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dana60 rear vs 14bolt rear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88burb, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. 88burb

    88burb Registered Member

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    k guys whitch one do you think is better im trying to decide between the two of them for my rock buggy im building any info would help thanks lance
     
  2. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    14 bolt's are cheaper to build and cheaper to find.
     
  3. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    more common for parts and lockers i would stick to a 14.

    he they were in every thing, pick ups, one tons, vans, should have no prob finding one.
     
  4. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    If weight or clearance is a priority, I'd go 60... Much easier to do than modifying your 14..

    If it were up to price, you cant beat a 14ff....
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You can get crazy low gearing and 6 lug SF shafts with a D60.

    The 14BFF is stronger and cheaper.
     
  6. Scott39

    Scott39 1/2 ton status

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    14 bolts hang way to low, you can get just as many parts for a 60 as a 14 bolt.
    you can get a rear 60FF for as low as $100, then you have a shop cut the ends off and weld some 14 bolt ends on and you can put 35 spline axles in it.
    Around denver, 14 bolts go for $250, rear 60ff for $100, then the mod price.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    60 is lighter and better ground clearance, especially if you shave it. I really wish I hadn't bought my 14 bolt gears. I am heavily considering losing the 14 bolt I have now and going with a dana 60. Big issue is I would need to upgrade to 35 spline axles, and either buy a detroit or a spool for it. Detroit would be a lot more expensive than the one for my 14 bolt.
     

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