others toothpicked D35s and I haven't had any problems with my front (260 u-joints!). Course I don't have your torque and crawl either.
Like others said '86 Waggie (no vacuum) D44 with warn shafts, CTM u-joint, ditroit and warn hub fuses (the cheap weak link) is the way to go in my opinion.
By the way, I gess you're the right person to ask: I just got a set of replacement front shafts with the 297x joints but the driver side has what looks like an ABS tone ring on it (the other side doesn't). They probably screwed up the part numbers but can I use it anyway on a non-ABS rig? I'm just trying to avoid sending it back if it will fit anyway. Thanks.