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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:40 pm 
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ok, do I put a HP44 Ford under my YJ now, and change it for the d60 in a couple years, or just wait till I find the 60?

I have called all the local junkyards, and no 60's to be found. I can buy one online for $5K, (no thanks).

I found a couple Ford HPD44's for $300.

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Wait for the 60 if you can, or just beef up the D30.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultimate-axle-setup ... dZViewItem

or
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Dodge-Ch ... 8592QQrdZ1

but i imagine you're looking to keep your 4 banger and tranny/tcase??

so, i found this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-HIG ... 6739QQrdZ1

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I'm not a big fan of doing things more than once if I don't have too...I'd personally rather wait and save some money doing what I really want the first time instead of doing something then changing it to what I want later...I don't see the point in it

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I stuck with the HP44 because I don't even break my 30 now, let alone my locked 35. I really don't see myself breaking the 44 even with huge tires pushed by my four banger. I suppose it has alot to do with your driving style as well. I'm definitely not a floor it until you get to the top kind of guy. My $0.02 is that I didn't hesitate once with the decision of the HP44.


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I stuck with the HP44 because I don't even break my 30 meow, let alone my locked 35. I really don't see myself breaking the 44 even with huge tires pushed by my four banger. I suppose it has alot to do with your driving style as well. I'm definitely not a floor it until you get to the top kind of guy. My $0.02 is that I didn't hesitate once with the decision of the HP44.


From what chuck tells me, i tend to hold the skinny pedal to the floor and say "F*$# IT"

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don't waste your money on building a 44 that will be replaced later on... don't do it twice... do it right the first time...

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Sparky wrote:
don't waste your money on building a 44 that will be replaced later on... don't do it twice... do it right the first time...
:tu2: It's easy for us to say, but a 60 the first time around will save a lot of heartache and wallet padding. Maybe you could broaden your search a bit. I have a buddy who just bought an older F250-Snofighter for 500 bucks. Those are 60 F/R.

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Tuffjarhed wrote:
Sparky wrote:
don't waste your money on building a 44 that will be replaced later on... don't do it twice... do it right the first time...
:tu2: It's easy for us to say, but a 60 the first time around will save a lot of heartache and wallet padding. Maybe you could broaden your search a bit. I have a buddy who just bought an older F250-Snofighter for 500 bucks. Those are 60 F/R.


This is what i probably will do, i am just very impatient. After you mentioned this at the campground, my wife ask why I had not done this, I guess that she just gave me permission.

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jkirisits wrote:
Tuffjarhed wrote:
Sparky wrote:
don't waste your money on building a 44 that will be replaced later on... don't do it twice... do it right the first time...
:tu2: It's easy for us to say, but a 60 the first time around will save a lot of heartache and wallet padding. Maybe you could broaden your search a bit. I have a buddy who just bought an older F250-Snofighter for 500 bucks. Those are 60 F/R.


This is what i probably will do, i am just very impatient. After you mentioned this at the campground, my wife ask why I had not done this, I guess that she just gave me permission.


Sweetness....more 60's on the trail :-) I think tear down of my drivetrain starts tonight :-)

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go d60 or go home


it will be cheaper in the long run...

a d30 will last a long time if you don't over do it...

mac 'my only d44 front...is in the bronco...stock' gyvr

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DRW D60 front and D70 rear, $600
http://kydtr.com/iboard/index.php?showtopic=9466

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DRW D60 front and D70 rear, $600
http://kydtr.com/iboard/index.php?showtopic=9466


That's cheap enough that you could buy some different hubs for the front to narrow it up even. And the drw 70 isn't too bad as a single that's what I've got under my Blazer.

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crazy_cooter56 wrote:
kennedy wrote:
DRW D60 front and D70 rear, $600
http://kydtr.com/iboard/index.php?showtopic=9466


That's cheap enough that you could buy some different hubs for the front to narrow it up even. And the drw 70 isn't too bad as a single that's what I've got under my Blazer.



same hubs i think they just used a big spacer to move the tires further outboard...not positive tho...

those dodge 60 fronts are on the pass side aren't they? and they aren't reverse cut...

mac 'not as good as the ford reverse cut d60' gyvr

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macgyvr wrote:
crazy_cooter56 wrote:
kennedy wrote:
DRW D60 front and D70 rear, $600
http://kydtr.com/iboard/index.php?showtopic=9466


That's cheap enough that you could buy some different hubs for the front to narrow it up even. And the drw 70 isn't too bad as a single that's what I've got under my Blazer.



same hubs i think they just used a big spacer to move the tires further outboard...not positive tho...

those dodge 60 fronts are on the pass side aren't they? and they aren't reverse cut...

mac 'not as good as the ford reverse cut d60' gyvr


yup, i need to stay with the ford...

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