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I have been reading all the posts on my other thread. Everyone has givin me all sorts of pros and cons from their experiences. Now i have just a few more q's. Which would be the best, cheapest, and most convenient between the dana 60 or chromoly D44 shafts? Or is there a bigger spline option for the dana44?
 

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Chromolys and superjoints or ctms is going to run you in the ballpark of $750 to $900 and the axles are still not even close to the strength of a stock D60. JP magazine did an axle test in their November issue and heres what they said.....
1: A stock D44 axle broke at 35* of twist and 3500 ft.lb
2: A 4340 chromoly hardened shaft broke @ 35* of twist and 4500 ft.lb
3: A 35 spline D60 shaft broke @ 30* twist and 8100 ft.lb
4: A 4340 chromoly D60 shaft broke @ 130* twist and 10,500 ft. lbs

As you can see there is a huge margine there between a chromoly D44 shaft and a 35 spline non chromo D60 shaft. You can probably look around and pick up a D60 for $800 if your real lucky but more like about $1200, I have had the D44 Chromolys and broke 7 stubs in 6 months and 2inners, I just pulled my stuff out and putting toploaders(because they are cheaper than a D60 aroud here) so it's your choice but I would put something stronger and not put much money in the D44.

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ARB make a 33 spline locker for a 44 and you can put 60 outers if you want to spend the money to do that. I ran Superior axle with CTM's for 2 1/2 years before I broke anything. I was running 38.5 x 14.50 SX's with no beadlocks and it worked great. I started having trouble when I added heavy beadlocks and low gears. I think if you are running 37" tire no wider than 13.00 or smaller you would't have any trouble. I was extemely hard on mine from day one. I was impressed with the CTM's and superior axles. I broke just one outer stub on each side and 2 1/2 years of hard-core riding thats pretty good. So if your tire size would be what I went by any bigger than 37" go with 60's. I am going with 60's now but I am going to 42 " tires.
 

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im going with 36's or 37s, and getting a 60. No suck thing as overkill. Especailly when i get a stroker for my 5.0.
 

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On my 44, the Warn's and CTM's held up great.
The ball joints were next to fail.
 

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i had 5 failed d44 chromo in 5 trails, riding 4.56 gears, 39.5 irok, 4.0L stock with a not so heavy foot, d44 were holding great with 38.5 tsl & 37x13 boggers but seem its the very limit, have to be very carefull on left foot past that...
 
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