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This might be a dumb question but... Brenton's truck is a 2 wheel drive, so that means to use the front axle as a drive axle (which he will be doing, right?) he would need a 4x4 trans for a 4.0 and a transfer case, right? (as well as manuel hubs and driveshaft and everything else of course)
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This might be a dumb question but... Brenton's truck is a 2 wheel drive, so that means to use the front axle as a drive axle (which he will be doing, right?) he would need a 4x4 trans for a 4.0 and a transfer case, right? (as well as manuel hubs and driveshaft and everything else of course)

Everything on the axle looks set up.

He needs a new tranny and tcase, and rear driveshaft (2wd's are longer b/c they go straight from the tranny instead of the tcase)

Thats just what I HEARD...I can't verify any of what I just said.

It will take a bit to make him 4wd...
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he is just gettin it in the air..nothin in the front cuz jeys dippin for cali..when he gets back brenton will probably have the money or parts and will go from there..
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Old 10-25-2006
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Yea, I'm just going to go ahead & get a new tranny & a manual t-case, get a steel rear drive shaft, new tranny x-member, & front drive shaft, front gears, & maybe some other goodies for the axle.

Brenton
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he won't need a new tranny just a new tranny tail-section and output shaft.

Since you have time i would look into advance adaptors and get a custom tail-section and output shaft so you could run real BEEF for a t-case insted of the 1354.
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he won't need a new tranny just a new tranny tail-section and output shaft.

Since you have time i would look into advance adaptors and get a custom tail-section and output shaft so you could run real BEEF for a t-case insted of the 1354.

x2 i agree
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For a mud truck like brenton's with a 44 and some xml's I think he'll be fine. If he breaks **** he can always get chromo shafts and some beefed up u-joints. Still alot cheaper than a 1000$+ d60 that needs to be rebuilt.
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For a mud truck like brenton's with a 44 and some xml's I think he'll be fine. If he breaks **** he can always get chromo shafts and some beefed up u-joints. Still alot cheaper than a 1000$+ d60 that needs to be rebuilt.
yea but by the time he buys chromos and ctms he could have bought a d60 got some 150 dollar 35 spline outers and called it a day. ive never seen a 44 hold up succesfully to any tire that large let alone a military tire
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ive heard D30's hold up well
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ive heard D30's hold up well

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ive heard D30's hold up well
only the most experienced mall crawler would ever attempt such a swap
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only the most experienced mall crawler would ever attempt such a swap
climbing curbs and parking blocks should never be underestimated!
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exactly..
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yea but by the time he buys chromos and ctms he could have bought a d60 got some 150 dollar 35 spline outers and called it a day. ive never seen a 44 hold up succesfully to any tire that large let alone a military tire
lets tally that up.

~100 bucks for the 44.
~100 bucks for warn premiums
~300 for yukon chromo's
~400 for CTM's.
~100 for a spool.
~250 for gears/install kit.
Thats ~1250 for a built 44. Roughly 50$ more than a stock, JY d60.
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Old 10-26-2006
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damn i can get d60s around here for waaayyy less than a grand. hell i had the chance to get a pair(well d60 front d80 rear) for 750.
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Drivers drop kingpin 60's?

I can get chevy 60's all day long for 4-500. But drivers drop, especially kingpins, are 1000$ +.
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the set was out of a 76 4x4 f-350 dually. it had 110,000 original miles and he had pulled the engine to put in a mustang.
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That sounded like a good deal. Tell me you bought 'em!?
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no i told y buddy about it and he bought them. when i have a use for them ill get them off him so he can get rockwells
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lets tally that up.

~100 bucks for the 44.
~100 bucks for warn premiums
~300 for yukon chromo's
~400 for CTM's.
~100 for a spool.
~250 for gears/install kit.
Thats ~1250 for a built 44. Roughly 50$ more than a stock, JY d60.
I paid 1000 for my rebuilt 79 d60 and i got a free 35 spline d70 with that too. just need to keep an eye out
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damn i can get d60s around here for waaayyy less than a grand. hell i had the chance to get a pair(well d60 front d80 rear) for 750.

Maybe where you're at, but not where I am. Especially if the J/Y knows what they have.
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Maybe where you're at, but not where I am. Especially if the J/Y knows what they have.
aint that the truth. i cant find a dana 60 worth buying that aint gonna cost an arm and a leg.
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aint that the truth. i cant find a dana 60 worth buying that aint gonna cost an arm and a leg.
try ocala4sale.com, i know there used to be a couple on there
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It's all about location.

And knowledge if you can find an ignorant JY (but if you do, all the d60's are already gone most of the time lol)
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Just outta curiosity since i know nothing about front axles....what are the main vehicles that the D60's came on? and what years also? I want to do the swap but dont know a whole lot about front axle types just how they operate. THanks


oh and where is the best/cheapest place to get XML's or military tires in general?
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