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Old February 21st, 2011, 04:17 PM   #21
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I'm thinking about a 9" now. But, I would have to come up with all the superduty outers.

So, a D50 has the same outers as a D60?
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outers are the same.

for your tire size even a d50 is plenty of axle. they are usually pretty cheap too.

9" are light, pretty strong, they have great ground clearance, you can weld to any part of the housing,
and they have pretty much every possible part available.

they can get pricey quick though if you want to do one right.

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I think as long as I can come up with some super duty outers, It won't costs me much more to build a 609 over a D60.

I've been seeing housing selling for under $500. Another couple hundred for brackets, whatever the outers are going to cost, shafts and the third with locker and gears. If I build a D60 I'll be gearing it and locking it, and buying brackets too, and shortening some shafts. Almost seems close to a wash if you ask me.
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i like your thinking !
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 09:42 AM   #25
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I think as long as I can come up with some super duty outers, It won't costs me much more to build a 609 over a D60.
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How about you put a set together for me, C's, knuckles, spindles, caliper brackets, and let me know what you want.
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How about you put a set together for me, C's, knuckles, spindles, caliper brackets, and let me know what you want.
superduty is unit bearing only

I'll put a price on all of it except lockouts and balljoint. Best bet is to buy napa balljoints on your own so the warranty stuff is in your name, same for lockouts.
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Looks like another issue with putting a begger HP axle under a TJ is drive shaft clearance. I just had mine on a hoist and checked it out, and they are right! This is much more entailed than I was hoping for, I sure can't afford to buy a Spider or Currie front, I need to build this myself.
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Looks like another issue with putting a begger HP axle under a TJ is drive shaft clearance. I just had mine on a hoist and checked it out, and they are right! This is much more entailed than I was hoping for, I sure can't afford to buy a Spider or Currie front, I need to build this myself.
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