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Old 10-02-2007, 08:54 PM   #1
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Dana 60 Rebuild

Was wondering if anybody know of a decent site to find info on rebuilding a set of dana 60's.

A friend of a friend is selling a set from an old truck of his and only wants a whopping $300 total for 'em. (no, I'm not giving out his phone number ) So needless to say my TJ will soon have some serious guts under it. Problem is that I've never played with axles before and need to do some serious research in advance.

Got any sites you could recommend?

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Old 10-02-2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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What kind of truck? Year?

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Old 10-02-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
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Andy is on it like no other with those links. If you are building up a 60 Pirate is the only place to go.

I'm curious too. What make/model/year truck? If it's an F350 Snow Fighter I'm coming to get you.
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I'm curious too. What make/model/year truck? If it's an F350 Snow Fighter I'm coming to get you.
There are bad D60's and there are good D60's... especially when wanting to swap them under a TJ.
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There are bad D60's and there are good D60's... especially when wanting to swap them under a TJ.
wrong. No Dana 60 is bad.
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wrong. No Dana 60 is bad.
There's one weird hybrid I know of, but can't remember the year and model it came out of. Only had like 2.5 inch tubes and a couple other oddities.
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There's one weird hybrid I know of, but can't remember the year and model it came out of. Only had like 2.5 inch tubes and a couple other oddities.

there is also one that I think had 16 spline shafts...

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:09 PM   #9
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Tis from a '79 F250. The guy says they are open and currently 3.54's (if I remember right). Spring in back and coil up front. Disc in front and drum in back.

I'm thinking of doing detroits with 5.13's pushing 40's, disc front and back (even thinking of putting second brake system so I can control front and back separately), hydro assist, tubed fenders, and coil overs in all 4 corners. Gonna stretch forward and back a couple inches altho haven't figured what to do with the gas tank tho in the back...can't get rid of back seat due to kiddos wanting to ride.

Should be months of work since I only get to do a few hours here and there, but should be a serious rock beast when done!

Seen all the pirate entries (read 'em a dozen times); got any others?
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Take a look at Gen-Right's gas tanks.
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Very cool. That'll solve the rear seat / stretch problem...but $800? Ouch.

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Gen-Right Crawler Comp Tank
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Yukon 5.13 (*2) w/ master install kit (*2)
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:00 AM   #12
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You can go cheaper. Look at the RCI 2161 fuel cell. It will fit behind the seat. You will have to modify it to work with your stock sender and fuel pump but you can get the rings from Kenneth at KORE4x4customs.com


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and the rings

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Actually, there isn't much space behind my seat. I picked up a set of rear seat relocation brackets from TX Customs (bare with their website, it is still being built). The brackets move the back seat back about 5 inches ...gives actual leg room for the kiddos to sit.

(mention I sent you and you might get a discount )
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Actually, there isn't much space behind my seat. I picked up a set of rear seat relocation brackets from TX Customs (bare with their website, it is still being built). The brackets move the back seat back about 5 inches ...gives actual leg room for the kiddos to sit.

(mention I sent you and you might get a discount )
The cell mentioned will still fit behind the rear seat with the seat moved back 5 inches.
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The cell mentioned will still fit behind the rear seat with the seat moved back 5 inches.
Yup, either that or cut the tub and move the tank up several inches to where it is under the seats and still clears the axle at full stuff.

If you have emissions testing in your state you will definitely have to retrofit a cell to handle the stock TJ pump/sender.
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Yup, either that or cut the tub and move the tank up several inches to where it is under the seats and still clears the axle at full stuff.

If you have emissions testing in your state you will definitely have to retrofit a cell to handle the stock TJ pump/sender.

Didn't see if he was triangulating his uppers with the install, but do it. Its definitley worth your while.
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Didn't see if he was triangulating his uppers with the install, but do it. Its definitley worth your while.
Yeup. I haven't had to run a rear trac bar for about 4 years now.
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Yeup. I haven't had to run a rear trac bar for about 4 years now.
My rear suspension is setup pretty much the same way. According to the numbers it should work great, if not... I'll definitely be a quick post deleter
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Yeup. I haven't had to run a rear trac bar for about 4 years now.
Track bars bring the suck!
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Track bars bring the suck!
You can say that mr. full hydro I have no trac bars at all.
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SUSPENSION GEOMETRY FTW!!

I can't wait to get the rear finished up.

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