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Re: Looking for advice - Purchase this Dana 60??
The price for the 60 isn`t that bad, I paid $50 for mine. The problem for you is the shipping. That put`s it way out of line. What was said about 14 bolt`s is true, Lot`s of them and the detroit locker`s are cheap. I looked that direction also, But man that is one big, Heavy axel. My $.02 on them are this, Think twice about them if your staying with average size tire`s, ie; anything under 35". The punk`in on those guy`s are HUGE. They eat alot of ground clearance, especially if SUA. If you are SOA or going bigger than 35`s, I`d say go for it. I lost 3/4" when I swapped my rear D44 for the D60 I built. I`ll get it back when I get bigger tire`s this spring. Had I to do it over again though, I would give the Ford 9" a harder look. That`s a cheap and plentiful axel also, Very strong, And a much better choice from a ground claerance standpoint. Just my .02, Good luck on your project, Whichever way you go.