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Old 02-16-2012, 07:54 PM
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Chrome moly?s...brand and company???

Well in a perfect world I would grab a Dana 60 and build away.....but I have a high pinion 44 with the gears I wana run(5.38), and already has high steer...So my? Is...what's the best brand and company to buy them from??? Are they all the same?....Have NO problem spending extra here to get the best...just can't see $1000 for a 60...then gears, locker, high steer.

Oh I'm running built 401 with 37 boggers
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:45 AM
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I liked the Yukons that I ran in my D44 (fit perfectly and installing CTM u-joints was a breeze). Durasolid, Moser and Dutchman are other good brands IMO.

There are so many companies offering 4340 shafts now-a-days that I would like to think they are all the same and you are really just paying for the name but I know that how they are built, how easily they fit together with u-joints, etc all plays a factor in who to go with.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:18 AM
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I went with chrome-moly's from completeoffroad.com

They offer a no questions asked replacement warranty if you break them. I have 4.56 gears and 35" tires and I broke them this past weekend. I will let you know how the customer service goes.

Here's the carnage. Is it just me or does the inner shaft look bent too? Could it be the seal?

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:42 AM
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For less than the Chrom and CTM joints you can go with Neufield CV(Birfield) axles and joints. The Neufilds are stronger than an OEM D60.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:05 AM
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I have no knowledge of the Birfield joints but I see much talk of their failure and Birfield elimination kits. Care to elaborate on them?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:31 AM
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For less than the Chrom and CTM joints you can go with Neufield CV(Birfield) axles and joints. The Neufilds are stronger than an OEM D60.


Haven't heard of this.....have u ran them personally?......ill have to do more research
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:32 AM
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I have no knowledge of the Birfield joints but I see much talk of their failure and Birfield elimination kits. Care to elaborate on them?


The ones u are hearing about are stock Toyota birfields......they always break
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:41 AM
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with a 401 and 37's you will snap D44 shafts like tooth pics.

You should go with a D60 and then sell me those HP D44 shafts

BTW - I've recently broken several front D60 shafts and ujoints running 42's, so they break too
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:43 AM
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For less than the Chrom and CTM joints you can go with Neufield CV(Birfield) axles and joints. The Neufilds are stronger than an OEM D60.

Link?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:15 AM
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Yes link please....nothing on Google or ebay
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:34 AM
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Spelling counts. Apparently they're NEWFIELD. I don't see D44 retrofit applications, however.

http://www.roadlessgear.com/html/newfields/
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:59 AM
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Couldn't find 44s also....and the couple links I looked at were talking about snapping them with 33s.....granted anything can break with bad desicions......ill have to read more when I get to a computer not my phone
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:13 PM
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It seems they are for yota's and samis. not fullsizes of any make.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:41 PM
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It may not be NewField but one of the popular axle guys are put-n them in Dynatrac and also the JKs. It is the same thing as the Newfields but fitted to D44-D60's and has a red dust boot. Its been out for a while now and is advertised in the Mag's.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:08 PM
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Looked into there Crv's....there real limited on what applications they have....and its big money for custom apps
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:43 PM
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Do ya'll mean RCV Shafts http://www.rcvperformance.com/store/catalog/index.php.

They seem to have good reviews, but if my research is right, most knuckles have to be opened up to fit them. Alot of the "rock bouncers" around here run them in there custom front axles. Look at Tim Camerons last couple rigs, he runs them.
Expensive? Yes! But, they're probably the best axles one could get if he wants to build the ultimate D44! Just my $.02
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:34 AM
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Call me mistr overkill, but I plan to eventually have a set of those RCV shafts up front, IN A D60.

Yep, I'm betting I'll break something else before them.

As far as the D44, they did a test (dont remember who/where, but not RCV) in one review I read, with some kind of machine that twists till it breaks shafts. The RCV D44 survived longer than 35 spline Spicer D60 shafts. And it was the shaft itself that finally let go, not the cv.

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:16 AM
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I have considered getting my D44 a set of RCV's. I don't plan on going bigger than 35s on my truck, but that doesn't mean I don't go out and wheel the snot out of my rig.
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