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Re: can\'t decide which axle and gears
This is getting confusing,it seems like your talking about the D30 in a rear axle set up. The D35 is used in the rear and almost any axle swap is an improvement over the D35. The D30 up front is an adequate axle and with some high strength upgrades can be built nearly as strong as a D44(but its expensive and really not cost effective). The Ford 8.8 for the rear is a C clip axle,but with the Disc brake versions the disc brake backing plate holds the axle in place with 4 3/8" bolts if the c clip should let go. The D44 would have to be the best swap for the front,unless you want to go to a custom built,but you will still most likely need to do spring perch modifications no matter what axle you want to.