Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Dana 80 in Trailrig?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2001
    Posts:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Is anyone using a Dana 80 rear axle in a trailrig? I just want to know if you run it in your rig and how it works out for you. I have a spare Dana 80 out of a 98 Dodge Ram CTD (SRW) that needs an R&P that I am thinking about using for my next trail rig project. Any insight?

    I plan to replace the R&P (4.10 probably) and weld the LS rear diff together and toss it in a trail rig truggy project that I am planning to build someday. I am thinking about using the D80 because of its BEEF, availability, and that it isn't a 14bff or D60 like everybody else has. Thanks

    Harley
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Posts:
    25,537
    Likes Received:
    536
    Location:
    horseheads , ny 14845
    hope you have some big tools. ring gear bolts 220 lb-ft spec to carrier. no real biggy. but pinion nut is 450-500 lb-ft spec:eek1:

    we did one one time.

    i would say run it if you got it. not much bigger than 14ff in my eyes.
     
  3. FWP

    FWP CRS

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Posts:
    3,845
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    That's a big SOB, I was shocked at the size of the thing when I pulled the cover on the CTD to change oil and replace the pinion seal.
     

Share This Page