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Dana 60 trac-lok?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BLZN4FN, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I found a Dana 60 trac-lok on e-bay. It"s for a 3.08 to 4.10 without spacer and fits 4.56 to 6.17 with a ring gear spacer. Trac-locs web site states no ring and pionion set up needed with this locker.

    My question is. I have 4.56 gears so I will need a spacer. Where do i find a ring gear spacer? And if I do will I have to setup my gears?

    Let me know what you think on this if this is a good way to go or not:confused:
     
  2. ryan22re

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    most are 30 spline

    need to find 35 spline side gears from dana 70 trac lok to make it work up front. if thats what you are doing.

    *shouldnt* have to change pinion depth, only backlash.
     
  3. mikey_d05

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    IIRC D70 trac-loks are fairly rare...unless power-lok stuff interchanges too.

    You're almost better off waiting and trying to get one out of a CUCV axle. (35 spline) If I weren't welding mine into a ball I'd send you the carrier.
     
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    D70 T/L's are so rare to the point that they do not exist ....... The only O.E.M. clutch typr diff for a D70 ,from Spicer/Dana, is a P/L.

    As stated up above anytime you cahnge the carrier you will need to adjust/check the side to side clearances.

    HTH's Tom
     
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    It's alright, t/l's aren't worth a sh!t unless they're welded solid anyways.
     
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    Give me the 60 Bo and find a cheaper way???:D
     
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    As far as I know there were Trac-loks made/used in front 60's, but not that common.

    I don't know how you could replace an open diff with a Trac-lock and not reset the gears??? You might get lucky and be able to reuse the same shims, but I would at least double-check them. Are you sure you are looking at the correct website??

    In general Trac-loks were a fairly mild/weak limited slip (meaning they will not keep both tires spinning) that was made so OEM's could offer a little more traction but not really effect the handling or driveability. If you have both tires sitting on level wet grass it will work, but don't expect much more. I personally would not bother to spend the time installing one even if I got it free.
     
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    The jeepers that wheel with me call them "trash locks"...I wonder why?;)
     
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    Theres no way it can be for 3.08 to 4.10. Maybe like 3.54 to 4.10. the 3.08 would be a dana 61 and would need something totally different.

    BTW you would need a 904a spacer from mr. gasket if thats the way your going.
     
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    I have a Tracklok for 4.56 and up gears, 35 spline. I never used it, got it off a guy on Pirate who had it in his crawler, wanted something stronger in the front, IIRC he went to a spool. I paid $150+plus shipping, do the same for you. And if the ebay add says it's for 3.08-4.10s, it's a Dana 61, NOT a Dana 60. Lowest you can go with a D60 is 3.31s. The only trucks that came with T/L in them is the CUCV, and a year or two with Ford. And you can't take the sidegears from a D70 T/L cause they don't exist, and the P/L gears are different. If you have a T/L with 30 sp and want to go 35, then you will have to hunt down a set from somewhere, Dana doesnt' carry them anymore. Now if you have a D60 P/L with 30 sp, then you can take the gears from a D70 P/L to use in a front.
     
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    I vote skip it and what for somthing else better.
     
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    I should have been more specific before, I roasted mine completely in 2 runs and it wasn't worth a damn beforehand anyways...don't get one.
     

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