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Screw that noise. Spider 9 FTW! Can be yours with 3 1/2 Tubes for only $2200... plus Locker... plus shafts... plus brakes... OH! and plus like 6+ months of waiting... I think.

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yeah 2200 without axleshafts, center section, gears, locker, ujoints, balljoints, bearings, lockouts and a few other keep parts. LOL!
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wellll

for my right foot coupled with a V8 and 42s, i dont think anything short of a rockwell would hold up.. you can do that "Mohawk" shave and you actually get a **** load of clearance. they are heavy but you get the strength along with it.
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Nine, Been there done that a few times. Did you tack the ujoints on the new shaft?
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That D44 broke from the dunes? I guess if you jumped it maybe the stress/force could have done that. Is there a big weak link in the D44? I thought D44s were pretty strong for mild wheeling.
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the video shows his front tires coming off the ground and coming back down with the throttle still pinned lol

D44s are a great axle for mild wheelin.. but there's always a limit lol

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Nine, Been there done that a few times. Did you tack the ujoints on the new shaft?
yeah i did. it wasnt the new shaft its the one i had extra. I am going to call on a D60 kingpin this afternoon. wish me luck!
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That D44 broke from the dunes? I guess if you jumped it maybe the stress/force could have done that. Is there a big weak link in the D44? I thought D44s were pretty strong for mild wheeling.
i didnt really jump it. i just had my foot in the throttle and the front end lifted off the ground then BOOM, no more 4wd... lol

it broke way to easy. Also make sure you tack weld the ujoint caps on the 44.
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you think last time you jumped it -- it might of cracked or something? then that finished it off?
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if your muddin and have a crapload of torque to turn those puppies then go for it. but for pretty much anything where you need even just a little ground clearance and dont want to run 54s, i wouldnt even bother. not even worth the arm you have to spend on them
Rockwells are dirt cheap compared to D60's. You can buy a pair of rockwells for cheaper then a front ford 60. And you dont need a big motor to turn them. its all gearing. And a shaved rockwell has better clearance then a stock D60, Ive seen everything from 39's to AG tires run on them.
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Rockwells are dirt cheap compared to D60's. You can buy a pair of rockwells for cheaper then a front ford 60. And you dont need a big motor to turn them. its all gearing. And a shaved rockwell has better clearance then a stock D60, Ive seen everything from 39's to AG tires run on them.
I think the major thing against them is there heavy as sin and their wide as hell. Although the wide thing isn't really a downfall IMO.
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you think last time you jumped it -- it might of cracked or something? then that finished it off?
nope because i wasnt in the throttle at all that time, actually i was in two wheel drive
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I think the major thing against them is there heavy as sin and their wide as hell. Although the wide thing isn't really a downfall IMO.
lower COG helps keep the rig rubber side down

wide vs narrow is a never ending discussion, wide helps with cracks and side hills, less trimming with bigger tires.. narrow helps on narrow trails, thats about it haha.. oh and finding a trailer to fit on.
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