Converting D44 axle using D60 centersection.
After reading the posts by Brian Wilson (High 5), It look pretty easy to convert my Scout D44's over to D60's. I think I will do it front and rear. The best thing is that I will still have 5x5.5 bolt pattern, and if axle shaft strength ever becomes a concern, I can always get, off the shelf high strength replacments. I was thinking about going fullwidth, but my Jeep is driven dailly, weather permitting, and my tires stick out far enough the way it is, I really don't need any more attn from Johnny Law. Now, for the major problem, I am looking for someting else to build. Something with more wheelbase. I would consider a CJ7, but finding one in good shape is not looking good, YJ's? way out of my price range for a trail vehicle. Now, free Toyotas are coming out of the woodwork, and I will be honest, I am seriously considering building one. It really opens up a bunch of low range gearing options, that are not possable in short wheelbase CJ's. Heck, a Marlin crawler dual transfer case, one with stock gears, one with 4.7 gears. It probably has enough wheelbase to stack a third crawler case, this one with 4.0 gears. Imagine the posibilities. It would be a lot more comfortable during Wintertime wheeling, But I would sure miss being topless in the Summer. I havn't made any desisions yet, but I am sure looking for opinions. I allready posted on the Toyota board, and really didn't recieve much of a response, and I am pretty sure I know what kind of response I will get here, but lets see if I am right.