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advice on dana 60 please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ChickenRammit, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. ChickenRammit

    ChickenRammit 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i found a guy who was selling a dana 60 for $1300 so i wrote him an email and offered him $800 just not really thinking he would take it. well he responds saying he's moving and he has to get rid of it by this weekend because after that he'll have move somewhere else. so my question is, does $800 seem like a good deal if its in good shape?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    complet 60 in calif sounds good for 800 bucks. most guys on hear are looking for them and cant find them out there to easy. kind of hard for us in the east newengland area. most are rusted out and sent to the crushers now. and the old yards are cleaning house with the steal price these days.
     
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    For $800 I would buy it. I paid $1000 for a Dana 60 that was completely disassembled and a 14FF that were both open and needed to have the gears changed in 1 so they would match.

    Ira
     
  4. ChickenRammit

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    ok, so i just called the guy and it came out of a '89 crew cab dually, so now i would have to track down the srw hubs, so does this still seem worthwhile?
     
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    Yes it is worth while several guys on here are looking for DRW hubs and are willing to trade straight across. If you still need a 1 ton rear find a DRW Dana 70 and run stock H1 rims.

    Ira
     
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    Run some H1 stock rims and you're good to go!
     
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  8. Can Can

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    In 89 the 1 ton front axle was a D60. What's this talk of DRW?:confused:
     
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    Come on now Can Can we all know you have an 89 1ton 4x4:rolleyes: :D

    Ira
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm a total noob when it comes to 1 ton ****. YOu got a PM coming, brother.
     
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    Dual Rear Wheel. On dually's the front hubs are wider to compensate for the wide rear wheels. A dually D70 is much wider than a 14bff so it is about teh same width as a DRW front 60. Using hummer rims, they have 7" of backspacing, putting the tires wider than stock, but not largly out there...
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yeah, sandawg schooled me on the difference last night. I never knew that there were two different styles of hubs.......:doah:
     
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    You should leave the lounge more often. Or maybe not. Back to work.:D
     
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    Trust me- over the last 2 months I've spent way more time then ever reading up on tech. I liked it much better before, when I was technically inept and knew nothing about my truck.........:crazy:
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I paid about the same up here in NorCal for one that was in decent shape on the outside but had a pumpkin full of water. No major damage since the water was only in there briefly. I tore it down and rebuilt it anyway. But, it wasn't from a dually...
     
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    SRW hubs can be bought at any GM dealership. I got mine there $360 for the pair. came with new rotors, studs and races. that puts you halfway to rebuilt. and you don't need to buy funny wheels.
     
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    I got my SRW hubs from www.gmpartsdirect.com
    May not be friendly on shipping, but beat the loal prices...
     
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    I checked gmpartsdirect.com the other day and the SRW hubs were $159ea shipped to my door. That price was with $40 shipping for each.
     
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    does the front end remain much wider than the rear end when using the drw hubs? it was hard to tell from this photograph because the wheels are turned.
     

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