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dana 60 from dualie

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Adrock, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. Adrock

    Adrock 1/2 ton status

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    alright, i tried searching but couldnt find it. is it possible to use a dana 60 front from a 1 ton dualie truck? sorry for probably a post thats been done before. but i couldnt find it...

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    Yes, you can!

    I know a place that will machine down a set of dually hubs and set them up as a standard single wheel setup.

    I believe the cost is $350 a set. If you buy the single wheel hubs from GM they run $600 for the pair.

    So if you can pick up a dually D60 for $350 less than you're willing to pay for a single wheel. You're where you want to be!

    1986 K10 TPI350/NV4500/Gen2 Doubler/D60(ARB)/14FF(Detroit)/4.56 gears
     
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    Correct me if Im wrong, but duellies dont have 4 tires up front. So if he has a Dana 60 "FRONT" from a duelly where would the need be to do any mods?

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  4. tlarsw

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    The dually version of the D60 has a diffent WMS to WMS measurement.

    I believe the WMS is around 8" greater on a dually D60.

    Look at this pic: <a target="_blank" href=http://images.autotrader.com/762/043/76204313_000234_240x160.jpg>http://images.autotrader.com/762/043/76204313_000234_240x160.jpg</a>

    See how the front hub sticks out and the backspacing of the dually front wheels.

    If the dually D60 could be used, more people would buy them. The cost in converting these axles comes from the hub assemblies, which run $600 thru the dealer.

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    <font color=green>OK,,THEN MY QUESTION IS,,WHY CAN'T HE USE IT AS IS ? IT SIT'S UNDER THE SAME FRAME AND BODY AS ANY OTHER TRUCK RIGHT ? I GUESS ONE QUESTION IS ,,ROCK CRAWLING,,OR MUDDING ? MUDDING NO BIG DEAL,,BUT IF YOU PLAN ON HITTING THE ROCK'S EVERY DAY, THEN YEAH,,I'D BE LEARY. ALL I'LL EVER SEE IS MUD, SO TO ME,,I'D JUST BUY THE THING AND DROP IT IN. THEY DO MAKE WHEEL'S WITH THAT OFFSET FOR BIGGER RUBBER TO I BELIEVE,,I.E. GOING FROM A 6 INCH RIM TO AN 8 INCHER</font color=green>

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    I'm sure he can run the dually set up if he wants to. MOST people don't! Hell he can run 1/2 crap for all I care! I'm sorry that I try to help anyone out on this board, because everytime I do, I have to deal with idiots!

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    You would have a hell of a time rotating tires front to rear.

    Oh ya. Are you yelling at someone or is the caps key stuck?

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    One more thing. He never SAID he can't. He just explained what was different.

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  9. Adrock

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    thanks alot for the help Tim. i might have to take you up on the offer for machining down the dualy hubs. thanks alot

    Adam
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    There is another member maching the dually hubs down to single-size. That man is Mike, aka Blazen91. Give him a PM. He is doing it for something like $200 for the pair.



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    No problem. Just let me know.

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    That's an awesome deal. For sure go with him!

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    <font color=green>OK,,AND NOW IM AN IDIOT FOR SAYING ANYTHING ??????? YOU NEED TO TAKE YUR PILL DUDE,,I WAS JUST MAKING SOME POINT'S AND ASKING LIKE HE WAS ! HE ASKED WAS IT POSSIBLE,,YOU TELL HIM HE NEED'S TO DO WORK ON IT FIRST,,I ASKED WHY JUST LIKE HE PROBABLY WOULD,,,SO THE ANSWER IS YES,,HE CAN USE IT,,BUT IT WOULD DEPEND ON WHAT HE WANTED TO DO WITH IT, MUD,NO PROBLEM,,ROCK'S,,THEN GET IT MACHINED,,I GAVE OPTION'S ,,YOU JUST FLAT OUT SAID NO,,YOU GOTTA DO THIS...
    THOUGHT THIS WAS A DISCUSSION BOARD ? DAMN,,WERE ALL HERE FOR THE SAME THING,,TO LEARN. I WASN'T GETTING PISSY WITH YOU,,DON'T DO IT WITH ME,,AND YES,,THE FRIGGIN CAP'S BUTTON IS STUCK ,,WAHHHH !!

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    <font color=green>AND BYE THE WAY ,,,,

    NICE RIG</font color=green>


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    just came up on por this week...just pasin it along.

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