Re: Rear Axle Opinion
I had a scout D44, 258,4.56 gears, detroit, 35" SSR's. I havent had too many problems with the internals of the axle, other than a 3 or 4 twisted splines and one bent and twisted shaft, but in 2 trips I have broken and bent 2 housings, and spun an axle tube(this was even with the tube welded to the pumkin in a few spots). I have no problem with breaking shafts, but swapping housings, and all the brackets,pearches, and axle wrap bar mounts, is a p.i.t.a. I am currently collecting parts for a soon to be shaved c&c 14 bolt swap. IMO run the D44, carry lots-o-spares, and keep an eye out for a 1 ton.