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Dodge Dana 60 Rear Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trollporter, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. trollporter

    trollporter 1/2 ton status

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    I aquired a FREEBIE Dana 60 rear from a 71 Dodge D200. If I upgraded from the 30 spline open carrier to a 40 spline Detroit would it be worthy of 44" meat? I know that the 60 is 2" narrower than the SRW 14bFF so what brand of 1" wheel spacers should I run? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    40 spline?
    I run a 35 spline D60 rear w/ 1.5" axels.
    Dunno? D60 rears are perrty tuff but if I was running 44s I would want a full floater rear weather it was D60 or 14bolt. I would not want a SF & 44" meats.
    Good Luck
     
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    It is a full floater, standard pinion, open carrier. As far as I can tell all that i'm going to have to do is move my spring pads to 42.5 C-C and probably roll the pinion up to eliminate the pinion shims. I'm also planing on a 40 spline Detroit w/5.13 and new brakes. I just haven't seen many people running 44"s on a Dana 60 rear and it makes me think that theres a reason for that. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Ya I think the 14bolt is eaiser to get and cheeper to build so most just go that route. I assume with this 40spline locker you are going to get matching axels? I run www.markwilliams.com axels in my Rear SF D60. they are 1.5"diam. 35 spline. Super strong High Torque axels.
    Good Luck /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Free when it comes to a dana 60 rear isn't that big of a deal. Even if you were to go pay $500 for a 14 bolt rear, you'd be ahead of the game. The money it would take to build your "free" dana 60 rear is much greater than to buy a 14 bolt and run it. Don't overlook things like having new spindles installed that would accept 40 spline axles, or the cost of making it a semi-floater. Add cost of the 40 spline axles, cost of the spacers, cost difference between dana 60 detroit and 14 bolt detroit.... The list goes on and on.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Don't overlook things like having new spindles installed that would accept 40 spline axles, or the cost of making it a semi-floater.

    [/ QUOTE ] Why would you want to make it a SF. Seams like your backpeadling /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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