front axles

I have a mud racing truck. it has a 10 bolt 28 spline axles in the front and i started with the stock axles in it. I never replaced the universals in it i figured i would as they broke . Well i broke this week end and
messed up the inner axel on the drivers side should i replace it with a stock axle or get an aftermarket one, and if so where should i look for it.
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Depends on what you are using it for. The 10 bolt housing itself is not that strong either and if you play hard you would do well to look for a D50 or D60. On a side note, if you can located the front axle out of a old full sized Jeep truck, they have heavier axle housing/tubes than one used in GM, Ford and Dodge 4x4's so a Jeep D44 is a bit sturier than a D44 used by others and also a D50 uses a D44 pig with heavier axle shafts and housing and if you get a Jeep D44 you may be able to fit D50 axles in it and have a stronger front axle. For what it is worth. ----------------- The SnoMan www.thesnoman.com
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I read an article a while back about the D50. It seems there are a plethora of them in junkyards because there weren't any good aftermarket upgrades available. Apparently someone (ARB?) now makes a locker for a D50.
The article suggested much of what you said; that they are stronger than a 44, but because they aren't popular many junkyards will part with them for cheap. Same outside housing dimensions as a 60 from what I recall, 44-like innerds, which means the housing is actually thicker than a 44 or a 60. They showed a close up pic of the housing compared to a 44 or a 60...it was purdy damn stout.
~jp
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The D50 is a much misunderstood axle. It has about 90% of the strength of a D60 in its axle shafts and has nearly the same housing strength too. Strength wise it is a big up grade over a D44 than a D60 is over a D50 ----------------- The SnoMan www.thesnoman.com
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