Thank you BrotherStill don’t have my Jeep back but it’s pretty much done. I can’t give honest feedback on how they are over time and after abuse but I can say that Dan is very knowledgable, very helpful and great to work with and he (and his products) have a great reputation. I haven’t heard anything negative yet and I did as much research as I could. He would be the first to tell you that Dynatrac also has a fantastic product and I agree. I ended up going with Fusion because he’ll customize just about anything (axles shafts, length, gear ratios, pinion gear size, lockers, etc) and there were some additional options I couldn’t find elsewhere. Also, there was no additional cost for custom lengths, castor angles, etc. Last thing, I was really interested is trying out kingpins.
Here is a link with some pictures: https://wayalife.com/showthread.php?t=55768
I have had a couple questions about my Fusion 4x4 Dana 60’s. I bought them about the same time as a buddy of mine who bought the Funatrac XD60’s with almost the exact same set up (wheels, tires, suspension, etc) as me. I wanted to post my thoughts and comparison from what we have both noticed.
The question I get most is whether I like them or wish I would have gone Dynatrac. I’m still not 100% sure, to be honest. Sometimes, the grass is greener on the other side.
Aesthetically, Dynatrac definitely wins. It’s the little things like their hardware, calipers, hubs, etc don’t rust after the first drop of water hits. Dynatrac paints the hubs, uses zinc coated or painted hardware, calipers are zinc coated (I believe). Dynatrac’s diff covers are iconic and badass.
Fusion uses black oxide hardware, raw rear calipers and raw rear hubs, etc so it rusts really easily. The diff covers are simple, utilitarian and not fancy at all. I attached some pics to give context. In all fairness, Dan at Fusion did say he was addressing the hardware. And, it’s not that hard to spray paint the hubs and calipers before install. Wish I would have known.
Aesthetics aside, I think Fusion has some really solid benefits for a much better price. They are much more customizable in axle lengths, gear ratios, pinion gear sizes, lockers, bracket locations/types, etc. For example, they will weld custom brackets for hydro assist, coil-overs, higher shock mounts, etc. at no extra cost. Plus, they come with their aluminum steering components which I’d buy anyway so there is significant value there to me. Oh, and kingpins are pretty badass. Better than Dynatrac’s HD ball joints? Not entirely sure, but I can see the argument for kingpins. All that for a couple/few grand less.
If I were to do it again, it would be a hard decision. The brand whore in me would go Dynatrac. The practical side of me would stick with Fusion.
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