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d44, lincoln locker

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    who's done it? how long before you busted it? what were you doing when you busted it? and most important what busted?? I'm thinking of welding a set of 4.10s, if so what is the proper/good method of welding them??

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  2. HarryH3

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    Turning while in 4WD will totally suck. But traction will be great! [​IMG] Do you play in the mud, sand, or on the rocks?

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    I hear welded up front in a d44 and I see breakage in your future unless you get some warn or ord shafts. And I do agree... turning would suck.

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    I have a bud who blew the spiders on his D44 in a 79 Bronco. He's not afraid of the skinny peddle. He's snapped a couple shafts. They all broke at the taper. When you bust one get some hardend shafts. No Taper. Also get the better u joints.
    Axles fatigue. A 25 year old used, rusted axle shaft is going to fail at a lower point than even a new stock shaft. When it goes lay the coin out for the better NEW hardend parts. Randy's ring and pinion seems to have about the best price on hardend shaft. About $200 for both sides is what I have heard. Might be wrong on that so don't hold me to it.
    33's it will probably be fine. 35's your in the gray area. He unlocks a hub till he needs the traction. pain in the butt but sure makes steering a bunch easier.
    I have a locker in my front and you get on some slick stuff and give it gas your going to go straight. I have a converted 203 so I usualy just pop it into 2 low till I need the traction.

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    Errrr
    I have a bud who blew the spiders on his D44 in a 79 Bronco. So he welded it on the trail and left it that way.

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    I still say that you will not break any more parts than if you had a locker (Detroit, Lockright, etc....). Yes, steering will be a little harder than a locker.
     
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    Probably true... I would definetly go for the harden shafts if I was gonna lock up the front. But all depends on what you drive, tire size, power, etc.

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    it will be mostly sand/dirt and now that my back yard seems like a pond, some mud[​IMG].

    I'm also going for the twin stick np205, not sure what i'll use for sticks. that should help on turns.

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    In sand and mud, you're much less likely to break parts. [​IMG] Things tend to slip before they break in that environment.

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    I tell you after this weekend, since I just welded one of my 44's, and I am runnning 35's. I think it will hold for the mild parts but tellico seems to be the test. jesse

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