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<IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> Questions on the new newfields.... Are they all that. Is it worth buying them. I`m not a totally extreme 4Xer But I like to mix up quite a bit your info will be help full Later..... 71FJ V8 TBI, Sm420,Spring-Over,4wheel disc brakes,P\S,EXTRAS!!!!
 

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The current version seems pretty good to me...I've had 3 hard trips out on them and have done things that I know would have snapped a stock birf easy....no breakage thus far.

Nolen, however, seems to go thru them like popcorn....hence the change to his current setup.

IMO, for the interchangability with stock birfs and their ease of replacement, and their "lifetime" warranty, they are a worthwhile investment. Personally, I did not yet want to deal with a D60 swap, which is pretty much your next step.

You will get varying reports on the comparison of a D44 and the Toy front axle. IMO, the Toy is a stronger part in most situations. IMO, changing a birfield/newfield is an easier and quicker job, tho much messier.
 

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Yep, if you haven't broken one yet then buy a spare and go from there. When you start to break them constantly it is time to upgrade (read dana 60 or 44's). I rarely break Birf's but I am also very cautious about it.

Woody, I bet if you take apart your front end you will notice that the inner cages on your newfields have small cracks in them.
 

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So the Newfields have a lifetime guarantee? If I break one, they'll give me a new one, no questions asked? It might just be worth the $500 initial investment if you go through a lot, not to mention the fact that they are stronger.
 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but the first one you break is free, the second one you pay is half price and after that you pay for them.
If they were a true 'lifetime' I would probaly get them.
But I've only broken 4 and it would take a long time to pay for $500 worth.
So I am going with the strongest birfield- none.
I figure the $500 can go towards a d60.
I also do not think the d44 is an upgrade.
The birf eliminators, when available, haven't proven very reliable.
Like Mace said, if you haven't broken any, just get a few spares.

[ 10-09-2001: Message edited by: Nanuk ]
 

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Mace:

I've taken apart one side, but not both. Still in great shape...no cracks, damage, wear, nothing. They'll be coming out again in another couple weeks for another re-grease and check, so I'll get a chance to inspect both sides.
 

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I must be lucky.....in all the years that I've been wheelin Landcruisers I've never broken a birfield. And trust me, I do some pretty stupid things, get stuck in some pretty bad spots and thrash rig very hard sometimes. The trails I run are tough as well, the Rubicon is my favorite.
Another thing I might add is that my Cruiser is not only for fun but I work it hard as well.
I 4-wheel out of the forest with heavy loads of fire wood, pulling a trailer in mud and snow. That's often quite an adventure in itself!
However I do cary spares, two birfields, an extra third member, drivelines, and tierods. I never leave home without them. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Reddog:
<STRONG>I must be lucky.....in all the years that I've been wheelin Landcruisers I've never broken a birfield. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
DON"T SAY THAT!!!!!!!

You WILL break one now. I'm not usually suspicious, but that is a bad statement to make!!
 

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I can hear it snappin from here! <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by woody:
<STRONG>Mace:

I've taken apart one side, but not both. Still in great shape...no cracks, damage, wear, nothing. They'll be coming out again in another couple weeks for another re-grease and check, so I'll get a chance to inspect both sides.</STRONG>

Very cool, I am glad to hear that they are workin for ya! But I still like eliminating the little buggers completly...
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Originally posted by wngrog:
<STRONG>DON"T SAY THAT!!!!!!!

You WILL break one now. I'm not usually suspicious, but that is a bad statement to make!!</STRONG>
I'm going out with the Dogs this weekend, we're going to do a trail I've never done.
You are right, I probably spoke too soon ! <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0">
 
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