Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Dana 60 rear swap???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dUb, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. dUb

    dUb Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Hi i'm a total newbie @ this but I was just wondering if its possible (or worthwhile) to swap out my 12 bolt for a Ford Dana 60ff rear axle...would it be easier and or more benificial to go with a 14bolt?? Also what is the benifit of having full floating axle?? While i'm doing the rear just curious if you think I should stay with the 8 bolts or swap it to a 6 bolt hub to match the front Dana 44 or should I try and find a front dana 60...if I dont find a front D60 should I build the 44 up and use an 8 bolt kit there? The truck is a 73 jimmy that i hope to eventually mount 37s onto.
    Oh ya I'm on a budget too.:p: :p:

    Thanks
    Winston
    Vancouver BC CANADA
     
  2. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Posts:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    BC Canada
    A 14-bolt from a 3/4-ton Chev is a bolt-in.

    The Ford D60 needs the spring perches cut/moved/rewelded.

    Find the axle you want with the correct ratio ;)

    Full-floating axle shafts only transmit torque to the wheel, the hub & housing support the vehicle weight.

    IMO move up to 8-lug. Front can be converted with factory parts. Converting full-floaters and D60 fronts to 6-lug later on costs $$$.
     
  3. dUb

    dUb Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    British Columbia
    thanks for the info...I think i've seen you on bc4x4 before are you in the lower mainland?
     
  4. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Posts:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    BC Canada
    Yup... I'm on a few boards :whistle:

    I'm in Coquitlam... if I get my junk put back together I might even see you on the trails. :doah:
     

Share This Page