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DANA 60 & 14 BOLT SWAP INFO NEEDED

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NOT4SHW, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. NOT4SHW

    NOT4SHW Guest

    I JUST GOT MY FRONT DANA 60 IN AND I'M WONDERING WHAT TROUBLE I'M LOOKING AT WHEN I GET TO TACKLE THIS THING. I'M SWAPING A 10 BOLT OUT FOR THE DANA 60 AND A 12 BOLT OUT FOR A 14 BOLT, ANY INFO WOULD BE GOOD.

    '79 K5,13 1/2" lift, 44" TSL's,16.5x12 Eagles,350,t-350,warn 8274, www.gulfcoast4x4s.com
     
  2. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    the d60 is a pretty eazy swap.. do you have the spring plates? if not you'll need those the ones from the 10 won't work.

    i used after market extended brakelines i think the factory ones won't work either.

    other than that there should be no problem unless i forgot something.

    ric

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  3. NOT4SHW

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    I don't have the spring pads but I did talk to someone tonight that is supposed to have some in his shop. I should be finding out soon. What type of trouble did you run into hooking up your steering. I'm planning on x-over steering with hydraulic assist but I don't have time to do all that before our next ride on March 2nd. so I'm trying to see what I can get away with just for one day.

    '79 K5,13 1/2" lift, 44" TSL's,16.5x12 Eagles,350,t-350,warn 8274, www.gulfcoast4x4s.com
     
  4. SCOOBYDANNN

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    I'm doing this as we speak. Rims--obviously, i see you have 13 1/2 lift (daum!) you WILL need some type of steering solution. i would say go for the at least the crossover now, cause you will have to buy a lifted steering block (i don't even know how high they go but i doubt it is 13.5") and then some type of drop pitman arm or draglink, or whatever they call it. and you will throw all this away when you do the crossover. ive heard the 10 bolt brake llines bolt up to the 60 calipers (haven't done this yet). and the rear is no nonsence(unless its a 1 ton) then you have to move spring perches. Thats about all i can tell you from my experiance.

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    13 1/2 inches... yeah you would benift from a crossover. i'm running an 8 and what i did for steering was the 3" raised steering block which ran me about $70, dropped pitman arm about $40, and a dropped draglink also $70 (bought it used).


    ric

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