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ORU's SAS Kit Question

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Ok, I have a 95 Z71 and want to do the axle swap using the ORU kit. My question is, what is the difference in the dana 44 and 60 kits. There is a guy selling a 44 local to me and I was toying with the idea of going ahead and getting that so I can have some kind of axle under my truck and get it rolling. When the time (and money) roll around, I can pick up a 60 and go from teh 44 to the 60 and have it be almost a direct bolt in. Is this possible?

I figure I can go ahead and get all the major work done, and put the 44 in, and then when i get to it, go ahead and buy the 60 later so i can really abuse it :ninja:

Or would it be a waste because of all the things that i will have to change to go from a 44 to a 60

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While Stephen is right, it also largely depends on your favorite style of wheeling and tire size.
Smith said:
If you plan to rockcrawl and shit like that with big tires just go 60. if its occasional mud and nothing too bad 44 is fine
as far as difference in kits exactly, i have no clue
I agree. And if you get really ballsy and have alot of $$$ you can just build a 35spline 44 :rocking:
Dark Eternal said:
its been proven time and time again that going with a stock 60 is better in the long run than building a bad ass 44. That way you have room to grow as you grow into more hard core wheeling.
Thats probably true but the 35 spline Dana 44 ARB hasn't been out even a year yet. Its on a matter of time befoe people start building high clearance 60's.......... ~60 guts in a 44 housing with 60 knuckles and outers, hubs etc....
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