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dana 60 rear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by raelayotte, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. raelayotte

    raelayotte Registered Member

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    can someone tell me if a rear dana 60 is worth putting in my blazer. to work with 37 13 16.5 boggers will it hold up <font color="blue"> </font> /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif <font color="blue"> </font>
     
  2. One_Ton_k5

    One_Ton_k5 1/2 ton status

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    In my opinion, only if you want an ARB or other selectable locker. For the money you will spend making a 60 rear as tough , you may as well go with the 14 bolt full floater.

    The 60 is a nice axle but I have friends who can break them at will in stock form.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Highlander

    Highlander 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a dana 60ff for the rear of my 83 although it's not in yet I'm going to just be running 35's maybe 37's, And I've been told that I should be fine, The guy I bought the 60 from was running 39in swampers and he did brake some axels and now has gone to a 14b.


    Eric
     
  4. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    With a Dana 60, you get about the same housing and axle bearing strength as the 14FF. It has a smaller ring gear, but improved ground clearance. It does have a smaller axle diameter though... 1.31" vs. 1.5" on the 14FF.

    A D60 should hold up to those tires. Usually the ARB is the reason people use the Dana. 14FF's are often so cheap (and are a bolt-in) that isn't not worth the cost/effort to move spring perches on the D60.
     

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