Originally Posted by FrankNBrew
Thanks for all the info. Since I'm going from 3.73 to 4.56 should I buy a new carrier, or a thick gearset? The D44 is open, and I plan to keep it that way.
Personally I'd check prices on both sets, thick and normal and then see which one is cheaper. The new carrier will run around $30 plus shipping on ebay - though sometimes they are as much as $75 plus shipping. Maybe cheaper at a bone yard, not sure.
As for which one it better, I think it's one of those 6 of one and a half dozen of another things.