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no ****.

thats why i have the


and its also why i'm planning on a D60 or 9" and a D44 front
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#1....pick-n-pull's KNOW what they have. They usually pull the D60s and put them on axle racks.

not true my dad a general manager for 3 and half the time he has no clue what he has
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very true or u can go to a pick and pull and get one for a couple hundred
and if u can hurt a 60 then go to a rockwell and if u hurt that just give up theres no hope
U1300 is next after rocks.

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naw... if you manage to mess up a 60 you should stop there.. unless your jumping it and w/e

a 4.0 has no chance of turning rocks haha
A 4.0 is much better suited to the gearing of the rocks then of a D60.
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Yes I am well aware that the dana 30 is not the strongest axle out there, it has been said many times. The reason I chose a dana 30 is because of how close the width is to the 8.8. Also this will be more of a daily driver insted of a full blown rock crawler, and when I do wheel it I dont beat the **** out of my rig because I have nothing else to drive if I have to fix it.
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theres a place south of denver, my friends know the owner.. any axle for $100

get the LP D44 setup, cruise down and hopefully have the first fully-ish 1 ton ranger on here heh
doubtful... when you going to have it done?

ive got everything but gears and install kits.
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you guys need to leave him alone, if that is what he wants to run let him run it.

some of you have never done a swap or even finished one yet, yet you can b!tch about him using a D30 all day.

Mine has been on a D30 longer than some of you have even had your truck on a D44.

I have tons of miles on my truck, i have literally ripped the brackets welded on the axle off, then welded new ones on. Been wheeling several times, maybe not harsh rocks like some of you claim to wheel, but its still out there tearing it up, yet my D30 has yet to fail me. its a good axle, if it was such trash it wouldnt be on so many Jeeps, Jeeps get the crap beat out of them and people that own jeeps and wheel push them to the limits and they break. Anything can break.

The only reason I am switching to a D44 is because I want High Steer, I want better braking, and locking hubs. Has nothing to do with the strength of a D30
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doubtful... when you going to have it done?

ive got everything but gears and install kits.
your doing a 3/4 front.

im talking 1 ton front...
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your doing a 3/4 front.

im talking 1 ton front...
you said D44 front in previous posts
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i also said getting the LP 44 setup no 4x4 or gears, just enough to drive down to Denver and pick up the D60..
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you guys need to leave him alone, if that is what he wants to run let him run it.

some of you have never done a swap or even finished one yet, yet you can b!tch about him using a D30 all day.

Mine has been on a D30 longer than some of you have even had your truck on a D44.

I have tons of miles on my truck, i have literally ripped the brackets welded on the axle off, then welded new ones on. Been wheeling several times, maybe not harsh rocks like some of you claim to wheel, but its still out there tearing it up, yet my D30 has yet to fail me. its a good axle, if it was such trash it wouldnt be on so many Jeeps, Jeeps get the crap beat out of them and people that own jeeps and wheel push them to the limits and they break. Anything can break.

The only reason I am switching to a D44 is because I want High Steer, I want better braking, and locking hubs. Has nothing to do with the strength of a D30
I completely agree with Zach. The D30 is a good axle for what it is. It would be perfect for a DD and light use off road.
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The D30 is stronger than stock ifs.

My friends jeep has the stock dana 30 in it and it can be built very well for wheeling. He wheels with 36" iroks and beadlocks. But he also has alloy axles, lockright and lockout hubs.
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By the time you do all that to a 30, might as well have got something with stronger tubes and center section.

D30 is still the wrong choice when there are better choices for not much more.

Zach (zabeard) -- you are the exception to EVERY rule, lol...
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you just dont want to argue! yet you come in here and post again! lol

nah im not saying its great to have a D30, but im also not saying its stupid to run one. mine works great for what im using the truck for right now.
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Of course I want to argue! It's my nature. I just try not to...and fail!
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By the time you do all that to a 30, might as well have got something with stronger tubes and center section.

D30 is still the wrong choice when there are better choices for not much more.

Zach (zabeard) -- you are the exception to EVERY rule, lol...
If it was such a wrong choice then why did you do all that work to modify and sas a 2wd truck for offroad...wouldnt have been time effective and smarter to get a vehicle that already had solid axles and was more suited for offroading from the start?

let him build what he wants to...If you think he needs a 44...go buy him one...I know people who have tjs they wheel the crap out of on dana 30's with 37's on them
and if infact it does break...parts should be cheap and easy to find
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If it was such a wrong choice then why did you do all that work to modify and sas a 2wd truck for offroad...wouldnt have been time effective and smarter to get a vehicle that already had solid axles and was more suited for offroading from the start?

let him build what he wants to...If you think he needs a 44...go buy him one...I know people who have tjs they wheel the crap out of on dana 30's with 37's on them
and if infact it does break...parts should be cheap and easy to find
This is what happens when you combine a YJ/D30/37's. And thats with my friends father driving and he drives like a girl. This is the second time in 3 out outings its stripped the gears.

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Ok well we arnt running 37's on this ranger.....like I said before....If you guys arnt happy with the dana 30 buy him a 44 or shut up
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