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D44 upgrade?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 468k5, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. 468k5

    468k5 1/2 ton status

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  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What worth trying?
     
  3. HarryH3

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    Several people on here have already tried to prove that. All they proved was that they spent WAY too much money on the 44, upgrading axle shafts and U-joints. Once those parts were made from expensive unobtanium, and were damn near unbreakable, the ring and pinion would fail. :( All they did was move the weak link to a more expensive part to replace...
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    My D44 is about as built as you can get. I use Warn hub fuses to put the 'weak link' out to the hubs so it is an easy trail repair if needed..that and using a posi alows internal slippage so things don't bind up and break so easily...now I have the BBC and haven't got much seat time with that engine so time will tell if my built D44 can still survive :rolleyes: I am not a 'Hardcore rockcrawler' so until I granade my D44 it will stay there. D60 definatly works better if you want to follow some of thease truggy guys on the hardcore stuff...I just watchum and offer a line if needed...then head back to camp still in one piece:D
    Took me many years to upgrade as I only upgraded as I broke stuff.
    Warn C-molly shafts
    CTMs
    Power-Lok
    Rock Rod
    Dana Spicer R&P
    Warn Prem. Hubs w/fuse rings
    Rock rash diff guard
    All bearings are Made in the U.S.A ( never use China crap)
    Too keep all this alive and well driver skill is needed...still working on that one hahahhaa
     
  5. tarussell

    tarussell 1/2 ton status

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    There is no doubt that a D44 can be built strong but it is limited to how strong and what that is being compared to .
    I am real strong compared to a little girl but I am weak as hell compared to the Gov. of California . I don't mean to sound like a samrt a$$ just saying that a D44 has its limitations at its highest point of build up. If your wheeling/driving style does not exceed that than a built D44 is a fantastic option over a heavt D60.

    Tom
     
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    "If your wheeling/driving style does not exceed that than a built D44 is a fantastic option over a heavt D60."

    Well said
     

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