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Old 08-22-2011, 09:37 PM
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347 will be enough for 35"s with the right gears. 4.88's is what i would suggest. As a trail rig and mudder, i don't see the need of a double. Unless your trying to fix driveline angles?

I'm not a fan of half ton axles, but you might be able to get away with it.
Big power will help save your axles in the mud, but will snap them like twigs on the trails. So that's something to keep in mind.

Personally. I would run a zf5 trans. But that's only because i love the ability to choose gears and not have to worry to much about trans temps....

You plan on running a link'ed suspension, leaf's coils? What's the plans?
Yeah the plan is for linked suspension, I've always wanted to try one and this is my opportunity. Gears since I will have to re gear anyways, i was thinking something over 5.00. I like the idea of a manual transmission, I too like to choose my gear. The front axle is out of a '79 F-250 so given the light weight I figure they'll work just fine.
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I'd be getting the deepest gear that you can given the application and look into aftermarket axle shafts.
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Yea. 5.28's are available, but i can't say i know what's available for 44 axles...

Chromo shafts will likely be needed. But really time will tell. I would budget to upgrade and if you break a shaft then go ahead and just do the Chromo's... Unless you feel like doing it to begin with.

As for the links. Good luck, i've done alot of reading and research on setting up 4-link suspensions. But i have never done it myself. Post lots of pics! I wish i could help but i have forgotten just about everything i know about em. Atleast i THINK i have forgotten most of the info, if anything comes to mind ill be sure to post it up.
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Yeah, I plan on upgrading the axle shafts, U-joints all that good stuff. Given the NP205 is a rare find in my area, how about another good T-case?
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205's aren't very rare. I don't see you having an issue finding one with in a day's drive...

Not sure, 205 is the common transfer case. 1356 has an aluminum case and i think its a chain driven case ( could be wrong ) I'm really out of the loop on transfer cases...
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1356 is chain drive but when used a doubler its perfect..

Search "1356 doubler" on Pirate to read all about it...
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Yea. 5.28's are available, but i can't say i know what's available for 44 axles... .
Yukon and US standard offer 5.38's for the front 44, and the same for a rear 60 (which I believe was being used)

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Yeah, I plan on upgrading the axle shafts, U-joints all that good stuff. Given the NP205 is a rare find in my area, how about another good T-case?
Now my question to you would be, I understand you already have the axle...but really break down the costs and see what you're going to throw at the thing. Regardless of how super-duper you make it...at the end of the day, you still have a D44. Which there is nothing wrong with, and I believe can be pretty capable, but for me, I'd weigh the pros and cons of building your axle, and even with a couple grand thrown at it, will still only be as strong as a stock 60.


As for the 205...pretty sure that has to be darn near the most common transfer case out there. I just scrapped a 205 and 203 over the last couple months that were in fine working order.
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Yukon and US standard offer 5.38's for the front 44, and the same for a rear 60 (which I believe was being used)



Now my question to you would be, I understand you already have the axle...but really break down the costs and see what you're going to throw at the thing. Regardless of how super-duper you make it...at the end of the day, you still have a D44. Which there is nothing wrong with, and I believe can be pretty capable, but for me, I'd weigh the pros and cons of building your axle, and even with a couple grand thrown at it, will still only be as strong as a stock 60.


As for the 205...pretty sure that has to be darn near the most common transfer case out there. I just scrapped a 205 and 203 over the last couple months that were in fine working order.
I've been searching around my area for the past year or so for a 203 to make a doubler in my truck. Let me say this, they are hard to find. Yes I can find them out of state, but as I am on somewhat of a tight budget having them shipped in is costly. Let alone spending the money to go get them myself. Granted I haven't looked for the 205 yet, I just assume it will just as hard to find. If I find one that's what I'll go with though. As far as the axles go, I need a Dana 60 for my truck, since that's where the Dana 44 is now (idiot PO). I just figure given how light the body of this thing is gonna be the 44's will work just fine. The 5.38 gear is exactly what I was thinking. I am just in the planning stages, which is why I came to you guy's. This has been all good feed back so far.
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I've been searching around my area for the past year or so for a 203 to make a doubler in my truck. Let me say this, they are hard to find. Yes I can find them out of state, but as I am on somewhat of a tight budget having them shipped in is costly. Let alone spending the money to go get them myself. Granted I haven't looked for the 205 yet, I just assume it will just as hard to find. If I find one that's what I'll go with though. As far as the axles go, I need a Dana 60 for my truck, since that's where the Dana 44 is now (idiot PO). I just figure given how light the body of this thing is gonna be the 44's will work just fine. The 5.38 gear is exactly what I was thinking. I am just in the planning stages, which is why I came to you guy's. This has been all good feed back so far.
If you find one that needs to be shipped ask the seller to just give you the range box, you don't even need the rest of it that will save a lot in the shipping cost.
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