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Dodge Dana 60-will it fit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TONYP, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. TONYP

    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    found a Dodge dana 60 from a 91' truck, will this fit a first gen truck? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    This article should be 60 builders bible.Great job!!Already got it copied for future reference. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    like any other all encompassing, it has a ton of dodge facts that are not always true.
    my brakes are 1.5" thick for instance.
    great writeup though
     
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    WMS to WMS is narrower, looks good with wider tires
    springspacing is 1/2" wider, I think offset spring bushings will fix that
    brake lines will bolt up
    wheel studs are smaller diameter, but easy to change
    spring plate mounts differ from chev so get the plates
    there is more...
     
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    on the spring plates, do you have to mount your springs in the same place to fit inside the u-bolts, or could I make like zero rate plates and off-set the center hole so on the bottom side the hole matches the axles and on the top side it matches the chevy leaf spring holes?
     
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    that write works great,I ran the numbers and the guy had a dana 61 front. Not one that we want to put in are trucks...
     
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    excellent thinking, as aftermarket springs are narrower then stock chev ones you may get more room.
    pumpkin may be in the way.
    mine was chopped up a bunch so boltin answers are pure speculation on my part.

    did you try searching this comes up a lot here
     
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    just a side note 94-01 dodge trucks are drivers side fronts. Well the 1500 series anyway.
     
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    I was emailing Sean at A-tron about the very same thing. He said they would be able to make the offset 'zero-rates' and a u-bolt plate to match. I'll either do mine this way, or machine the bushings to move the springs, as mj has suggested, then work out some type of spacer to place on the side the bushing was machined.
     
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    TonyP,
    For my model 61 I can get gears of 3.07/3.54/4.10 without changing the carrier. I believe you could run other carriers with a ring gear spacer. Ran into a fella once that had a 1ton ramcharger. Told me the axles originally had 3.07s and he had them geared with 4.88s and detroits.
     
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    You can regear 61 with spacer or thick gears.Don't remember where I read it though. I think in Petersons. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gifer /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    in the write up on Dana 60 they say the Dana 61 is not the one we want to install into our truck...I didn't read the whole post but he said watch out fro the 61... do you know why?
     
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    Ok, I just talked to reider gear...he said that you buy a new carrier($75.00) new ring and pinion ($190.00) and your at 4.11's, then if you want to go higer they sell a spacer plate ($47.00) to get you up to 4.88's. next I need to get info on a locker for the dana61...
     
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    According to DTS I can use the 3.54 & 4.10 without changing the carrier. But with stock D61 carrier only Lock-rights are available, spider gears are same as D60. If you are going to run the spacer than any D60 carrier/locker will work*.

    *Disclaimer* "SHOULD WORK".
     

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