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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:03 AM   #1
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need opinions on upgrade, 1987 k5 with 472 cadillac,turbo 400 and rockwell 221 divorced transfer case, dana 44 3/4 ton front and 14FF rear. front end is toast cracked carrier in half, I have A dana 60 to put in it, but now debating on just going with military axles. do not know anybody running a front welded 60 so not sure if it will hold up. opinions welcome.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #2
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what size tires?
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Old November 24th, 2010, 07:54 AM   #3
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He's got 37 or 38" boggers. I'm running a welded 60 for what its worth
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:08 AM   #4
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Ya 60, to small for military stuff and 60 is plenty strong for those meats
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #5
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thank you for the input, Beefy did not know you were welded.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #6
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i have been running a front 60 welded for 5 years.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #7
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thank you for the input, Beefy did not know you were welded.
My 44 was not it had an aussi but my new 60 is welded
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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Been welded in front with a 60 for 4 years. 500hp in my bronco on 38s did not break it. Turning can suck but you get used to it.
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