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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-26-2000, 01:29 PM
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DANA 60

what are your guys thougths on dana 60's? in my endless seach for better axles i have come across several of them. i understand that they are pretty beefy axles..but how much of a benefit would i gain from having dana 6o's? my main concern is loosing to much ground clearance and will drag the diff over everything. i will only be running 35's..is that enough clearance or is it just better to put dana 44's front and rear. can i use dana 60's front and rear out of a ford. or should i just use a 60 rear, and a 44 front.?

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Re: DANA 60

most fords diff would be on the wrong side for a cj
the 60 only hangs down an inch lower than a 44

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3/4tonyj has done the swap, looks great. You can check it out on his page, can't seem to find the url, maybe somebody else has
it, or better yet if 3/4ton is still hanging around.

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Re: DANA 60

Am running a 60 in my TJ. See the article on my web site at:
http://www.hal-pc.org/~chartr/Dana60.html
if you want to read it. Lots of b.s. in there, but some facts too. It is not on my CBrack web site and there is no link from there either.

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Re: DANA 60

How does the D60 clearance compare to the D70? How about the 14 Bolt? I'm thinking about upgrading again at a later date (after the 350, doubler, and 38" Boggers). I was going to run D60 front, with Detroit or ARB, but was thinking D70 or 14 Bolt for the rear, with full spool.

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Re: DANA 60

i just came across a dana 60 out of a 3/4 ton GM, it has 4.56's and is full floating for 300$ is this a good axle to put under my cj? and is it a good price?

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Re: DANA 60

blackcj, that full floater D60 you saw, I'll bet it's an 8 lug bolt unit. Before you buy make sure you can change it to a 5 on 5 1/2.

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the gm ff dana 60 is an 8 lug, is there a way i can change that, like take it to a machine shop and have them change the bolt pattern, or i recall some one offering a kit that changes 8 bolts to 5 or vice versa...

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Re: DANA 60

well i will be running a d60 out of a pre 74 jeep pickup.. its semi floating .. with 35 splines.. 1 and half inch axles... and its already 5 on 5 and half.. all pre 74 jeeps are.. mine was out of the 1/2 ton.. with a heavy duty option.. but the 3/4 and 1 tons came with it stock.. 1/2 usually had d44's front and rear.. infact will be putting it under the jeep friday.. just got it painted and cleaned today.. put together tomorrow.. they also came with 4.10's..


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