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any suggestions on new axles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by unicknn, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. unicknn

    unicknn 1/2 ton status

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    Im thinking about getting an 8 inch skyjacker lift for me 87 blazer. Right now I have 4" and 35's. I want to replace my gm 10-bolts when I put on the lift. Any suggestions? I was thinking a 14-bolt rear but i dont know what I should put in the front. This will mainly be a mudding truck but I will be doing MINOR trail ridding.
     
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    Well I'll tell you what 95% of everyone here is going to say.
    Get a Dana 60 the only other Choice you really have is a 8 lug Dana 44 thats about it.

    Eric
     
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    Are you looking for reliability in the woods? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    yes reliability and durability are the main things im looking for. aslo having the same bolt paterns would be good too
     
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    so either a d60 or d44? would the d44 be strong enough for a 8" lift and 40" tires? I mostly go mudding.
     
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    <font color="green"> 40s are too much for a D44, but it will work until you can find the 60 just to keep the lug patterns the same.</font color>
     
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    if it was a mud only truck, a careful driver could make a open D44 live, IMHO.
     

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