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Old 04-18-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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how much grunt will a dana 60 hold????

monday i am starting the engine build for my sbc swap...im projecting 400+hp......just a little backstory....89 yj,9 inches of lift with 35'' at's,1/2 ton axles...pretty much know these are not going to hold.....i have a chance to pick up a set of dana 60's for a good price....will these hold the power?...planning a th350 trans(built) and a dana 300 case......

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Old 04-18-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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oh...also adding 4'' body lift and going to 44'' tsl boggers....

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Well, I'm new to Jeeps, but not Dana 60s.

They'll hold up fine. They hold up to big block Dodges no problem.

Like anything else, if you try to break them, you probably will, but they'll take a lot of trying.

The one thing I miss about my old truck is the FF rear.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:35 PM   #4
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how much will a dana 60 hold?
about 3 quarts

couldn't resist, just jokin with ya. dana 60 is a good choice for your application. no one asked me, but 4" body lift is a little crazy
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depends on what dana 60 you use. There are good ones, and bad ones. What did your donor 60 come from?
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Ive heard of people jumping their jeeps with D-60s and blowing tires but going right back to the trail
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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I gotta agree the 4" body lift is a bit extreme. here is a YJ 9" of lift and 37's on 60's. If you cut a bit of fender they will fit fine.

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depends on what dana 60 you use. There are good ones, and bad ones. What did your donor 60 come from?

Good point.
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jimminy christmas.i thiught a grunt was a mud marine or a doggie soldier.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
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As stated depends on which 60's. Some had 30 splines. Heck the new J8 60 is 30 spline c-clip as I recall. so make sure you know what your getting or you could be spending $$ twice.
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Most 60 rears are 30 spline and alot of the fronts are 35 spline. But remember it is not only the spline count that matters, it is also the thickness of the shaft. A 60 in any form is stronger than what the he has, and most can be built to suit your needs. Not many are left alone and ran stock so he is probably going to be spendingf money on the upgrades anyway, just get a good platform to start with and go from there.
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There are certain model vehicles that really did come with 60's that are not valuable for what we do. Also if he's going to go with a 300 then is it going to be flipped or standard that has a lot to say about needing ford or dodge 60's for pumpkin sides. And yes most rears did come 30 spline which means that it's going to have to be bored out to hold 35 spline etc. Some late model duty fronts aren't as desireable because they moved the diff further to the outside etc.... Really to make a good statement on a specific set of axles we need to know what they came out of, as some of the others have stated.
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Yes I agree some are less desireable depending on how it will be used, here is a link to Bill Vistas Dana 60 bible, lots of good info on several different types of Dana 60 axles. It mainly deals with the fronts but has some info on the rears as well, you can also get the capacities for several of the axles there.

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about 3 quarts

couldn't resist, just jokin with ya. dana 60 is a good choice for your application. no one asked me, but 4" body lift is a little crazy
3 in body lift is the tallest legal and safe.i saw a 10 in home made body lift
on a chevy luv once in a guys yard for sale one time pure stupidity and insanity.neo

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