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Old 09-08-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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DD with Nitro or Coil Over Shocks

I've run across a hell of a deal: a set of Dana 60's for a total of $300.

Soooo, my TJ will soon be riding on full size 60's. I don't really want to shorten the tubes since it is a royal pain in the butt however, as they sit, the front pumpkin is in the way of my coil springs. I'm thinking a decent and, thankfully, easy solution is to simply put nitro or coil over shock on the front. Mount them just outside the pumpkin and life should be good.

Long story short, question is: has anybody used these for daily driver purposes? The TJ is not my only ride, but I don't want to NOT be able to drive it around town.

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Old 09-08-2007, 10:03 PM   #2
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What are the 60's out of? Year? I've seen a number of TJ with coil-overs are DD's. With the right set of springs on them, they can be awesome on and off-road.

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Old 09-08-2007, 10:21 PM   #3
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From a '79 F250.

Should be awesome offroad!
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:26 PM   #4
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Yep - I'd love to have mine on D60's and 39" tires some day... maybe a couple years from now, but it will happen.

Good luck and be sure to post plenty of pics!
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Poly Performance sells a setup for adding coilovers or air shocks to the front end of a TJ. Check out their site to help make the transition easier. Either way it's going to be a pretty expensive and in depth project, but will be worth it to you for a long time if you plan on running 37 plus inch tires and wheelin it like you stole it.
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From a '79 F250.

Should be awesome offroad!

Those 60's would work?? My bro has 10 of them laying around. How much involved to put them in?
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Those 60's would work?? My bro has 10 of them laying around. How much involved to put them in?
You'll have to cut of the brakets on the axle and weld on all the required TJ brakets, but they are going to be about 2.5" wider on each side over stock.
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I know its going to be a pain to convert 'em over, but in the long run, it'll certainly be worth it. Right now my axle's are my weakest point and I'm looking to remedy that.

Once done I'll be riding a 4.0L, NV3550, Stak 3speed, dana 60's, ARB or Detroit, and 37-40" with bead locks. All that on probably 6.5" lift (5.5 now...)

Haven't sat down to do a parts list...but like I usually do, I'll keep notes and do a writeup afterwards.
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I'm not up to knowledge w/ swapping diffs but wouldn't it also need different drive shafts too?

F250.. i'll keep that in mind
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Very likely. Currently my D30 & D35s have 1310 yokes on 'em and the 60's will likely have 1350 yokes on 'em. Just gotta the the shafts redone to have the proper yokes on 'em.
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or buy conversion joints. Spicer has a 1310/1350 combo joint so you wouldn't have to swap out yokes if you didn't want to. However, I believe in doing it once so the new yokes are tits. There will be move involved with getting those 60s under your rig than just coilovers. You also need to think about steering, limit straps, brake system, and new wheels.

I can DD my rig on 1 tons with Coil Overs and it rides like a dream.
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