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Anyone busted a Dana 60 carrier?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Well? I hear people say you should put a Detroit in a Dana 60 cause its stronger, I get that but who has really busted a dana 60 carrier? I'm converiding ditching the rear 14 bolt for a dana 60 to go with a lower gear ratio than 5.13:1.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I don't think it's the carrier, but more the 30 spline axles that are common in rear '60s that fail.

    Some guy at real truck challenge with a ramcharger broke one with 38" Ground hawgs which are more like 36s. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    thought was a 35 or 40 spline spool and of course axles to match
     
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    I understand your want/need for a lower gear than what a 14FF offers but the problem with the standard diff. in a Dana 60 is that it only has one cross pin . That one cross pin puts a whole lot of stress on the open carrier and it usually wears the carrier in an oblong fashion causing major slop and eventual breakage .
    I have much more faith in a carrier that was designed with a four pinion cross shaft like a D/L or a P/L ....
    Tom
     
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    makes sense. I need to call Moser engineering and find out about 40 spline full float shafts. If I do go with a rear 60 I think its definetally getting a D/L or a spool, likely a spool.
     
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    You mean like this...

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    The PO of my D60 busted it, but provided a new carrier in the box ready to go. Wish he would have gotten a 4.56 up.. LOL
     
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    Wish he would have gotten a 4.56 up.. LOL

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    Ring gear spacer is always an option, and they DO work, I've known many to use them sucessfully.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Wish he would have gotten a 4.56 up.. LOL

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    Ring gear spacer is always an option, and they DO work, I've known many to use them sucessfully.

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    I have not ruled that out. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Also on rear 60's ypu have to hog out the spindle for 1.5" 35 spline stuff to fit. This can be expensive. Also there would not be enough meat there to run anything bigger than 1.5" shafts without risk of spindle failure.
     
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    Well, I aint the techiest guy on here, but I run a D60 rear mainly so I could use an ARB locker. I run 38 inch tires with 4.88 gears and beat the hell out of this thing. Ive had 0 problems so far...
     
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    A friend with a crewcab dodge with 39.5" boggers broke the rear axles just turning off the street. He is running d60's front & rear with 6.17's ,detroits & sm 435 4 speed./forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    A friend with a crewcab dodge with 39.5" boggers broke the rear axles just turning off the street. He is running d60's front & rear with 6.17's ,detroits & sm 435 4 speed./forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

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    Heavy truck, deep gears, manual trans makes a detroit more like a spool, and big, wide tires.....hmm. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    And probably 30 spline axles. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Yes it was the 1.31" 30 spline axles
     
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    David - You know that Steve more than likely stressed those ahfts on a previous off-road trip and they just gave up at that time .
     
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    David - You know that Steve more than likely stressed those ahfts on a previous off-road trip and they just gave up at that time .

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    Makes no difference, 30 spline axles aren't going to hold up to that in the long run is the point.
     
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    My point is that they DID NOT break due to the strain of turning on the street .
    I am not saying that the small 30 spline stuff is the way to go by any means but the stress of normal street driving is not what caused them to fail .
    Tom
     
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    I know the street didn't break his axles, I just stated that they broke while driving on the street. He actually abuses the truck and it did great dragging the burned out caddy at Jones swamp /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    That was pretty cool !!!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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