Originally Posted by CheapThrillB2
some are axle shaft cursed and others have the "gift" for axle shaft survival. I am one of the cursed ones, but i wheel with several others that are "Gifted" lol
I was one of those gifted people for sure. I ran my d30 on 36's for 2 years and had great luck with the shafts. I only broke one and that was in a parking lot snow bank.
I also ran the 8.25 with zero problems. Anyone who has seen me knows i was not afraid to give it gas but i also know what would break it.
Like Jesus my problem was ring and pinion. And it only broke when getting really stupid. If i was making some money and not in school i would have found a 60 most likely but for now i picked up my axles cheap and will run them stock until summer comes and i'll keep an eye out for a 60. I have no plans on upgrading the d44 unless it seems to be a "gifted" axle.
For now i'm doing what is in the budget so i can just wheel. If i have to use my winch more i will. For both my 44's i will have less into them then a d60 when i'm all done.
And one more thing it was only trailered to one event.