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Hey chris,
I am considering a 44 hybrid. A few questions, do you typically use jeep or chevy outers (rotors,calipers,etc.) or are they the same? How much are spare axles $$$??? (both moly & standard). You show a complete axle for $3999, what would the cost be minus the 3rd member? and what would the cost be minus the 3rd and the hy-steer? Are they currently in stock? Is the hybrid 60 that much better? The 44 is appealing for the ease of finding parts (and the cost of course).
 

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Same questions as above.
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The diff runs $1200. For the best price, go for the housing with chromolly axles for $1299, then use a chevy D44 axle from a junk yard to finish the knuckles.
 

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I also have a question about the hybrid. How much if I send you the housing and the 44 parts/axles the build and cut the axles? By 44 parts I'm refering to the housing ends to be welded onto the toy housing and cutting the inner stock 44 axles to length.
 

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Forgot one question, how do you adapt the toy brakeline to the gm caliper?
Thanks Jack
 

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Originally posted by locrwln:
<STRONG>Forgot one question, how do you adapt the toy brakeline to the gm caliper?
Thanks Jack</STRONG>
Earls sell adapters or you can have your brake lines made with metric one end and sae the other. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">

[ 10-02-2001: Message edited by: OOPS ]
 

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are they really different? I threaded my metric stuff right into my 60 and it doesn't leak <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I don't get it... why spend that much money making a toy diff turn into a dana 44.. why not just put a dana 44 on your truck????????????????????????????????
 

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Originally posted by locrwln:
<STRONG>I also have a question about the hybrid. How much if I send you the housing and the 44 parts/axles the build and cut the axles? By 44 parts I'm refering to the housing ends to be welded onto the toy housing and cutting the inner stock 44 axles to length.</STRONG>
We don't do custom work like this. We have Currie build the 44 and 60 axles to our specs. The housing and 44 knuckles are the cheap parts in this anyway, it's the labor and axles that's expensive. The housing and knuckles cost only about $150 of the $1,299 price.
 

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man, for the price of that thing, you can build a rc44 for half that, my god, and end up with a stronger unit, my gosh... and can get the same clearance out of the diff...
 

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built mine for $300 plus locker <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

of course that is my labor but well worth it <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Cool idea though, not sure on the clearance difference. If someone is not crafty go for it, I like the idea better than the eliminator kit. If someone is crafty do it yourself! Parts would be real cheap!
 

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Originally posted by Crash:
<STRONG>man, for the price of that thing, you can build a rc44 for half that, </STRONG>

sure you can <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> send your money to redline and see what ya get. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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Originally posted by camo:
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sure you can <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> send your money to redline and see what ya get. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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LOL thanks camo, but wrong, ding ding,,,,
just drag my pile O parts to snortclown and whamo, all done.. Nice part about being a big family...
 

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which part?

u joint..i thing quite alot, maybe 20%

axles about the same
[email protected] maybe 5 %

the real pay off is in the joint and turning.
 

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The r/p are stronger, but with the right knuckles makes higsteer much better and easier.. also if you ever happen to bust an axle in the carrier, lil easier (in my opinion) to get the chunks out in a rc44.
 

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On ring gear diameter, the D44's 8.5" is bigger than the Toy 8". Don't know about the difference in pinion-gear sizes when you get down into lower ratios... but you don't usually break the R & P in either axle (unless you're <font color="red">C</font><font color="blue">A</font><font color="green">M</font><font color="orange">O</font>. Toys break birfs, and 44s break U joints.

The axleshafts are practically identical.

My belief is that the Birf's are stronger than D44 joints when straight. When you crank the wheel the Birfs guts are riding up near the lip of the joint, and grenade much more easily. The U joints also let you turn sharper.

Although at least you don't have to worry about the birf taking a stub or axle shaft yoke with it, unless you get the warn alloy dana shafts.

To sum it up, they're about even, really. Except the Dana unit ain't got birfields.</font>
 
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