Originally Posted by Route55
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.