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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2000, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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What\'s a Dana 50?

Okay, I'm trying to find a front axle similar in strength to a Corporate 14bolt Semi Floater 9.5" rear axle that I can use on my truck. A Dana 60 would just be overkill, and much stronger than that rear. I only want to run like 36's, so I don't really need 1 tons stuff. Just heard about the Dana 50 on the new F-250's (I know it's a F%^d, but the axle is made by Spicer/Dana, not "them"). What is it? How does it stack up to the 14bolt SF? Can it be made to match the Chevy 6x5.5" lug pattern? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys.

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<font color=blue>The dana 50 is used on 3/4 and single rear wheel 1 ton Ford Super Dutys. I think it would be well matched to the SF 14 bolt. The only problem is its 8 lug and I've never seen one converterd to 5 or 6 lug so I don't know if it can be done. The pumpkin is on the driver's side so you might be able to adapt it to your truck. Try asking the Ford guys.</font color=blue>

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<font color=purple>The other problem is that it has a unique 8-lug pattern unlike any previous Ford, Dodge, or GM. It's 1/4" off on the bolt circle, so you'd have to use a Ford SD rear if you wanted matching wheel bolt patterns. In addition, the 50 has very limited options for gears & lockers/L-S's. I do agree however that it would make a nice match for that rear if not for the downside. BTW, a 60 front would only have a ring gear 1/4" larger than a 14-bolt SF, but again, a 6-lug 60 may or may not be a possibility. </font color=purple>

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Re: What\'s a Dana 50?

Thanks guys. Due to the odd lug pattern it's already been crossed off the list. Starting to think I may as well just start saving up for a D60 front, 14 FF rear, and a new set of 8 lug rims. It'll be overkill for 35's, but I know I won't break them. Oh well.....

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