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Independant Or Solid Axle?

I have a 1989 Chevy 1 Ton. Right now it has the factory independant suspension. I'm wanting to lift it. I'm wanting to build a mud bogger. I want to run 44's. I've seen lift kits from whiplash for the independant but im not sure how well it will hold up to the abuse? So I'm thinking of going with a Dana 60, or find an old 1 Ton chevy axle to convert it with. I'm running the 350 TBI with a turbo 400 3 speed, with 4:10 gears. I'm looking for some Ideas, or input. Thanks.

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I have a 1989 Chevy 1 Ton. Right now it has the factory independant suspension. I'm wanting to lift it. I'm wanting to build a mud bogger. I want to run 44's. I've seen lift kits from whiplash for the independant but im not sure how well it will hold up to the abuse? So I'm thinking of going with a Dana 60, or find an old 1 Ton chevy axle to convert it with. I'm running the 350 TBI with a turbo 400 3 speed, with 4:10 gears. I'm looking for some Ideas, or input. Thanks.
You would be better off in the long run to put the Dana 60 straight axle,There is some kit's out for that. When you put a big lift it put's your CV axles at a pretty good angle and then you add the 44's and they will be your weak spot. With a small block and the 44's you would be happier with some LOW gears so you have enough wheel spin to keep those tire's cleaned out.
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Straight axle is the only way to go. If you get into it, any money you put into the IFS will eventually get cut off.

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I have a 1989 Chevy 1 Ton. Right now it has the factory independant suspension. I'm wanting to lift it. I'm wanting to build a mud bogger. I want to run 44's. I've seen lift kits from whiplash for the independant but im not sure how well it will hold up to the abuse? So I'm thinking of going with a Dana 60, or find an old 1 Ton chevy axle to convert it with. I'm running the 350 TBI with a turbo 400 3 speed, with 4:10 gears. I'm looking for some Ideas, or input. Thanks.
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