someone told me that the 250's axels are not much stronger then the one's in the bronco is this true?
at what cost?....dont get me wrong I wheel a 9 inch rear axle also and have yet to break anything in it.Dont forget though Redwagon,you can make a FF 9"....IMO I would take a 9" over the 60,for weight reasons if nothing else.My 9" has held up to alot of rough stuff with 39.5" cut Bogger's.
You are forgetting that those are 1/2" wall tubes for the HD-44 as opposed to 1/4" wall tubes for the 78-79 Bronco and F-150sA Dana 44 HD (f-250) is not any stronger than a Dana 44 out of a F-150 or Bronco. They both have a 8.5" ring gear, 19 spline stubs, and 30 spline inners. IIRC the only advantage is the larger U-joints?
A Dana 60 rear is only slightly strongr than a 9 inch rear from some of the strength comparisons I have seen listed on various sights. The Sterling axle is suposed to be strong but I have never used one. I would look for a 14 bolt rear, cheap and strong, and I have used them before and can contest to there strength.
The advantages are larger brake system and 8 lug pattern if thats what your after.
Thanks anyways...but it seems lately that my interests are heading other directions...(following some of the sammi builds on pirate and here make me want a smaller lighter trail rig)I got a line on some used stuff for a FF if your interested,I'll get ya a price together?