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Dana 60 - Spring pads?...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Greg72, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    OK....pardon the "rookie" question, but what's the deal with the spring pads on the Dana 60? The driver's side looks normal....like every other axle I've seen, but the pumpkin side is notched into the casting and it looks like it's maybe 1" higher up.

    Is there some kind of "spacer" to fix this, or am I just missing something?

    I'm cornfused /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
  2. BILLY RAY

    BILLY RAY 1/2 ton status

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    WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT IS NORMAL. THE DR. SIDE IS A NORMAL SET UP WITH TWO U-BOLTS BUT THE PASS. SIDE HAS A SPRING PLATE THAT GOES ON TOP OF THE SPRING AND ONE U-BOLT AND TWO BOLT THAT SCREW IN THE AXLE ITSELF. I USED A TYPE OF STUD INSTEED OF BOLTS AND SEEM TO LIKE IT BETTER. HOPE THIS HELPS!!
     
  3. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Yep, there is no spacer required for the D60 (at least not that I have ever heard of). That cast perch makes it a royal pain if you need to change the pinion angle. Anyway, to use lift springs (typically thicker than stock) you'll need to get some longer grade 8 bolts or, I prefer grade 8 studs.
     
  4. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Does this mean you bought a D60?
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  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    So, I guess it's an "optical illusion"......? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    I could have sworn that the pass side looked "higher" but now that I've looked at it some more, I guess it's the same.

    Triaged......the answer is "YES"!

    I am hoping to get converted to a 3/4-Ton for BlazerFest (14BFF & 8-Lug D44).....

    And also build up my extra frame with the D60 & (another) 14BFF that I now have.... I don't know if that whole setup will be ready for Moab in August (I seriously DOUBT it).....but the idea is to build a complete 1-TON running gear on that frame and then swap the body over when I'm ready. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    YES.....I'm aware of my "illness", and I don't think there's a cure....... /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  6. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    Well Greg I don't have much to say other than congrats on the 1 ton gear....
     
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    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    Hopefully there isn't a cure. Otherwise life would be boring.
     
  8. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Damn You Greg!
    I'm Jelous!

    So dude, maybe if you haven't found a job yet... with some of your spare time you've been finding these 1 ton axles with....
    YOU COULD FIND ME A SET OF 1 TON AXLES TOO!!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    How 'bout I'll even throw in that the finder gets a sandwich from me?
     

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