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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:13 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Route55 View Post
I plan to upgrade the front axle in my Excursion, as I will be getting rid of the Dana 50 when I go with 37's.

Option one: Bolt in 99-04 Super Duty Dana 60.

Pros: Complete bolt in, ABS stuff works

Cons: Ball joint knuckles, high steer expensive, unit bearings.

I STILL do not understand why people are concerned about unit bearings and ball joints. Buy good products and they will hold up.

13 races on the 4400 buggy and I replaced exactly 0 unit bearings (I even ripped the knuckle off the axle and the uni bearing was fine). I DID replace the balljoints twice. Once was preventative maintenancebefor KOH, and the other was after landing in a washout which sheared my knuckle off (mentioned above).

Not to mention my tire/wheel combo is about 144 lbs per corner...

also as mentioned, rock solid has an awesome high steer kit that really isn't that expensive.

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