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d60 could this guy be trying to get one over on me???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by unick, May 17, 2004.

  1. unick

    unick 1/2 ton status

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    SO this guy contacs me about a d60 he has for sale. He saw my name on ebay and sent an email. here's what he said

    "Heavy duty, 8 lug, part time, 3.54:1 gearing. Unit has been hot tanked, and rebuilt with all new bearings, seals, u joints and ball joints, sourced from either Spicer or A/C Delco. Does not include brake rotors, steering linkage or vacuum box. These can be found easily from a truck wrecking yard. Complete unit would sell for around 1200$. I want 600$. I bought it as a spare, but of course didn't need it."

    I asked him what year it is and he said

    "It was from a 1994+ 3500 series (dually). I bought both front and rear, the rear is in my truck. If you know how to tell, or want me to look for a code, I could do that. It must have been older that 2000. "

    Could this be a d61 and this guy is trying to run a fast one on me? I know the d61s had high gear ratios.


    lmk
    Nick
     
  2. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    well a dana 60 doesnt have ball joints... never heard of a dana 61 though..

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    You want a 60 wiht King Pins not ball joints.
     
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    Sounds like he has a D60 from a Dodge Ram 3500. The newer D60's in the Ram's have ball joints and the center axle disconnect POS. I'd pass it up and not even think twice, even at half of what he is asking /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    well im glad I asked. It seemed kindof shaddy to me. Thanx guys.

    Nick
     
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    vacuum box.

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    Run away...

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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sounds like something from a dodge. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    and ball joints

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    Far, far away... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I always hear people bashing Ball joints. Whats so bad about them? Are they just not as strong as kingpins?

    lmk
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    I imagine they are harder to service too
     
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    they are lighter, they make upgrade kits for those Dodge axles, but the upgrade kit costs as much as a Dana 60 should cost you, actually more. The one thing that would make me turn away from that thing really is that 94+ Dodges are coil sprung. You'd have to contend with all that junk to put leaf springs on it. Oh and they are Driver side pumpkin.
     
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    But that makes it eaiser to find an NP241 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Look on the bright side, it means more upgrades!
     
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    He wasn't from the Portland Oregon area was he. Sounds like he might be related to that scam artist they are talking about on Pirate and to some extent here. I can't think of his name right now.

    BH.
     
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    yea he was in oregon.
     
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    could his name have been Kevin?

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    yea i read that not to long ago. Im not gonna get the axle but I hope its not the same guy trying to get other people.

    Nick
     

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