To me anyway
So I decided to go to full widths and I managed to find a pretty decent deal. I wound up with a lot of extra stuff for them too. They are from a late 70's F150 so a 9" rear and hp44 front. Already had some good parts too and few TJ brackets already in place.
Big bearing 9" 31 spline shafts:
-Strange Industries nodular iron center section
-truss w/ triangulated 4 link brackets
-shaved about 3" and plated on the bottom
high pinion 44:
-super heavy duty truss
-pure beef diff cover (not sure of brand really but its like 1/4" thick)
-Hi steer arms and HD steering
Also got a spare front shaft, spare knuckles, spare rotors/hubs, 2 spare 9" carriers and gears, spare 9" center section...lots of stuff
Still need to weld a few brackets on here and there, do brakes, set up gears, steering. I got a bit of work to get them completley ready to go in but there is some good stuff and it shouldnt be long before it'll be done.
Also got a set of 36" tsl sx's on double beadlock rims. Got about 95% tread and rims are black, everything is in great shape and got a killer deal on those too.
The rear axle's got brackets on the truss for triangulated uppers and my FT long arms have the wishbone style 3 link so its not gonna bolt up. So Im gonna keep my lowers and buy some new uppers since that truss is welded on and I dont wanna rip it all apart. So if anyones interested, I have a FT 3 link rear bolt on set up. I'll have pics of all of this up tomorrow as Im picking up my tires tomorrow afternoon.