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Old 01-04-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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Dana 60?

Would a Dana 60 fit on my jeep?

Just curious because my father in-law took it off his 68 camaro to up-grade it.

It has disc brakes. Looks twice the size of my d44.


If these fit are they a good upgrade? Or is the Ford 8.8 better?

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Old 01-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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The D60 is a great upgrade... as far as fitting... what the mounting surface width on it? I'm going out on a limb and saying that the spring perches are no where near close though so they will need to be cut off and new ones welded on.

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I disagree, I would rather have an 8.8. A 60 front on the other hand...nothing better
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Sorry not sure how these things work really lol...

Do axles work as rear and front?

I was thinking they are different.
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Well honestly its a screwup by Dana Corp. Alot of rear axles have a front counterpart with the same name, although they are most of the time vastly different. A Dana 60 rear couldn't be any more different than a Dana 60 front. The rear axles are 30 spline, the fronts are 35 for starters. The equilvalent of a front would be a Dana 70/80/10.25 if your talking ford. If your talking GM it would be a 14-bolt. They named the axles by the center section not the overall package. And even just talking about the front 60s I know there are 4 varietys of those in the 70's alone.
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Depends on what you're wanting. There are different width D60's. Also what size tires? The pumpkin on the D60 is much bigger than a D35 or D44, so you'll be dragging the bottom out and hanging up everywhere if you're running 33's. Also, it has a different bolt pattern, so unless you change your front as well or do whatever changes, your spare isn't going to fit both front and rear.

The closest you'll find to a direct bolt in D60 is from a 78-79 F250.
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I disagree, I would rather have an 8.8. A 60 front on the other hand...nothing better
how bout a rockjock 60 ?
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:28 AM   #8
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lol, well I like nice stuff but I don't like padding the pockets of manufacturers to do it. I run 10.25's in mine and have never broke one....and they are 100 bucks at a pick and pull yard....kinda hard to beat that price
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lol, well I like nice stuff but I don't like padding the pockets of manufacturers to do it. I run 10.25's in mine and have never broke one....and they are 100 bucks at a pick and pull yard....kinda hard to beat that price
So you are telling me you dont like throwin a few grand at a single axle?

I agree though, it is much cheaper if you can build it on your own. I dont think I could ever bring myself to spend that kind of coin if I can build it for half the price on my own.
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You hit the nail right on the head. I make every single piece on my rigs from the motor mounts, to the bumpers, the axles, the suspension, right down to the body and paint....not because I am cheap, but I know if I do it, I will only have one person to blame if it turns out bad. There is no way I would ever buy one of those high dollar pieces when a stock one will do just as well....plus I really like pissin those guys off when I go up something they cant hehe
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You hit the nail right on the head. I make every single piece on my rigs from the motor mounts, to the bumpers, the axles, the suspension, right down to the body and paint....not because I am cheap, but I know if I do it, I will only have one person to blame if it turns out bad. There is no way I would ever buy one of those high dollar pieces when a stock one will do just as well....plus I really like pissin those guys off when I go up something they cant hehe
I am not too experienced in fab work, so I cant build much on my own, but i do have some friends that are familiar with a torch and a welder so I turn that part over to them...but I am always right there helping where I can and watching/learning the whole time we are doing fab work for my jeep.
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Hey man that's where it all begins. 15 years ago I didnt know crap either other than wiring (which I grew up with)....just don't let anyone tell you it can't be done, and always remember how bad you want it and you can make it happen.
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Hey man that's where it all begins. 15 years ago I didnt know crap either other than wiring (which I grew up with)....just don't let anyone tell you it can't be done, and always remember how bad you want it and you can make it happen.
Ya I am all for "thinking outside of the box." Just right now, I can form the ideas, but dont have the skill yet to create them. The time will come though. Sorry to the OP for the hijack lol


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