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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2002, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 61 - worth the gas to get?

I found a Dana 61 for $100. I have read that it is nuts to build. Since I eventually want to add ARB locker, is this something seriously avoid, or have there been strides in the use of these things that I haven't found?

It looks good at first with heavy tubes, etc..., but the carrier business is worrysome.

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Re: Dana 61 - worth the gas to get?

I heard only a couple of rare examples can be inexpensively outfitted with low gears.
General consensus to my knowledge is to avoid them...

Shouldn't you be looking for a 14 bolt?
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Re: Dana 61 - worth the gas to get?

Avoid it. No one really has anything for them, that I can recall. You could get a 60 or 14 bolt for not much more than $100.
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Re: Dana 61 - worth the gas to get?

there was an article on offroad.com about a score prerunner that was using this. It was a pretty long article with tech, it may have said more about the 61. It's probably in there archives. Hope this helps.
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