Originally Posted by bighroder
How much wheeling do you do tho? And how hard? If I go I'm just gunna go threw some mud maybe a little at rocks and valleys (I live around the corner) what 44 did you start with? Is it braced? I just dont see me spending another 1100$ for a dana 60 like I spent for my other rig
I have a 79 F150 heavy half. So its a full width high pinion axle with 1/2" thick axle tubes. Now it has rcv's, and slugs just to keep it together.
Don't get me wrong I do wheel pretty hard, however most of my breaks occur under light wheeling
. My first shaft and ball joints went while crawling on flat ground with the motor just off idle. I lost a set of lock outs on a 2 track in the snow. I broke another lock out and shaft just while trying to get out of a ditch in the winter. And I broke another shaft in the dunes, which I didn't even know was possible.
As stated, you might get lucky and you may not.