Im buying a Dana 44 and 12 bolt with 4.10s. Good condition need nothing, just a paint job which the owner might do for me for $50 more bucks, clean them up primer and paint. Question, I have been reading all night on here and seems the 10 bolt is just as good or better than the Dana 44? I thought I would be upgrading with the Dana 44 and 12 bolt compared to the stock 10 bolts with 3.73. So for the price of the 44/12 bolt, especially since I have a buyer already for my 10s with 3.73 and only 88k miles, I thought Id be stepping up in the world. I have 8" lift with 36x15.50 Baja Claws. It runs okay with the 3.73s, but I thought they were weak and on my old 87 I had in high school I blew 2 10 bolts before swappin in a 12 bolt which held up until i sold it. I only had 33s and a manual 4 speed, granted I really really beat it bad, but the 10 bolts didnt hold up. My plan was getting better gearing with the 4.10s, stepping up a tiny bit in strength, says the 44 looks to have flat top knuckle so upgrade later to crossover (my steering STINKS now), and buying an ORD 4" shackle flip too to replace my rear blocks. Thought maybe the ORD plus a 1" zero rate, and the add a leaves, would level her out. Is this swap advisable from you gurus? Im an idiot Ill admit it when it comes to mechanical stuff and just learning from doing all the reading on here. So, 86 K5, 8" leaves up front, add a leaves and blocks in rear, 3.73 10 bolts....is the hassle of the swap worth it for 44/12 bolt with 4.10s, and potentially doing crossover in future, and at same time of swap doing ORD shackle flip and 1" zero rate? Plans for truck include camping, light trail riding, some mudding, and weekend warrior joy riding in the city. Need it to be reliable since Ill need to drive probably 2-3 hours to get to a trail. Thanks!!!!! Here is a pic of it below Ive posted on some other messages too just to give you a look see.