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Old 09-08-2002, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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12bolt and 44s

do you think that a 12 bolt with a diff sattle and 44s are a good idea or to big of tires for the axel. what do you think
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Old 09-08-2002, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup, keep it. There's no way a 44" tire would be able to break a 12 bolt axle, even stock. I'd run at least 5.13 gears though, that way the pinion gets stronger. You should be able to run at least 500 horse too no problems...

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Old 09-08-2002, 06:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that was the sound of your 12bolt snapping like a toothpick with those 44's on there.
IMLOA i would go no bigger than 36's on a 12 bolt
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Old 09-08-2002, 06:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 12bolt and 44s

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do you think that a 12 bolt with a diff sattle and 44s are a good idea or to big of tires for the axel. what do you think
Hopefully you are trying to describe and axle with a 12 lug bolt pattern from a very large truck and not a GM Corporate 12 bolt.

That diff sattle is really gonna help only if its chrome.

Just like MR4WD said, go for it. No worries.
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o thanks for all the help
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He forgot to tell you it's a 12 bolt FRONT
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Old 09-08-2002, 07:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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He forgot to tell you it's a 12 bolt FRONT
Oh my bad. Sorry. If its a 12 bolt front than you are in the clear.
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Old 09-09-2002, 09:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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12 bolt and 44's......BAHAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAHHH!

If you slap 14 chrome shocks with neon boots on it it might hold up. Ahhh, memories of the eighties. I say go for it, I've got a bunch of twelve bolts laying around I'll make you a good deal on, nobody else wants them. Some with the ultra high performance 2.73 gears and Gov-lok diffs.
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I know a guy with a jeep with 383 that has been running a D44 with 44s and an ARB. He said he has only broken 4-5 shafts over 3 years. Since he put the chrome moly's in he has been good for a while. But jeeps are light and the arb is only used where he gets stuck usually on steep hills. Light jeep on steep hill = little weight on front axle. But he has a FF14 rear

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I don't know too much about it, but on a truck on mine, I wouldn't run 44s without a FF rear axle. I have seen 2 trucks lose a wheel on the freeway, and I don't like the though of a 44 inch tire going down the freeway by it's self. (I saw a tire and wheel fly almost about 15 feet in the air off of a blazer at 75 on the freeway) That's just my opinion though
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