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D60 or 14bolt??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by misterfnygy, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. misterfnygy

    misterfnygy 1/2 ton status

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    Hi all, I have been looking around for some new axles for the blazer. A buddy of mine that owns a tow yard has a set of D60's out of a pickup. What do you think- should I pick up the D60's or wait to find a 14 bolt? I really don't care about the 8 lug pattern since I need new wheels and tires when I get the truck put together.

    Also- what is a fair price for two D60's, f/r, with 6" lift springs and decent wheels and tires already mounted. They are disk brake front and drum rear. He seems to think that the set would go for around $1400- I think that is way high. Thanks
     
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    $1000 is not unusual to pay for a steering dana 60.
     
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    misterfnygy 1/2 ton status

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    I have been looking around and all I seem to find are rear axles. I havent looked for axles in years so I really don't know what they are going for know- so you think that 1400 is decent??
     
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    If it has lift springs and wheels and tires already with it then yes $1400 is not bad. I paid $1000 for my 60 and 14FF and the 60 was in pieces I had to put it together. Also what are the axles coming out of?

    Ira
     
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    1400$ isnt too bad....It just really depends where you live also. I just sold a junkyard rust covered 60f for 1200$ if that means anything.
     
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    that rear dana is actually a 70 if they are a set (or it could be a 60 if its from a dodge) If they are chevy axles though and they are a set it is a 70.

    1400 isnt too bad, not great though either. If they are a set then they are from a drw vechicle so the front 60 will have drw hubs... all depends on what your looking to do. Personally id take a 70 over a 14 bolt, but thats me
     
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    Also if it is a rear 70 from a dually, the hubs from a 14FF SRW will bolt on to it and then you can run H1 wheels with the stock backspacing front and rear:D .

    Ira
     
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    huh??? do you mean hummer rims as they are or recntered to stock b/s. You dont need to swap hubs to run hummer rims (with their 7.25" of backspacing...) on a 70...
     
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    If you put the SRW 14ff hubs on a Dually Dana 70 it increases the WMS to equal that of a DRW Dana 60 front => no need to recenter any H1 wheels and the tires will still be tucked inside the wheel well:D . I am pretty sure Poohbear on here did that to his ride before it was parted out.

    Ira
     
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    A drw dana 70 has a 72" wms to wms and you can run non recentered h1's on it no problem. Running 14 bolt hub may push it out even farther but its not needed...
     
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    Agreed but it is the same as putting a Van 14FF under your truck and having a SRW Dana 60. It makes the rear equal the front.

    Ira
     
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    Wow- lots of info!! I haven't even seen the axles yet- he told me they were both D60's. I am going to look at them Monday. Wouldn't it be possible that it is a 14 bolt rear- since he really isn't sure. It seems to me like the 60/14 bolt was a stock combo in Chevys???
    The axles are out of a 90 something chevy that had a sas and got totaled so who know where they came from originally??
     
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    Its very possible that its a 14 bolt, i see people make the mistake all the time cause they just dont know. Remember d60 front = kingpins, no ball joints. A 60 and 70 look very similar but the 70 is bigger. but the only combos that came together in gms are 14 bolt/ d60 and d70/d60
     
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    Back to the question.....

    I thing it might depend on the quality of the tires, you said you needed new wheels and tires anyway. The price for the axle combo is slightly high but we all know what tires cost, if the tires are in good shape and you could use them or sell them might be the real deciding factor, you might have $1500 worth of wheels and tires for $1400 and a free pair of axles.....
     
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    he said it was a newer chevy sas, so i am going to go out on a limb here and guess someone just pirated the D60's from a 78/79 ford pickup. most likely they arent chevy axles, well at least the front anyway.
     
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    Well just got more info- it is a 60 front and 14ff rear- both 8 lug hubs, srw. The tires-not sure what brand- are about 50% tread and the wheels are chromed steel- ugly ones with the gold centers. blocks in the rear, springs in front, shocks all around. The best part-- the guy that has these owes my dad some money- I get them for no dough out of pocket and just finish up some projects for dad!!!!

    So now here is the new question-- anyone need my old D44/12 bolt????
     
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    Sounds like a fair price.....

    I always liked the gold centered wheels, blast them and weld on some beadlocks.....
     
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    So is it a Ford 60 or a chevy, huge score anyway just made bigger if it is a RC 60
     
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    I have heard it hear before- RC 60- what is it??
     
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    Means reverse cut, or high pinion (not the member of the band). It is a Ford front axle and passenger drop. It is worth a bit more than a Chevy front end but you will have to swap t-cases to run it.
     

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