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D60 questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clarkjw24, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. clarkjw24

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    Well I ordered my gears and install kit yesterday from PORC and they arrrived today.:bow: So I decided to finally tear into the D60. I've got a few questions.

    1. Where can I get the bolt that goes into the cross pin?
    2. Can I drill out my 1/2 dodge studs for the larger 9/16 chevy studs?
    3. Am I correct that the large pinion shims go in before the large pinion bearing race?
    4. Also my D60 didn't have any side carrier shims, does this sound right?
    5. Whats the best way to weld the spiders?

    I'm going out to drink a beer and stare at it some more. I hope to put it all back together tomorrow, so any advice and answers welcome.:wink1:
     
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    AFAIK, the D60 uses a steel roll pin. Drive it out with a punch.

    Have you pulled off the carrier bearings? The shims won't come off until you do ;)
     
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    I believe that you can swap in 9/16" studs without drilling them out. If I remember right when I helped my buddy do up his Dodge D60 there was holes in the rotor assembly big enough for 9/16" bolts but Dodge used 1/2" studs. I believe that he just hammered them out and hammered in the new studs.

    Harley
     
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    Another question. My carrier had 4.10s so my 5.13s aren't going to work are they? I'm gonna need a spool or detroit right?
     
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    You do not have the right carrier for 5.13's unless you have thick gears. IMHO if you are spending the money to do the axle right do the Detroit and forget about it.

    Harley
     
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    Yeah, I was reading through the bible and they said that no one makes thick gears. I wasn't thinking when I ordered, :doah: I was going to order a spool but changed my mine on the phone (said to myself, hell I'll just weld up my carrier) so I guess I'll have to wait a few more days to finish the install.

    Someone point me to one of those $380 detroits.:wink1:
     
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    Well one good thing is that it has the non necked down shafts.

    Also if I reading the info right, I can get an aftermarket calliper bracket that will allow me to use cheaper brake parts. Something like what Kurt sells but for a front D60. Or am I reading with my beer goggles on again? If not could someone point me to a good write up on it.
     
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    It's been my understanding up to this point (because I'm just starting to build a d60 as well, dodge in fact) that to run chevy 3/4 ton rotors, the caliper plate has to be offset a little because of the depth of the rotors. I would double check with that vendor, get a picture of it on a rig, but if works, i'll be buying a set as well (who needs 1t brakes on a 4000 pound truck?)
     
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    Those come with a spacer ring and he says they bolt in between the knuckle and spindle. Would the ring be enough offset?
     
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    Me too. I just spent 550.00
     
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    Wow. PORC has them for about $480 shipped.:eek1:
     
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    For the gears, some people use a spacer that some companies sell so the 5.13 gears will work with the 4.10 carrier. I've never really heard anybody say they had issues with the spacer, but obviously the correct carrier is the best choice.

    If at all possible, go ahead and install 35-spline stubs and fresh Spicer u-joints while you have the axle apart.
     

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