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best axle combo?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by quicker, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. quicker

    quicker 1/2 ton status

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    I was told that the 14 corp with the 44 corp complement each other and they are excellent compromise vs 60's all around.

    I was thinking 14 corp F+R but I was told the knuckle upgrade will cost too much to bother?

    So 60 front and 14 rear or corp 44 front and 14 rear?

    Or any advice would be great.

    Sb 400 with 400hp on the way so I know my 12bolt and 44 will be next on the list of mods.


    Currently running 35’s but 38-40 is the final plan.


    Thanks



    Quick
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Pretty much everyone on here is going to tell you FF 14 bolt and front 60.
     
  3. quicker

    quicker 1/2 ton status

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    What’s the best way to go for getting a front 60? I don’t mind pulling it myself not sure where to begin.
     
  4. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    You can find all of this by searching, this question gets asked at least once a week.
     
  5. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    14bff out back... No such thng as a front 14b, in stock form...

    there's no comparison between a 44 and 60... 60's are available from 77 to 91..

    1977-87 K30 1 ton 4wd

    1984-88 CUCV

    1988-91.5 V30

    If your planning on 40's, I wouldn't trust that to a balljoint axle, I'd start the search for the grail known as Dana 60...
     
  6. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    ok just to give u a lil info there is a AAM 14bolt front but its coil sprung and its found upnder the Dodge 3500 and its only 9 1/4" ring gear so there is and im just being a smart A**.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yup, and theres a 14b GM rear converted to a front already done in this forum...

    smartass = 1

    bigger smartass = eleventeen :wink1:

    But for all intents and purposes, don't confuse him, there isn't a bolt in..
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The advice has been covered so I feel that now is the time to commence the padding and say OWNED.:haha:
     
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    you beat me ryoken, had the same coment lined up.
     
  10. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    i saw a 14bolt 10 1/2" converted to a front in jp mag. a long time ago it was a hoss. but has anyone tried the 11 1/2 rear? i saw some gear options of 4.56 and 4.88. im now kinda thinkin about it
     
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    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    jimmy, let us know how that works for ya, we'll be here swapping 60s in droves while you're cutting and welding
     
  12. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Now, now, lets not beat on the new guy, new guy.... :wink1:

    Just a little overthinking it I'm guessing... WAY too much work involved unless your just deadset on trying to be original...
    Heck, a beefed, crossed, 60 is enough of a coin and time investment...

    Imo, the options for bulletproof front axles go like this..

    60
    Rocks
    Mogs (by far the trickest setup imo and what I would go with if money and time wheren't a concern, linked of course:wink1: )
     
  13. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    i was talkin about the 11 1/2" rear and doin a 60 front w/ 42s thats all. i just aint heard of neone swaping in the 11 1/2" rear
     
  14. DEMON44

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    thats because you loose so much in ground clearance, with not much gain in strength. I've got a D80 rear in my '98 Dodge and its friggin huge totally unnecissary for offroading. D80 great for pulling a load and carring weight, not so much offroading.......

    D60 front- 14boltFF rear = plenty good enough for most offroading fullsizes.
     
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    yeah, 40s + 400hp = toasted D44. Start saving $ and looking for da Sixty. Best mod I have ever done on my rig.

    j
     
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    doh... new guy, dohh... guess i should get my post count from my last username swapped to this one lol...:doah:
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Who where you priorly?
     
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    "Confedneck"
    the originator of the prenom..
     
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    well that covers that
     
  20. Confedneck79K30

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    thats right, wrap a tarp around this one, duct tape it shut, its covered
     

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