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changing from 10 bolt to dana 60 front...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xpndbl3, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. xpndbl3

    xpndbl3 1/2 ton status

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    Bough a DRW dana 60 out of a 82 dually, I'll be ordering the SRW hubs and rotors shortly. Right now the suburban is on a 6" lift kit and has a raised steering arm, I believe it's called. The dana 60 has kingpins, so can that steering arm be transferred over or what is needed to be swapped. Right now it's an 88 3/4 ton suburban with the 8 lug 10bolt front. I'm guessing the stainless brake lines that I have would swap over to the dana 60 calipers as well?
     
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    k30bb468 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Crossover steering would be the best thing you could do for your steering, otherwise you will need to get either a steering block , to raise the stock arm on the Dana 60 + either a dropped draglink ,or a dropped pitman arm to get some kind of steering, which will still be poor on the road & even worse offroad. Then you'll realize that you should have just went with crosover steering in the first place . Then you have all those parts left over ,when you finally go to crossover & can't get even 1/2 your $$$ back by selling them . (ask me how I know):doah:
     
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    which crossover steering did you go with? Plus I don't know of a local shop to do the machining to the spindle since I assume they all need machining for crossover steering.
     
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    I'm using ORD on mine.
     
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    I went with ORD (I got a deal on some used stuff) ,but there are a ton of other vendors with quality parts.
    Pony up the $25 & become a member (you will not regret it) Then you can use the search function & open up a whole different world of information.
    Just the amount of knowledge & skill on this site overwhelming .





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