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We had originally planned on a high-pinion front axle, but measuring what was under the engine revealed that a low-pinion might give us more clearance. We wanted to keep the truck as low as possible so the low-pinion would also work better in that respect by allowing the front suspension to compress more before driveshafts started hitting engine parts. We decided on a low-pinion Dana 44 measuring roughly 64 inches from wheel-mounting surface to wheel-mounting surface with the pinion offset about 9 inches from center.