I am looking into buying a 9" right now and was wondering why you are looking to get out of yours. I know the D60 is sweet, but have also spoken to people who would take a 9" over a 60 anyday. Your takes?
I was thinking of going bigger tires like 38.5 swampers. After going to Moab in Easter 2003. I am keeping the set up as is works great. 37s are as big as I want to go. Saw alot of Jeeps with 38s and that is a huge tire and I do not want to go down that ave.
I would get the 9 in again, great setup and works excellent with plenty of ground clearance.
I just got back from the RUBICON, I run 38.5x14.50 TSL~SX's with a 44 front and D70~U rear. I only heard the rear drag a few times, it never gave me a hint of trouble. 35 spline, 5:89's welded...the front is another story This was my 1st trip on a D44, always had toyota mini axles. I broke a short side joint and deformed the ears inner & outer.....helping someone out I drove down into the lil sluice and winched a sami up so he could air up a poped bead. He was in a spot a jack just wouldn't work, so afterwards I went up the side of the box, made a rookie misstakje and got my pass tire loged in a crack and bam had not spit out the joint yet, so I unlocked the hub and winched out. Had a great time watching the box action the other 13 hours of the day, then wheeled out in 3WD. Right after GateKeeper I only had 2wd, so I blew a MM hub on the last turn of the trail too Still a great trip.
On a side note. Afer 5 years of wheeling the con, I think it was ruffer looking then ever, or that may be that I'm now fullwidth and had to go over every stinkin rock on the trail But that's ok, it's like a new trail again so when are you guys getting out here??