Not a hater. I like mogs and portals. I just think a 54" tire is a little big for that axle.Wow how do 404's get such a bad rap? I havent had any probs other than normal maintenance bearings, seals, checking for loose bolts etc... 3rd set of49 iroks and a 4.3 Vortec ever since 49's came out. Are most people using tweaked V8's to damage these axles? Its just amazing I get some people in person asking what kind of axles they are then after I tell them they say oh those are weak... WTF entitles people to their opinions. When they can not even identify the subject in person. I love them but after hearing people rag on them I wonder how many times the old story has been regurgitated untell everyone thinks its common to break a portal. [rant off] Sorry for hijacking.
Rockyw I believe driving is all the diffrence. I wouldnt say I drive cautiously. I rarely ever back down. I let the axles hop I use fwd for trail riding, I'll front dig on the rocks without remorse. I guess my little v6 is the key to the equation so maybe there is something to the horsepower card??? Id throw another 100hp at my rig without worry. So Id tend to think 416's could handle what you want to do. I cant say I agree with the 54's but hey its your money, Id buy 2 sets of cheaper, smaller tires for diffrent occasions if it were me. I <3 lateral traction. Flame suit > Haters :flipoff2:
Based on what though? If it's on no real world experienceThats my opinion :flipoff2: