Dana 60 front axles (calling all experts)
OK, I've been searching through the archive for the last hour and a half. I've found buckets of information but some has been conflicting.
I've got my Dad on a search for a Dana 60 for the front of my truck. Yeah, that's right, I'm contemplating going "thy way of thy 8 lug". It depends on cost. I don't think a complete Dana 60 is worth more than $400, what do you guys think?
First, are the gears for a front Dana 60 the same as the gears for a rear Dana 60? I find it pretty unlikely that I'll find a 3.73-geared Dana 60. Every single one I've ever seen is a 4.11. However, 3.73 geared 14FFs are common (and I've got one). I either want 3.73 or 4.11 gears. 4.56s would blow with my winter tires (235x75r15s).
If I were to stick this under the front of the truck all I'd have to do is bolt it on and use a different univeral joint, right? All the steering will be the same, correct? Will I be able to fit the rotors and calipers in my 15" aluminum wheels (I've read yes and no)?
Calipers is where I get confused. Are they the same as my half ton ones or not? My half ton ones are the same as my 3/4 ton ones off my other truck but I know 1 tons use monster binders.
I'm going to spend some more kwality time searching. I must say, I've found some pretty cool [bleep].