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44 vs. 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Elevator Man, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Elevator Man

    Elevator Man 1/2 ton status

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    I want to know how you guys like your D44s. D60s are hard to come buy around here. (unless you can eat pennies and S%*T nickles) I do a lot of trail riding and a lot of mud. I'm thinking a D60 might be a little overkill for my application. Don't get me wrong ther is no such thing as overkill but if you guys think I would get the same results with a D44 ( not break stuff all the time) instead of the D60 let me know what you think. Of coarse I'll have a 14bff in the rear!!!!
     
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    tire size? engine torque? doubler? weight of your right foot? :)

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    What size tires you running? Stock axleshafts? What kind of 'wheeling you doing?

    If you're running 37's or smaller and just trail-cruising, you'll do fine with the D44, especially with chromoly axle shafts.
    Beyond that, then you start thinking of stronger equipment.
     
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    60's are great and all but if your running 36" or smaller tires, go with the 44.
     
  5. Elevator Man

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    sorry, 305/700r4/208 36x12.50.15 TSL 10 bolts lincoln locked front and rear. like I said lots of trail time lots off mud time pretty heavy right foot!!!
     
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    With a heavy foot, locked 10b's just won't last running 36's IMO. I would start looking for a D60 and run what you have until it breaks.
     
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    My son ran 37s with a D44 locked and broke an axle(or 2) everytime he took it out. Heavy, right foot, and no fear.
     

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