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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: unvrhrdofit, SK
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The biggest issue with the TTB is that it's a two piece axle housing. That means a couple things. First, you have more fail points and bushings to get sloppy while the 60 has none. Second, wheel alignment and especially camber become your nemesis the second you start to move away from stock. Because of how it articulates and where it's "hinged" every up and down movement directly affects the camber. The air bag idea, for example, is really neat but EVERY time you air it up or down you are going to affect camber. You would have to set the pressure, have it aligned then maintain that pressure perfectly. You couldn't air it up or down willy nilly because it will mess with your camber every time.
The D60 is one solid tube right across. You can mess with your suspension, tires, shocks etc to your hearts content with no issue. Steering notwithstanding, but that's easy to remedy.
If you ever see a D50 out of a truck and laying on the ground I bet you dollars to donuts you WILL say W......T........F.....
Can you lift a TTB and have it work properly in all aspects? Absolutely but it's more complex and can be very frustrating. The reason we all try to switch to the D60 is because it makes front axle life so so much easier in all aspects and USUALLY ends up with a better ride.