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what vehicle is the rear from? and what year?! beefing up a rear axle is a waste of money... buy a dana 60 rear or sterling rear and you wont have to worry about strength.. nor will you waste money on beefing up the nine inch
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the only sterling i have found the guy wants to sell it with the 60 front, so would it be worth to forget the 44 and 9" and go 60 and 10.25? even though its going to be a DD for the most part? i know im bouncing back and forth but i want to build it once and not wanting/needing to keep upgrading ya know?
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what year is the sterling and D60 from?
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Old 02-03-2011
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ive found a 04 f250 60 and 70 for $650 other than that all the dana 60s i can find people want well over $1,200 just for the one axle
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i just wish there was some way to make a GM (passenger drop) axle work cuz there are millions on CL for cheap
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Wirelessly posted (Droid X)

You can, its just not easy lol
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You can, its just not easy lol
what has to be done?
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your transfer case outputs on the drivers side..so you would need a new case that would come out on the passenger side. I think thats the main thing but you know theres probably 10 different little things to complete that swap..
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So it would almost be worth waiting for a ford axle to come around and for now just throw the 30 in tell I get the chance and money for a 60 and stirling
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your transfer case outputs on the drivers side..so you would need a new case that would come out on the passenger side. I think thats the main thing but you know theres probably 10 different little things to complete that swap..
Would it be possible to buy reverse cut gears and turn a low pinion passenger drop to a high pinion drivers drop? Just flipp the Cs?
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the newer superduty axles are strong as crap but the downfall on that axle are the wheel bearings. very very pricey if those go out..id shoot for a 78-80s kingpin..

when it comes to flippin the axle. I dont think it would be a problem. you would have to weld up the vent and move it to the top so it wouldnt leak out.

Let somebody else chime in to confirm that its the only thing that you would have to worry about..
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Old 02-06-2011
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the newer superduty axles are strong as crap but the downfall on that axle are the wheel bearings. very very pricey if those go out..id shoot for a 78-80s kingpin..

when it comes to flippin the axle. I dont think it would be a problem. you would have to weld up the vent and move it to the top so it wouldnt leak out.

Let somebody else chime in to confirm that its the only thing that you would have to worry about..
how strong would you say the wheel barrings are? if im going to run 38 to 40s will i be going threw them fast?
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You cannot flip and axle and just put in reverse cut gears. Dont work that way.
Mr. N has an article on that.

You already said you dont need a D60. Just wait for a d44 to come along witha 9"
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I found a set of 60 and 10.25 for the right price so ill probably go this rout
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balljoint 60?
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King pin and the guy has a set of highsteer arms for $50 as well I might snag
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EB D44 (with upgraded joints and outers), shortened 76-78/79 F-250 D44, Waggy D44, or a Cherokee/Wrangler non-CAD D30 and a Expo 8.8 out back are you best bets on a DD SAS. Anything bigger will be a pain.

D30s are tough though cuz the reverse cut ones are earlier and CAD and leafed and the coiled and non-CAD ones are standard cut so you almost have to buy one of each and piece them together which SUCK. Or just get a standard from a 99ish Cherokee and deal with it.
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Im going full with. That's the only reason I don't want to use the d30 I have but I may just mock it up and get it running then throw in the full withs in later
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so any new pics?
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ive been tied up with work to much to evan think about taking pictures sorry guys
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Old 02-17-2011
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dose any one know if dodges are drivers drop and if so what axles are in there 1 tons??
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Dodge axle back in the day were passenger drop and from what i remember had carrier bearings that were way weak.

The new dodges has some dodge axle in the front. some have low pinoin d44s.
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So im probibly gonna stick to ford haha unless I find a steal... I just wish I could find a 60 and 10.25 for cheap again
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good luck with that.
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