Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Paducah, KY
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6 lug 14 bolt FF or Dana 60 rear axle?
Hey guys. As some of you know, I am slowly planning out the conversion of my truck's IFS and 10 bolt suspension into a 1 ton solid axle suspension. Well, the front was easy, a Dana 60 of course. Now, on the rear I have a few questions. I want to put a Corporate 14 bolt FF there, because of the beef and cheapness of them. However, I would really, really like to stay with 6 lug axles. Now, I know they never made any FF with the 6 lug style, but I've often heard that someone saw it at a truck show, or has heard of it, etc. Okay, does anyone actually know how to do this? Or know where to look into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Next option if I can't find that is to just put a Dana 60 in the rear. I'd rather the Corporate for the reasons I said above, but if I have to, the Dana 60 should do. I am only planning on running 35x12.5's, maybe 36's or 35x15's. Would I have any problems with running a well built (Dynatrac or the equivilent) 60 in the rear? Above all, I want to know that unless I do something completely stupid and unsafe, the rear will never be a concern.
Any help is greatly appreciated guys.
1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, Gibson 3" cat back, 4L60, K&N, Rancho 3" lift, 285/75R16's on 16x8 Bajas