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Old June 5th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #21
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Really depends on the intended use. You are going to be DD'ing this so tire wear would be a huge concern and unless you plan on running high speeds offroad you would be better suited with a SAS than TTB. Lifting a TTB can result in bad front end geometry (most off the shelf lift kits don't get it right) and badly worn tires. With the cost of new tires skyrocketing my opinion is to do the SAS and be done with it. A D44 solid front isn't any stronger than the TTB 44 as far as wheel joints and shafts are concerned, but the major benefit is the simplicity of the solid axle and its relatively easy set-up.

My ranger with the a 4" skyjacker TTB lift worn a half inch off the outside edge of my new LTB's (31x11.5-15) in less than 1000 miles. The lift was installed per the instructions, all new springs and ball joints were also installed and I had it aligned twice at a local tire shop and still had the tire wear issue.
Find somebody better to do the alignments. I have owned multiple lifted ttbs and aligned them all myself and have never had tire wear issues.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #22
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No tire wear issues on my lifted TTB, I have atleast 5,000 miles on my M/T's no wear. An extended Radius arm TTB lift with new bushings and joints would be the direction id go, if you plan to DD it. OTK steering flip also helps on 6+ inches, I do agree stay away from the 302 everyone ive driven is a turd in stock form that is.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #23
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Man I think my maf 302, 3.55s and 33s gets around just fine. Scoots just as good as my wifes 98 5.0 explorer with 4.10s
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