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dana 60 in my 1990k5 bolt up?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990K5, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    will this 60 bolt into my 90'k5 without steering and drive shaft mods? it is out of an 86 crew cab. thx--j.c.
     
  2. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    anyone, anyone?
     
  3. BurbinOR

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    The D60 I put in my Blazer went in literally with NO mods needed. No u-joint change, no anything except adjusting the drag link out. Make sure the one you have out of that crew cab is not a dually, as they are different. If you have NO lift, you may have a problem in the driveshaft length department............I didn't cause I was putting on 4" lift springs at the same time. If you are putting in the axle with no other changes in ride height, you won't need any steering mods. If you lift the truck, you will need a raised steering block for the axle.

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  4. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    It will fit. Your driveshaft might be to long but it depends on if your lifted or not.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  5. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    im running a 6in lift.
     
  6. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    If you are running a 6" lift, you will need a raised steering block for the 60 and a droped pitman arm. I just did this two weeks ago, and it works fine. I did add new ss brake lines and rebuilt the driveshaft.

    Derf00
    1990 K5 Jimmy 350 Edelbrock Performer TBI, 6in BDS Lift, Dana 60, 4.56, Corp 14B Detriot, 16x10 AE 589's, 37x12.5 SSR
     
  7. wayne

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    Also if your 90 has the factory 10 bolt still the brake lines are the same for a dana 60 and a 10 bolt. Your driveshaft should be ok with the lift you have.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  8. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    The brake lines on the 10 bolt and D60 are the same? Cool, that helps. I had heard differently. Also, do any changes need to be made to the Master Cylinder or proportioning valve when going from the 1/2 ton brakes to the larger 1 ton brakes?

    Thanks
     
  9. californiak5

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    What's going on Keith? Did you find something new for your truck?

    Porportioning valve should work the same. Master Cylinder could be upgraded from what I hear for better performance, but does not have to be done.

    See Ya,
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  10. wayne

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    Let me fill you in on mine. The only calipers that are not the same or the Dana 44. The 10 bolt and 60 are the same. When I ordered my new brake lines when I did my swap I ordered them for an 89 with a 6" lift and they bolted to the D60 just fine. I have to order new ones when I do the 9012 shock setup and will order the same for an 89 with 12" lift which I should have done in the first place.[​IMG] It all bolts in and like they said you will need a steering block and a drag link and in my oponion I would just do the crossover steering conversion at the same time since the block and drag link will cost between $200 and $250 and you can do crossover for for about $500 and be done with it.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  11. 1990K5

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    will i definately need a drop pittman arm? im running the 6 in lift now with just a 4 in steering arm with no negative steering issues.
     
  12. kpanza

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    The calipers for the 10 bolt and D60 are the SAME?? That's not what I was told, I was told that the D60 calipers were much bigger than the 10 bolt...hmmm, someone help me out here.
     
  13. Chaz88K5

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    the caliper are bigger in the D60 but the brake lines bolt up the same.....you dont need new lines...i dont think he mentioned anything about the caliper being the same...just the lines[​IMG]...i just installed mine too and the lines from my 10 bolt worked fine....seems to me the 44 would be the same too but i dont know that from first hand experiance...so they could be diff.

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  14. kpanza

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    Ok, cool...Chaz did you change out your master cylinder? What other items did you have to change when doing the swap?? Thanks.
     
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    I have almost 5" of lift and my drag link goes down hill a little. The block is only a little over 3" tall. And yes the brake lines for a Dana 44 are different then a 10 bolt and Dana 60.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  16. Chaz88K5

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    i did not change the master cylinder...it seems to work fine with the stock one...but later on down the road i might upgrade to the 1 ton master cylinder...$ is kinda tight right now.

    <font color=green>Chaz</font color=green>

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