Thanks for all the compliments.
Now to the questions:
1.) I'd like to keep the 44's but don't know how far along I'll get before the snow starts; I might plow with the 37's this winter and pick back up in the spring making the 44's work.
2.) I'm gonna pull the tone ring off the transfer case on the '93 now that I put the 8.8 back in that: ( sorry for the stolen photo, but photofuc*et won't allow me to access my account where the pic of mine is)
3.) I did have to go to the zero rate block to move the rear 1 1/2" back as you can see by these pics. I also had to go to a 2" block after the zero rate added an inch
4.) I believe it was 4.5" with an added inch with the heavy duty shackle