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Dana 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79k20350, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    So i know theres a bunch of these threads, i did a search but couldnt find anything. I just got my 60 and i know on the pass side of the axle it uses only 1 u bolt, should i use studs or bolts for the other side? im guessing studs are the proper way to go, but bolts are easier. Im not trying to take the easy way out (bolts) but if i can, thats the way id rather do it.
     
  2. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Either will work fine as long as you have the correct threads. I thought that studs were the way to go until Stephen from ORD sent me a set bolts along with the u-bolt kit in case the studs were too long.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Thanks!, its just cheaper and a little easier to run bolts.
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I think the factory used bolts didn't they anyway I use bolts and they are fine. They are pretty big so I don't think breakage would be much of a concern
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    factory is bolts grade 5 :wink1:
     
  6. Zeitler

    Zeitler Registered Member

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    looks like the cucv's used bolts ..atleast several illustrations show them


    From a Cucv manual:

    "All nuts (4) and bolts (5) must be tightened evanly to ensure that springassemblies (1) seat properly.

    Tighten all nuts (4) and bolts (5) in diagonal sequence to 25 Ib.-ft. (34 N.m). Using same diagonal sequence, fully tighten all nuts and bolts to 150 Ib.-ft, (203 N.m).

    Road test truck and check torque of “U” bolt fasteners."

    this only applys to trucks with a D60 front!
     
  7. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    :dunno: Mine came with 3 u-bolts (6 nuts) and 2 bolts . Don't know where the 4 nuts came from. But my CUCV D60 for sure came with 2 Bolts, not studs.
     
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    The parenthesis indicates the parts with the associated drawing in the book much like part numbers not the quantity of the fasteners.
     

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