Re: Anybody have a D60 rear on their zook?
My D60 is an early 70s chevy with nothing done to it that wasn't from the factory. I just picked it up Saturday and want to get started on it but also don't want to do something in my eagerness to get started that I'll end up changing later. I'm planning on running 37s, so I debated going toyota or dana, but with the dana 300 case, I decided to keep my driveshaft with the same style joints at both ends. I was really only looking for a D44, but I got a pair of 4.10 geared 8 bolt D60 rear, D44 front chevy axles and a spare 3.54 6 bolt D44 front assembly for $100. It made my decision easier.
How wide are your axles wms to wms? I think I'm about 65 rear, 67 front. I want to narrow because it just seems way too wide. I'm in PA and the samurai has always been nice because it will squeeze through such small places. I was going to narrow to around 56". I was thinking on cutting down only the long side of the front axle and making the rear to match.
Cutting down may not happen though. I'm a self taught fabricator and don't know if I'm quite up to that chapter yet. Either way, my biggest concern isn't width or clearance, but weight. How do you like wheeling with that big thing hanging behind you? My samurai hasn't seen the light of day for better than 6 months since before I decided on my current drivetrain (grenaded a clutch and end up replacing the engine, transmission, tcase and axles, go figure) so I'm not even sure what to expect with the new weight of the rest of the running gear. Basically, I'm a few grand into this project and starting to get concerned that my motto "overkill is cool" might be becoming overkill. Ironic.
Sorry about the very long post. In a nutshell, do you like the D60, or should I use it as a for sale item and get a D44?