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Dana 60,gm or dodge?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudddog91, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. mudddog91

    mudddog91 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know the differences between the dodge dana 60 front axle and the gm dana 60?Ive found a good deal on a dodge set up and was wondering if this is a good swap or should I hold out for the gm style one?
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    different spring perch distance, dodge is wider by ~1"
    different shock mount style, dodge single shear more vertical shock mount
    dodge is narrower wms to wms ~2"
    dodge appears to mount tie rod a bunch higher
    dodge steering arm can be retapered for about 2" gain over chev style


    formerly 77chev
     
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    The width difference is due to the short inner shaft (the pass side) being 2" shorter on a Dodge. The rest of the shafts are the same.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
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    dodge uses 1/2" wheel studs and chevy used 9/16" but they do interchange, chevy used a splined wheel hub making lockout choices a lot better than the dodge.

    72 K-5 cst blazer 2 1/2 lift 33" bfg's
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  5. m j

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    my dodge uses the exact same hubs as a chev

    formerly 77chev
     
  6. CST-30

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    Not real sure about the different years, I have dodge wheel hubs on my chevy d60 and the only hubs I have found to fit are selectros.

    72 K-5 cst blazer 2 1/2 lift 33" bfg's
    69 custom 30 longstepside 4x4 6" lift 36" directionals
    87 K-5 stock
     

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