Re: Opinions: D44 versus D60
Well, nothing really difficult in this area. I spent a week in Moab, and I know if I lived there, I would break a lot of parts, The drivetrain parts made all sorts of strange noises that I have never heard before. Around here, the real fun is snow wheeling, and the omly people breaking axle loint are the ones running D30 size U-joints, and built V8's. The lightweight vehicles running D44 , don't have a problem, but like I said before, Fullsizes tend to worble out the u-joint hole, if they are running lockers, and 35's, high strength shafts would cure that. The last time I checked price on a front custom 60, it $3500 with a locker, If I built a narrowed 5 lug D60, I am looking at pretty close to $3000, depending on some of my options, So I would probably go custom over home grown on the front. Fullwidth is another option, but again I like my currant width, so not a very good one. The reason I am considering this is because I still have to do steering corrections to my 44, and would hate to spend the $ on that, if I decide to go D60 later on. I do think I answeared my own question, with my fairly easy driving style, and the type of wheeling we do here, I think a D44 with high strentgh shafts would be more then strong enough for the front. Sorry about the long post.