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Old 11-04-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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Kingpin dana 60 is our only choice?

So i have searched and searched and searched and for a front axle swap using something other than a 78-79 ford kingpin dana 60 and besides the little cousin, the high pinion dana 44 jeep TJ's don't have any other front axle we can swap in?
Yes there are waggy 44's scout 44's rubi 44's and a whole mess of other 1/2 ton axles but what i want is a solid 3/4 or preferably one ton axle i can swap into my front. i want to be able to pick this out of the junkyard rebuild it with at least being able to put a locker in it gearing i am not worried about. am i looking for the tooth fairy? also i might like to add i can flip my transfer-case passenger or driver drop so any axle that might work is helpful.

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Old 11-04-2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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You can swap whatever axle you want in the front. There are just some that have more desirable qualities. Such as the 78-79 ford high pinion. I stuffed a chevy kingpin 60 in my junk and made it work.

You can also go custom and get a nice high pinion center chunk from companies like solid. Just depends on what you want. Which you weren't very clear on.

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first i made a mistake and would like to ask the moderators if they could move this into the builders section... please? next you are correct i did not specify what my plans desires really are. ok first off i would like preferably a relatively cheap one ton axle thats found in local junkyards(thats might be an oximoron) Next i would like some decent after market support aka chromoly shafts detroit lockers yukon gears high steer. Third i would like it to have 30 splines and up or at least an after-market upgrade available. Finally it can be drivers or passenger drop because i can flip my t-case. I guess really i have looked and seen no real other choices because the 78-79 ford 60. also if anyone has any other choices would you list the year make and model of the vehicle its available from thanks
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my junk has everything but high pinion. It came out of a 1980 chevy K30. I have 35 spline inners and outers and the aftermarket list is long as my.... well... it is pretty long.

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Old 11-04-2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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what t-case are you using?
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #6
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what t-case are you using?
I'll agree with your original statement.

You could run the 231 as a crawl box and run a 300 behind it. That would give you a passenger drop and some stupid low gearing options.
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I think he already runs a 231 to 300 doubler right now. If you want all the stuff you mentioned then your best option will really be the Ford HP D60 you talked about. Either that or rockwells
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:44 PM   #8
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you saw that, i thought i took it off fast enough i took it off there cous i was pretty sure that a 231 cant be flipped but i didnt know if somebody out there made a kit or something that i havent seen yet.
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yea something stupid like 124:1 with 4.56's after i swap in the np435 that i am currently putting together i am looking at a retarded 214:1 which i am going to make up for by swapping out the axles for new ones with 3.73's. thats one advantage i like about the doubler i can go either way...
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the hole thing has to be flipped because the front output on the np231 would hit the front output on the 300
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you saw that, i thought i took it off fast enough
I got the email. I don't believe you should flip the 231 because of the oil issue. You were right. I don't believe you should flip the 300 either because it is a pita to shift. But... people do it.


NWF makes a new rockin set of cable shifters for the 300. But they are money.

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