I have a 99 ram 1500, and am looking to throw dana60s under the truck. The weak 44 up front just cant take what im putting through it, ive broken 5 axles in 2 years... sick of it.
Does anyone know what axles out of what trucks would be the most easy swap? Would dana 60s out of another dodge be easier than axles that came out of say a chevy?
I want a 60 up front, but am open to a 60 or a 14bolt in the rear.
My plan is to throw 5.13 gears in them, and get some 37's on the truck... a front dana 60 should be able to handle that? correct?
Im considering fabricating some better track bar design also, that doesnt wear out every 100 offroad miles. Is the dodge 2500 track bar the same ****ty design of the 1500? Why exactly did dodge use a balljoint on the frame end insted of just a bushing like most other manufacturers I see?
Im going to start looking at junkyards for axles, any better ideas on where to find them?
Any insight from someone educated in the area would be great!
Ive never done an axle swap, and the only that that really intimidates me is getting the driveshafts and whatnot to bolt up... so I would like to get an axle that uses the same style driveshafts.