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Well I've decided to go all out and put 60's front and rear while doing the SOA. Dana 18 is getting switched out for and Atlas II and now do I want to go full width or have customs built to keep it somewhat stock width. What are the pro's/con's of full width over stock width? I mostly do mild trails and Rubicon a couple times a year but I will do more radical trails if I have the right stuff. Oh yea I'll be putting ARB's f/r and disc's all the way around. <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0">
 

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I had my axles built to 62" at a considerable cost. If I had to do it over, I would get full width axles and use 8 lug Hummer wheels with 7" backspacing.

I have a friend with this setup and he spend thousands less than I did, he has beadlocks and he and I are Exactly the same overall width 80".

We both run 14.50's too....
 

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Full width provides additional stability, but many trails in the NW are not well suited for that wide of a rig. So as always it is a trade-off and your decision should depend in part on what trails you run.

Your decision may also depend on what axles you find, especialy if you are going to try to save $$ by purchasing salvage yard units. For example, the front D60s are usually 69" wide (WMS). Rears vary widely in width. I found one of the rare 35-spline, FF 60HD rears. It turns out to be 65" wide. So for me, the easiest and cheapest solution is to leave the rear at 65" (total cost of $200 + cost of locker/spool and new R&P gears). For the front I then only have to shorten the long side by 4.5" to match the LC spring perch width. I will end up at 65.5" in front and 65 in the rear -- closer to full width than stock, but not unreasonably wide, IMO.
 

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i just put a dana 44 front and 12 bolt rear. have not put on the trail yet but ny opion is the full widths are better because the cost is less, parts are easier(don't have to have axles made), and the act some what like nerf bars. i kwon that the width can be restrictive on some trails. my axles are out of a 74 chevy. the 44 is 5" wider on each side compared to stock landcruiser. <IMG SRC="smilies/fj.gif" border="0">
 

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My 60 is 69" and the 14 bolt is 67".

I love the full width...

With the added weight of the axels, and the SSR's, my chances of
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Just go with Rockwells <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
they are 79.5" or 67" depending on which way you flip the hubs.
 

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I love my full width. It feels incredibly stable even when I'm doing incredibly unstable things <IMG SRC="smilies/blush2.gif" border="0"> . As far as fitting on the trails, rubicon was no problem, the things I used to go between I just go over now (the 39's help with that)and there is nothing in the high lakes that has caused me problems. The only downside that I have seen is that with the tires way out there, they have a tendency to fling things up into your lap.
 
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