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D44 or D60?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ben Malinski, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. Ben Malinski

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    Which in the opinion of readers here is better; D44 or D60. Better for all around general use.
    Thanks!
     
  2. morphed86k10

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    lol, this is great. There is not real answer here, you really need to elaborate on what your use will be. If its anything but rock crawling with tires below 36" the Dana 44 will be great, but with large horsepower, larger tires, or rockcrawling, go with the 60.
     
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    Depends on if you can afford a D60 and/or want peace of mind.

    Our first PNWFS4x4 run resulted in TWO D44's grenading on muddy/rocky trails. Quite a show. I know there's a guy here that has been preaching that you don't need a D60 ad nauseum, but it's all a personal choice. Trail fixes suck.
     
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    Everyone here is going to say get a D60. And I will too unless your running smaller than a 35" tire. You lose some clearance with the D60 so you'll just about scrape the ground with anything under a 35".
     
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    Dna 60s are great, but they weigh alot, are hard to find parts when you break them, and when you do find parts they are expensive. I had one, but sold it since I am building something alot smaller and lighter. And between the dana 60 and 14 FF you will kill gas milage. I am not one that cares for gas milage, but I hate getting single digit milage in anything but my Firebird /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    what part was it that you couldnt find?
    you must be refering to wrecking yard searches or something as everything is available from Dana as they still make the axle
     
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    give me the 60, or give me death.

    J
     
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    I you have the cash, the D60 is the only way to go. If I had the cash I would have one, but for now my 10 bolt is going to 8 lug. If and when I can get the cash the D60 will be in, and the 10 bolt is history.
     
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    I think a D30 front is the way to go /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    yea I think I have a dana30 in the back of my ATC! LOL
     
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    Dana 60 is the only way to go on any fullsize truck.

    Will
     

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