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Old 12-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Skinny 60 rear

Can anyone tell me what vehicle came with a 60 rear that has a wms to wms of 61" or so? I've got a waggy front 44 with ford hub conv and would like to find a stock setup 60 rear to match the track width. I know I can cut one down but would rather not. Any help here would be appreciated. I've got an 8.8 rear now, and running 37s. Would it be worth even swapping it or do yas think the 8.8 will hold up ok?? Thanks for any input fellas
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:28 AM   #2
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I believe some of the 70's or 80's J trucks had a D60 rear. I can't help more than that but it is a start for research.

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Old 12-22-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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37s are definitely doable on an 8.8 as long as your hammering the peddle when your in a pinch. (super88 for peace of mind) But if your on 37s already, I would be more worrier about building a heavier front than a low pinion 44 if you plan on going bigger in the future.

One problem - Ford 8.8 is 5x4.5 and Ford front hubs will be 5x5.5 unless you do go for the super88 conversion in the rear or running 2 different bolt patterns.

I am halfway through doing something similar but with a hp30, 8.8 and 35s...
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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I'm hoping it will all hold up at least for a run or so. I've already got it rolling on stock 8.8 n waggy44 with 1/2 tread GY MTrs. It's been like a 20 month build so I'm just glad to be back on the road. I've got spare axles n joints so gonna aim for windrock around February or so. Considering I fabbed all the brackets n used a 4" xflex n rugged ridge sye n did it all in my driveway has me all giddy. Oh n a ruff stuff steering setup from craigslist.

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