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60 vs. 70 front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    There's a Dana 70 I spotted today for sale. It's out of an older Dodge. Closed knuckle, drum brake.

    Is it worth the time, or would just staying with a Dana 60 be best?
     
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    Is it worth the time, or would just staying with a Dana 60 be best?

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    In my oponion no it is not worth the time.
     
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    Is it worth the time, or would just staying with a Dana 60 be best?

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    In my oponion no it is not worth the time.

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    I'll 2nd that. My friend has one. It's a good yard conversation piece, that's about it.
     
  4. mountainexplorer

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    So, Im assuming the little extra strength that a 70 has is probably cancelled out (in value terms) by the fact that it's a closed knuckle axle with drum brakes. Thats was my thought, and now that it is confirmed by a couple others, I think I'll pass on it.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    About the only thing those types of 70's are good for are the 35 spline outer stub shafts. Other than that, the rest makes a good boat anchor. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    About the only thing those types of 70's are good for are the 35 spline outer stub shafts. Other than that, the rest makes a good boat anchor. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    The closed knuckle ones dont even have those!
     
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    The only D70 worth looking at is one out of a motor home that has disk brakes and open nuckles, then again they are extremely expensive.
     
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    The only D70 worth looking at is one out of a motor home that has disk brakes and open nuckles, then again they are extremely expensive.

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    I'm so happy to put my 30 spline outer D60 under, that I don't really care what they have out there that's cool and stronger. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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