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Dana 60 Brake Q's.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Swanson52, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. Swanson52

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    Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    I can't seem to find a difinitive answer on this;
    What is needed to convert a Dodge Dana 60 front to GM brakes (calipers/rotors)? I hear; nothing, backing plates, knuckles, spindles, hubs, etc. Anyone know for sure??

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    Re: Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    Its the same brakes on GM and Dodge Dana 60. Ford is different.
     
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    Re: Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    Different parts at Autozone. That's why I ask...
     
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    Re: Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    Top for the evening crowd. Where is the difference in width between the Dodge and GM 60 when the major dimensions and parts are the same, i.e. interchangeable shafts (inner and outer) and hubs? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Re: Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    I believe the only difference is that the GM rotors are roughly 1.50" thick and the dodge ones are 1.25" thick. So the pads may also be different to reflect this. As far as I know the Calipers and Caliper brackets are the same. But this is just what I have seen and been told, someone else may have more info then me.
     
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    Re: Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    SO then it is possible that the WMS to WMS difference between the two can lie solely in the rotor?
     
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    Re: Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    The short side axle is shorter on the 92-93 internal hub style axle, but it lists the shafts as interchangeable between the GM and the Dodge 79-91. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    The short side shaft for the GM and 79-91 Dodge is listed at 17.67", with the 92-93 Dodge internal hub style being 15.98". All other shaft measurements are equal.
     
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    Re: Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    It does make a note that some Dodge D60's are the same width as the Chevy...and from what you pointed out, its the external-hub version.

    Something not pointed out is the size of the wheel studs. Dodge are usually 5/8"... Chevy is 9/16".
     
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    Re: Dana 60 Brake Q\'s.

    I wasn't as concerned with the width initally, but it appears that that is a function of the whole. Evidently from my research, the only difference between my axle and a GM is the spring perches and the physical rotor. All other parts are the same, making me believe that I can use the GM rotor...I guess it's time for some real-world trial and error, huh? /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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