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Dana 60 gear carrier question?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hidesertwheelin, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. hidesertwheelin

    hidesertwheelin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    At what gear ratios doe sthe carrier change on a Dana 60? What is involved with putting 4:88's in a axle that came with 4:11's?
     
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    A new carrier. The break is 4.56 up and 4.11 down.
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    No problem. Since your gonna have to replace that carrier, think about a detroit.
     
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    Get thick gears if you don't want to change your carrier. If you do, go detroit.
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    For some reason I thought they didn't make thick gears for a 60.... i'm wrong a lot though.
     
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    You're not wrong, they don't make thick gears for standard rotation D60's. Unless someone finally got around to doing it.

    I agree about the Detroit, if your inclined to go that route, then it's the perfect solution. If your planning to leave it open, then a spacer ring is an option.
     
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    not a good option, but an option. running a spacer on a ring gear is bad news. this is because the ring gear is located by two things, the bolts that hold it on AND the register bulit into the carrier. if you run a spacer then it moves the ring gear above this register and is now only held on by the clamping force of the bolts. if you had to run this method, you may be able to get away with welding the spacer to the ring gear, but i dont know that for sure.
     
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, I just mentioned it as an option. I don't really know how well they hold up etc. But it was never an "option" for me.. I bought a Detroit. :thumb:
     
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    The ring gear spacer will work and the gear will still sit on the "register" just fine. The spacer for a 4.56+ is like a .060 or so and the "register" is at least 1/4" high.

    Either way the spacer is like $30 and a carrier is like $75. Not too bad just to buy a new carrier.
     
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    well, if its only 60 thou then it would probably be fine. ive heard with some applications it is enough to make the ring gear sit above the register.
     

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