Anybody out there running 2 1/2 ton axles? I am getting ready to transplant a set into my '82 and was wondering about brakes and rims. The drums on these monsters are way too much. I would like to do a disk brake setup. I will probably also have a pinion brake setup, but was wondering about the legality of pinion brakes. I heard that the DOT doesn't like them, but have no proof yet. Also I was curious as to what I could do for rims for these things. I heard that I could get custom rims made for about $200 apiece, kinda pricey. Is there a common way to swap the massive military hubs for something a little more civilized and common? I was also curious as to the axle length. Right now they are 7'8" or so long (hub to hub) and I was advised to have them shortened. It would be nice to have the same size axle shaft for all 4 corners but for $300/axle, I could live with the width and having a long and short axle shaft, maybe. Don't anticipate breaking any of those. haha. I plan on lifting at least 8" (susp) and running 44's. I would like a little wider stance to offset the high CG. Mostly mud running. Any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas, or suggestions would be welcome. Just trying to formulate a game plan before I go spending a bunch of hard earned cash on useless stuff. I don't mind spending it if it's what I want, just hate doing things half ass then having to do them again, hence the deuce and a half setup, hehe. Thanks. Pics at <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/jlblmkh>http://community.webshots.com/user/jlblmkh</a> (Formerly heaj1) Swimmin like a rock, slingin like a stock, but not for long.