Originally Posted by Raiderfan001
If I was dropping money on a front axle it wouldn't be a stock rubi d44. Some shocks sound like they would be a nice upgrade. Maybe save up the rest for some lockers?
This was what I thought and made me change my mind. More when I went to get the quote to reinforce it. I was told about the sleeves, gussets, ball joints. In addition the arm brackets need to be replaced, the owner had a car accident and the brackets got damaged but the differential not. I was recommended to add an adjustable track bar.
Then, it comes the rear situation. Re-gear to 5.13. I think this will be too much for my 33 tires, 4.88 now feels a little too much in the road. Plus this easily cost me $500 in parts and labor.
With the parts for the D44 and the re-gear it will go up to 2K easily, and at that moment I said to myself "I rather wait and replace it for a Dynatrack later on"
The Fox shocks seem to be a good upgrade, but I have never been in one with those shocks. All I have is other people say "they are really good, you won't feel the bumps or if you do it will be less than now". Well that's the point, that's what they are supposed to do, but when I look at their shocks they have either stock or rancho, or other brands. And I'm afraid of spending so much on shocks, but right now seems the way to go money wise.