I just upgraded my axles to a 14 bolts FF and 3/4 ton 10 bolt up front. I am running 38x15.5 radial TSL's and I have a 454 engine. I am going to be installing 4:56 gears and a Detroit in the 14 bolt and I feel that it will be a waste of money installing 4.56 gears in the front week 10 bolt to match since I am going to upgrade to a D60 when I find one. I know the 10 bolt probably wont survive long with this setup so and I don’t think its a good idea to invest in stronger axles and u-joints to make it stronger because chances are it probably will break anyways and I can use this money on the Dana 60. I am going to just leave the front driveshaft disconnected. Because if you think about it, what’s the point of even running the front axle in 4hi or low with a open diff. Technically you are only driving a 4x2 because the torque always goes to the shaft with the least amount of resistance. The rear axle will have constant torque to both wheels because of the Detroit but the front will have none, so what’s the point? If you don’t have any type of limited sip or locker in the front diff you are just wasting your time putting in it 4X, RIGHT!! I'm sure when all tires are at the same speed then you are getting equal torque up front but who cares, In that situation 2 wheel drive is enough. When your tires are spinning at different speed like most rugged terrain then your unlocked open front diff becomes useless. What are everyone’s thoughts on this topic? Am I dead wrong or does it make sense?