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Dana 60 VS. Dana 70HD

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SuperUnknown, Dec 22, 2001.

  1. SuperUnknown

    SuperUnknown 1/2 ton status

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    I just got a dana 70hd rear axle for my Jimmy, but I'm starting to think that it maybe too big. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the 70? Are parts/lockers hard to find?

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    i would guess parts are hard to come by and I don't think they make lockers for that, so sell it and get a FF 14 bolt ! With the money from selling the 70 you could get a 14 and a detroit locker probaly for the money you made and still have some left over !

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  3. Brians 60s

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    lockers for a dana 70 and dana 60 are roughly the same price. You do lose a litle bit of ground clearance with a 70 over a 60, but In my opinion, not enough to run a 60. Parts for the dana 60 are easier to find then for a 70, but 70 parts are not that hard to find either. A dana 70 has a 10.5" ring gear compared to a 9.75" in a 60 so obviously it is stronger. Most dana 70s are 35 spline. Hardly any 60s are. So in my opinion keep the 70. You already have it and it's hard to argue that it is one kick ass axle. I am sure if you put up a post saying "will trade dana 70 rear for dana 60 rear" you would have people coming out of the woodwork to trade. And there is a reason. Think it over. Talk to you later... Brian

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    I gotta do my homework .... [​IMG]

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    no kidding, if it says dana everything is available for it LOL
     
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    gotta write that down [​IMG][​IMG]

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    LOL @ Slydog

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