Thanks, I appreciate it. It’s been a joy learning, planning, building and testing the components. I’m still on my D35 and wheelin 33’s. So far I’ve had no problems, just taking it easy on the skinny pedal. The D44 will bring peace of mind, however, and if you can pick one up that would be a solid mod. The PowerTrax No Slip is just a thing of sheer beauty. I would not hesitate at all if money was no issue. Best to you and your build.Just got done reading your build in it's entirety. Damn good job, man! Love it! Your thoroughness is exemplary.
I've got the much maligned D35 and hilariously inappropriate 3.07 gearing in my 04 Sport. I know the D35 should be fine with the 31's that I'm running now vs. the 35's I had when I bought my rig. That said, I've got to do a regear regardless, and I just have a mental hang-up with investing money into that axle... especially if I decided at some point to go back up with a lift in the future (though 33's would be my absolute max). I've been looking to get hold of a D44 for a while now, and toying with attempting the regear myself, so please keep us posted on how it goes! I'm already contemplating the Powertrax install.