So this build just went more the way of my dreams... Engine I wanted and the d44 I wanted. Plus the 8 lug convert.Just put a deposit down on a set of Cho's fully fab'd D44 beams. very exciting.
But now I need some feedback from the peanut gallery:
What's the best way to keep a common lug pattern (5x5.5 or 8x6.5) front-to-back without a) spending damn near $9k or b) hackFab'ing things.
All the 8 lug conversions for dana 44 seem a little hack running factory parts and will require custom RCV axles.
Rear axle is currently a Dana70 that I had hoped to keep but don't have to. (8x6.5) Worried about it being too narrow anyway.
Could go fully fab'd housing, but to keep full float & have a fabricated housing is between $6.5-8.5k.
Compared quick performance, trail gear (no 5x5.5) and camburg at the moment.
Any other ideas?
could do a semi-float fabricated housing for a reasonable $ total but why go from full-float to semi-float?