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So Im sitting here pondering my front end options. Im not willing to pay 5 grand for a new 60, and the mopar 44 is still gonna be weak for 38's. What are the disadvantages of installing an older dana 60 other than losing ABS, which doesnt bother me, and losing ESP which might be a blessing... Anyone have any input, lets hear it. I have a 08X, 4.88s 35's 3inch teraflex. My plan is to put a 60 in the front, new driveshafts, 38's Atlas II and upper and lower control arms. Oh yeah, flat fenders to fit the 38's.

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What about REALLY beefing up the 44? Check this out:
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What about REALLY beefing up the 44? Check this out:
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Sadly..I have a DANA TURDY...
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There is a guy selling ProRock 44 for 1600 shipped which is where you would be close to on the Dana 60 after all the grinding and buying mounts. The 30's outers bolt right up. All you would need is gears and locker, which you would need for the 60, and a set of axles which you could get from someone who is upgrading. When those go then you can upgrade.

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This thread might be a little useful to look at:
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the new 60 allows for abs and esp to still work. Do you plan on registering for the road? If not your options open up as most states require that the abs and esp work and no codes are getting thrown.

As others posted, a d60 it is completely selectable build and you pick every option like type of axle shaft, gears, locker etc... Your right that it is in the 5k mark range.

A beefed up 44 is not gonna save you more than 1k if you did it like gil did on the front page. A good source might be PhilD on what he did to fit 38's.

I do know of a few folks on here running the 44 with 37's so I'm not sure if you go the extra distance and go to 38.5" tires.

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