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Dana 60 knuckle replacement

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Who sells stock replacement gm dana 60 knuckles, anyone have a part number. I may just have to buy the Dedenbear knuckles, but really don't want to spend that much money. [​IMG]
     
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    I think for the price I'd get the Dedenbears. Pretty unlikely you're going to find stock knuckles for that price or lower, and the Dednebears are stronger anyways.

    No high steer in your future?

    Rene
     
  3. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Don't think it will work with my setup, 4" BDS springs, 4 Degree zero Rate, Axle moved 1.5" forward. I think I would have tie rod to drag link/pitman arm clearence issuse. Only way I see it working would be to run full hydraulic steering, but it will still be driven on the street:confused:.
     
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    I might just drill it out the tie rod hole for now and run hiem joints and save up for the Dedenbear knuckles.:dunno:
     
  5. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I would think that would be a good route to go right now. It fixes the truck and gives you time to decide on what you want to do.
     
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    Is it possible to either take the knuckle to a machine shop and have them fill the hole and redrill it? Or maybe even have them drill out the hole and have an insert made to bring it back to factory specs? OR would these two methods makes the knuckle too weak?
     
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    I think it would make it to weak. I am leaning more to just running hiem joints for now.
     
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    Have you broken a stock knuckle? If so why would you want to put on back on? Crane High Clearance makes knuckles as well but they are the same if not more than Dedenbear. Dedenbear is the cheapest aftermarket units I believe. I'm gonna go with Dedenbear just cause they are the only company to make a Ford knuckle(Crane needs to get in the game damnit).
     
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    Did not brake them, the tapered hole for the tie rod is oveled on both. Tie rod has some play.
     
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    that sucks, why not drill out and run heims like others suggested? In your situation thats probably what I would do. If you end up going to new knuckle let me know. I may just put Chevy stockers on my Ford axle for now.
     
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    60 info

    ebay has lots of them used and some new. and if this is a street truck hiem joints may not be legal in your state.:confused:
     
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    I have pair of chevy knuckles. Sand blasted and painted black. Ended up not needing them for a different axle. $170+shipping for the pair.
     
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