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OK before I even start... I have talked about building a SFA 88-98 for probably two years now. So I will understand if people say the "all bark, and no bite" stuff. But this time I'm for real. It HAS to happen. Just about every single component in my front end is going out, and I am NOT putting money into that IFS bullshizzit. So here it goes... I can't decide between 1 ton or 3/4 ton.
First I'll give you some background. I just got a new job, so I am funded (3 jobs now). The Cheyenne is being restarted and taken down to the frame. Hell with due dates, Cheyenne will take as long as it takes, to make it badass and do it right... Also, I do wheel the Tahoe on a regular basis. After the SAS, it will become more hardcore. Once I turn 18, and it's in my name, I'm goin balls out on my wheeling (dad can take it now, because I can't have it in my name). SO ... I can use parts off of it, that I will replace anyway.

List of shizzit I already have:
14ff under K10 (4.56, detroit)
14ff a spare (4.10, govlock)
DRW Dodge D60 (4.56, welded, driveflanges) w/ high-steer arms
10b (screwed 4.56, screwed lockout)
6-lug Outers
36x12.5x16.5 Good Year R/T II's
16.5x8.25 Hummer wheels
3.73 hpD44 gears
6" springs for the front
2" shackle
Shackle flip bracket
39.5x18x15 Bogger
A couple CV D-shafts that I can lenthen/shorten


Option 1: 3/4T axles, Single Case - [Step #1]HPd44 (6-lug outers, 3.73 gears, open), crossover, 8" total susp, [Step #2]4.56 gears (d44), 8-lug outers, 36x12.5x16.5 Good Year R/T II, 16.5x9.75 AE589, K10-14ff (4.56, detroit), eventually lockright front & disks
If I did this one, then the Cheyenne would have dodge d60, spare 14ff, welded F&R, 4.56, np203/np205, 39.5 boggs

Option 2: 3/4T axles, Dual Case - [Step #1]k10-10b or gm d44 (6-lug outers, F'd up 4.56), crossover, 8" susp, [Step #2]new front gears, K10-14ff (4.56, detroit), divorced Chevy np205 (twinsticked) behind np241, driveshafts, 36x12.5x16.5 Good Year R/T II, eventually a locker up front & disks
If I did this one, then the Cheyenne would have dodge d60, spare 14ff, welded F&R, 4.56, np203/np205, 39.5 boggs

Option 3: 1-ton axles, Dual Case - [Step #1]DRW Dodge D60 (4.56, welded) w/ Lockouts, K10-14ff (4.56, detroit), 8" susp, Crossover, 36x12.5x16.5 Good Year R/T II, Hummer wheels w/ PVC inserts, might have to get van14ff hubs and/or small spacers[Step #2], divorced Chevy Np205 twinsticked and behind stock np241, driveshafts, [Step #3]Bushwacker Cutouts (rears can be done, just takes some customization), 39.5 bogger on 15x10 (for wheelin mo hardcore yo)
If I did this one, then the Cheyenne would have hpd60, spare 14ff, welded F&R, 5.13, married Chevy np205 and divorced Ford np205, 44" TSL

All the Cheyenne stuff is finished product. Steps are not a problem, I just dn't like down time. Now these are all just possibilties, and any other ideas would be sweet.
 

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Well the easiest is going to be 1 obvisouly the HP44 is as close to "bolt up" as it gets. I wouldnt put a 10 bolt up front, but thats just me. The Dodge 60 will take some work, especially since its from a DRW but probably what I would do, more beef the better.
 

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DRW won't be a problem with the hummer wheels. I'll just have to get wider out back. 10b's have bad reps cuz of the rear axles, but in all reality the front ones are about the same strength wise as the D44's.
 

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yeah I know, but you cant get as low gearing I dont think plus traction device selection is more limited in the 10 bolt.
 

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Good point on the traction devices, but 5.13 is as low as I can go with a 14ff anyway (also 10b lowest). 4.56 is what I want.
 

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I think I'm going to go with the D44 SAS with single t-case, mostly because I just got my exhaust done like 2 months ago, and I don't want to move the gas tank either. Dual cases is out of the options now I guess :(

Man, I really wanted to do it too. I am still going to be makin her a hardcore Tahoe though. When I turn 18, it'll be in my name (once it's it my name, it's OFFICIALLY mine), and I'll be able to do things like chop the rear top (behind rear doors) and put a soft top in, and put in a cage and all that good, fun stuff.
 

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Sounds like mud? No man, definately not just mud. Rocks, sand, trails, mud is there, but I prefer rocks, and hard trails. Hence the dual beadlocks, cage, and tube bumpers I have referred to before.
 
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