Were sitting at the local hang out in the back of my truck tonight talking about the axles I looked at today at the junkyard. One friend mentioned this Dana 44 he had that is drum brake and was rebuilt a bit ago. I would like to run that since its 4.10 gearing vs. the 3.73 I was looking. Someone else started saying how they read an article on performance drums once. THey were talking about drilling and slotting drums and how they were pretty effective like that. We were also thinking that would be good for drainage in muddy or wet conditions. Does this just sound crazy? I was thinking drill holes and them chamfer then a little on the contact area.