I am trying to figure out if a Dana 44 will last for me. I have a '75 K5 with a six lug 44- but have an eight lug to swap in. I would really like to have a 60 but until I can find one.... I will be running six inches of lift, 36's and a 350. I wouldn't mind having a locker as well. I do have a tendency to be a little heavy on the skinny pedal in mud. What do you think? Learn how to control the throttle and I will be ok - or is it just a matter of time until carnage happens? Ideas to make it stronger or last longer?