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Axles for mudder on a budget?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TexasA&Mblazer, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. TexasA&Mblazer

    TexasA&Mblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, I am looking for axles for mainly a mud rig that I might do some minor rock crawling with. Would a D60 in front and a 14ff bolt in rear be strong enough for 38's? Thanks.
     
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    More than adequate :wink1:
     
  3. resurrected_jimmy

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    those axles are plenty strong, but a D60 might throw that budget thing out the window

    Gig 'em, FTAC '03
     
  4. TexasA&Mblazer

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    So could I get away with two 14ff's?
     
  5. k5freak44

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    no such thing as a front 14bff

    i think youd be allright running a dana 44 or a 10 bolt (stock 1/2 ton) front axle if your going to see mostly mud. you might want to stay away from locking up the front to keep it in one piece
     
  6. TexasA&Mblazer

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    Ahh sorry I just realized that....hmmm.
     
  7. resurrected_jimmy

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    run a 1/2 ton axle up front if you can't afford the D60 yet and don't put a locker in it. I ran a 10 bolt for a while before i got a D60 and only broke 2 shafts on 38 swampers
     
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    I'm guessing this rig will have a 10b up front.... if thats the case stick with the 10b until you can afford a d60 and d60 locker. If your LUCKY a d60 and locker will cost you $800. You might not need a d60 if you get some cromos and use your head, not your foot on the trail.

    jam some cromos in the 10b, get a 14bff from a yard, buy a lockright for the 14bff and call it a day.
     

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