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D60 or 14sf?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    the d60 is probably a little bit stronger due to ring gear size but what are the axle shaft like compared to the 14bsf?

    Also which has more ground clearence?
     
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    Dana 60 out of what? 30 spline SF? 30 spline FF? 35 spline SF?

    The only real advantage i see to a 60 is if you are staying SF, then the 35 spline SF would be a stronger shaft along with not having C-clips. But good luck finding one of those, they arent exactly common.
     
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    the D60 would be stronger if its full-float.
     
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    Only if you step up to 35 spline. The 30spline, even in full float, is weak.
     
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    Thats just a housing, you still have to fill it with gears and shafts. And since its just a regular 60, i dont think you can get it to accept 35spline SF parts, somebody will have to confirm this, but thats what i recall. I go with a 14bSF over a 30 spline 60, 35 spline is debatable IMHO.

    No offense, but why would you pay that much for a housing anyway? You can get a rear 60 in a junkyard for dirt cheap, they are nowhere near the cost of a front.
     
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    i dunno.... i saw it all shiny and said i want it... also looks like it has disc brakes.

    junkyard is probably where I'll end up.
     
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    Strength of a axle would be determined by the axle shafts and pinion size. Ring gears usually fail because the pinion gear started to fail......
     
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    the full float design is far superior Ill leave it at that.
     
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    so to repeat my originaly question which has more ground clearence?


    d60 or a 14sf?

    If there are different size 60's then i'm talking about the one with the most clearence.
     
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    all 60 housings are the same pretty much, not sure if it or the sf has more clearence though. Ive worked on both in person, im thinking they are real close.
     
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    go with a 14 bolt FF or SF it doesnt matter, its a direct bolt in. way cheaper and easier that way. most people here run them without issues.
     
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    Same ring gear, same pumpkin, same clearance.
     
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    could i get the 14sf shaved somehow? what all is invlovled in it? If i can pull it off with a sawzall and a custom cover then i might do it myself.
     
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    d60 has more clearance
     
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    Yep you are correct, I wouldn't even concider a semi floater axle if there was a full float avail.
     
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    Rock a 14bFF and be done with it, you'll never worry about bustin a rear axle again.
     

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