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Old 04-28-2011, 10:38 PM
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i found 2 companys thatll make me a dana 44 with locker n 5 on4.5 bolt pattern or 5 on 5 i foget what i have lol
5 on 4.5, I remember cuz the GMC is 5 on 4.75
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
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dana 44 solid axle
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:43 PM
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yeah buddy! thatrs where im going with mine i got a 44 from my dads spare bronco and all the suspension, just gotta get the funds together and some parts.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:45 PM
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Come on guys, keep this on subject....
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:45 PM
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i want a solid dana 44 with king coilovers
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:46 PM
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lol that would be sweet, my ex's dad just dumped like 10k into his 2011 tundra getting all king suspension and the 6 inch lift and 35s on it, sad thing is he will never touch dirt on it, just wanted the kings cause they matched his paint...
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:48 PM
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Clinton...going back to brakes...what are there for upgrades on the truck? I know you will need them with 38's. Does anyone know of upgrades for the front hubs?

On a seperate note...isn't after 98 the truck a live axle, meaning no hub?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:49 PM
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that makes me so mad when people lift their truck n dont use in it the mud or dirt
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:01 AM
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howbout this.

get the tires, then ill trade you for 35's and cash.

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You're not gonna be able to stop well with 38s on stock brakes either. Let alone all the other comments made in the thread about hubs, gearing, and rubbing.

D44/D60 with 5.13's? Do eet.
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Regearing will be need, i'M RUNNING 35'S and I am geared at 4.88, to be honest 4.88 on my 35's is like running stock, I am better off with 5.18 and that will help a lot, however the Moderator is right, If you go with 37, you will need better gearing in the 5.18 ranger r more. I can't wait till my 35's wear out, so I can take off my bodylift and go down to 33's, I just don;t like all the wear that the bigger tires will cause.
yea.....who told ya.

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yeah buddy! thatrs where im going with mine i got a 44 from my dads spare bronco and all the suspension, just gotta get the funds together and some parts.
you never told me this...
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:13 AM
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Well seems like this ended up being an interesting thread.

As far as trying to help you out Clinton, im with Alon DON'T do it. Yeah its going to look cool and all but the gain is not worth the risk. One even with 4.88's it MIGHT just be enough to run them and be ok and like stated your IFS suspension and hub assemblies are going to scream and die with that. Granted you might make it awhile, you might even make it alot longer then anyone would have expected if you just street queened it around, BUT it also has a strong chance of going south super fast. As most know 35's is about all the front is going to want to hold much less 38's and those tires are going to totally pull your truck every which was. Also like Alon stated your entire front suspension is going to be screaming and hub assemblies are going to be screaming even just cruising on the street, much less anything else. and honestly if your going to change out axles to run a big enough gear you might as well ditch the whole front ifs anyways, especially if you still want to be able to use the truck.

I realize you were just kinda throwing around the idea and seeing what people thought about it so im not going to sit here and try and get all in your face about it. Yeah the idea is cool and itll look badass, but its absolutely not a good idea to do. Doesn't mean people haven't done it, or tried it, or even pulled it off for awhile, but in the end its still not a good idea. Goodluck......Zach.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:39 AM
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How the hell did I miss this thread? I say dont do it. 35s with a gear change and thats all the farther I would take it
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:45 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. I'm glad I asked, I didn't think it would entail so much just to get bigger tires so it sounds like it isnt worth it. If and when I do get the tires, I will probably sell or trade them for 35's or just stick with the 33's I have now. I like my truck too much to mess it up for the sake of having bigger tires. Randy, you're on when I get them, but you'll have to road trip it for them!
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:01 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. I'm glad I asked, I didn't think it would entail so much just to get bigger tires so it sounds like it isnt worth it. If and when I do get the tires, I will probably sell or trade them for 35's or just stick with the 33's I have now. I like my truck too much to mess it up for the sake of having bigger tires. Randy, you're on when I get them, but you'll have to road trip it for them!
lol. lemme know if you get em man. id be interested.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:10 AM
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get em, throw em on, take pictures, take em off, and sell em.

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:51 PM
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i have 36s on my ranger with stock IFS with 4.88 gears n she still has mad power but i use to run 40s on my truck and the ifs cant n wont handle it at all ,,,, if u put 35s or bigger be prepared for your truck to grab every rut n wanna throw your truck around with the ifs


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The d35 ttb is known for being almost as strong as a d44 straight axle. Especially when you play musical parts at the junkyard. It is a lot stronger than the current ifs on a ranger which is common smoking parts with 33" on trails. A stock d30 will outlast it on any trail. Step up to chromo shafts/better outers and the d30 is a little stronger than a d44. Even the d44 will start having issues with a set of 40"s.

As for the op original question don't do it on a stock ifs truck regardless of gears. Those generals are a very sticky tread and I wouldn't put it past them to snap both half shafts first trip out. Breaks should be fine there are idiots with 24"s stuffed under these trucks and expos andthose manage to stop. Trust me stupid chrome rims are heavier than those race only generals. Your model ranger will have a dual piston front and drum rear they are not weak breaks...hell look at the single piston jeeps that push 37"s all day long. If it was me I would sell the lift and sas the truck onto 38"s will save your ass in the long run vs throwing parts into a shitty weak ifs setup. Trust me after the second set of halfshafts in 3-4 months trails get expensive. Hubs aren't cheap either and they are next to go on these.
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