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question for the 1 ton club

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    ok heres tht deal, I got the 14 bolt all swapped in and a d44 8 lug conversion ready to go on.

    buuuuuuuuuut....

    I know that eventually I will step up to the plate and want a d60, x-over and hydro assist.

    here's what I would like to know..

    what did these upgrades cost? I don't mean what they cost to buy from a store. I want the real figures, seals, bearings , races , breaks, gears/ locker. I want the over all cost of this swap, but broken down into three catagories

    1) d60 total cost
    2) x-over total cost
    3)sterring/hydro


    also how exstreme wheelin does it take to break that d44, The reason I ask is because I dont see a point in building up this d44 if it is only going to be insafficient in 6 months.


    thanks in advance for any replys

    75 blazer, mild 396, t-400, 203, rear 14 bolt ff, 38.5 tsl's

    heres my dragster /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    really need to get the front done /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif steer me in the right direction with this /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I would put the 44 together, and get FI first, With yout rif being light and depends on how you drive it, a 44 will last. I have had real good luck with 1/2 ton fronts, and so has other guys. Up to you though, its only money /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Dan /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  3. doctor4x4

    doctor4x4 1/2 ton status

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    you said it your self ( well kinda any way )
    what kind of wheeling
    ( sand - mud - rock are u gonna do and how fast ??
    and tire size and gear ratio
    and depends on your Hookups as to price
    every were from free to $6,000
    but about 3- 4 G is a good ball park
    every body agree ???


    /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    >1) d60 total cost

    good question... lol, i try not to think about it. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif D60 was prolly um.... somewhere between $1650-1750 i guess. I had to regear mine, have it rebuilt, and a detroit installed.

    > 2) x-over total cost

    my reciept from rockstomper says $510. X-over, with rock rod, tie rod ends, bent drag link, steering arm.

    > 3)sterring/hydro

    hydro was $400 from WTO.

    j
     
  5. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    bump /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. ZonkRat

    ZonkRat 1/2 ton status

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    If you're going to run 38s or bigger,go for the 60.If you plan to lock it and play on big rocks,D60.Playing in mud,unlocked,on easier trails,44 will prob do.Do you want to spend cash on 44 only to find out you need 60 you just doubled your cost.Some one might buy 44 later,but,prob will lose money on it. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gifer on 38s in TENN /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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