Once I started pricing gears and such for the D44/C9.25, I simply couldn't live with myself knowing I put a ton of good money into 1/2-ton axles. I'm only running 35" tires, maybe 37" if I eventually stretch the front fenders, but I really wanted the bigger brakes and the "apocalypse" durability of the Dana 60/70 combo.
It certainly does turn into quite the rabbit hole endeavor. I used the axles as a good excuse to also rebuild all the springs and frame bushings. Then I figured I might as well do it correctly and swap to the 1-ton booster and M/C. Then the brake lines didn't want to unscrew from the axle hoses easily, so I picked up a roll of CuNi brake line and new gravel guard and will get those ran during the week. Now the driveshafts are on their way for cutting/balancing at Adam's Driveshaft in Nevada. I figured since the driveshafts were out, might as well change the leaking output shaft seal on the trans, and if I'm doing that, might as well rebuild the t-case too!
Man all this sounds same as if you were reading my build sheet ! But now you have real truck parts that are tuff as a nail ! Keep the old Dodge alive and kickin , these were American build trucks , not Moms new SUV to haul the kids in .
Hey Jungle. I got everything on the passenger front *almost* done. The front of the spring was a tight fit so I figured I jack the axle up to lift the spring into place and ended up boogering the bushing sleeve. Any chance you can put another one in an envelope and send it to me?
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