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post #1 of 8 Old 12-07-2013, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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D60 Housing swap or Upgrade

Hey Guys

Need your opinion here. I am thinking about swapping my Front SOLID Axle Industries D60 Housing Only with something better, Lighter and stronger.

This thing is very heavy. I am running them for almost 6 years. And back than this was the only option I had with JK Tone rings.

My front diff is ARB locked, 35 Spline Foote Axle shafts, Yukon Super Joints, and Kingpins with Dynatrac Dynaloc Hubs.

Curriee Rock Jock?
Dynatrac Pro Rock 60?
Ruff Stuff?
Teraflex?
Etc

What Do you think?
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-07-2013, 07:02 PM
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I don't think you will save a ton of weight unless you go with a fabricated 9" housing

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-08-2013, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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The Solid Axle Industries also known as rock crushers are damn Heavy. The Dyna and RJ are pretty lighter compard to mine.

Dont think 9" can be used as swap bec that will extra cost of thrid memeber
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-09-2013, 07:46 PM
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so you'd keep the internals and swap in another housing of the same spec? whats the weight difference between the Solid housing and a Dynatrac housing? I like the rock jocks i just wish they had a conventional diff cover instead of one that has a link mount

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 07:39 AM
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You're not going to save much weight at all for the cost of the swap. If you need to shave some points, do it with sprung weight.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 08:15 AM
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I wouldn't bother. You won't notice a difference if there is any.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't bother. You won't notice a difference if there is any.
I agree. Just checked the Tera 60 loadede and it was heavy as fuck. I dont think its worth the effort.

Really like Torq super 14 BUT
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