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D60 rear, 6-lug

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jsck5, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. jsck5

    jsck5 Registered Member

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    About a week ago my rear 10bolt started to show that it needed to be rebuilt, but i was thinkin about puting in a old Dana 60(SF) rear out of a F-250 that my friend was going to sell for $50. Its got 8 lug axle shafts and i think 3.73s. and i was thinkin about geting that rebuilt (bearings, seals & 6 lug axle shafts put in) I know this will get to be lots o $$$$ but i was not sure if it would be worth it. and if i do this will i run into a lot of problems? I have never replaced a rear with a different kind of rear so this will be a somthin new to me so any advice will be apreciated. Like a lot of people im on a limited budget( im cheap as hell).

    PS is it true that to take out a carrier in a D60 u need a case spreader?
     
  2. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Just my $.02 here butI have seen a lot more SF D60's busted then FF. Also I will assume you will need to reloacate the perches and possible shock mounts. For all the work and expense I would either just go 3/4 ton or get a 12B and some aftermarket axle shafts

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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