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D60 Lift Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scrappy88, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. scrappy88

    scrappy88 1/2 ton status

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    I'm sure this has been asked before but I searched and couldn't find anything conclusive. I need to know how much a Dana 60 would "lift" the front end of the truck when compared to a 10 bolt. I've seen anything from 1/2" up to 1 1/4". Does anyone know? I'm trying to plan out what springs I will need and I'd like to factor in the amount of lift the axle itself would give. Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  2. Hardcore

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    I've been told 3/4" over a 10 bolt.
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    An inch.
     
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    MY DANA 60 HAVE 3/4" OVER THE 10 BOLT.
     
  5. scrappy88

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    I'll figure for 1 inch then. Thanks guys! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Sounds like you already got a close enough answer but....

    there are two parts to the equation: The axletube diameters themselves, and the perch height.

    If you could measure the total distance from the bottom of the axle tube to the top of the perch on each axle, then factor out the difference in axletube diameters....you could get it pretty exact.

    I know I got some unwanted lift when I swapped the D44 for the D60....it got even worse when I added the 6* shims to correct my pinion angles....... /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  7. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    There was a 3/4" difference when I went from 10 bolt to D60.
     

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