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what kind of axles should i get?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Me89'Jimmy, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Me89'Jimmy

    Me89'Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Long story short the gov lock in my ten bolt decided to eat it and exploded. Ive looked at previous posts and found that a 14bff is the way to go for the rear, and now that i think about it, since im going to get rid of insurance for the time being anyway, i might as well bite the bullet and replace the front axle as well, my question is whats a good axle to get for the front end, im running 35's with 4.88s, rookie mistake getting gears for the 10, trust me its kicking me in the pants and the wallet. I do plan to go with bigger tires 38 defintely and probably 40's or higher depending on my money status. Just let me know what you guys run, good and bad opinions as much as you can give me
    Thanks a lot /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. dhdescender

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    if your running a 38+ inch tire in the near future, thats a no brainer, you'll need a Dana 60 in rhe front if you don't want to blow shafts every week.

    14FF is a great choice for the rear. Maybe pick up a 1 ton military truck for a donor? Dana 60's can be found in canada for about 200usd, so you could also consider a trip north /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  3. Me89'Jimmy

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    ya i was torn between the 60 and the 44, i read a lot about 60's death wobble which was alarming but the solution is cheap easy and simple. Thanks for the advice /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    D60/14FF would be the best, and most practical for you will spend more on breakage, and build up on a d44 than you would on a d60... D44/14FF is the minimum IMO
     
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    trading out your Ten bolt for a 44 isnt really much of a upgrade anyway...
     
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    Rockwells /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. Aquaman

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    [ QUOTE ]
    trading out your Ten bolt for a 44 isnt really much of a upgrade anyway...

    [/ QUOTE ]10b... d44... it's all the same...
     
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    A set of 404's..... /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    you'll need a Dana 60 in rhe front if you don't want to blow shafts every week.

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    huhuh, you said BLOW....huhuh...SHAFTS.uh-hhhuuhhuh
     
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    huhuh, you said BLOW....huhuh...SHAFTS.uh-hhhuuhhuh

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    Oh you sick little man. A pair of rockwells would be sweet but you really only need them if you're going like 44 or bigger. If you ever plan on getting those 54" Michelins tho....
     
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    10 bolt is actually slightly stronger than the 44. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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