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Dodge Dana 70 front axle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by OffRoader93, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. OffRoader93

    OffRoader93 1/2 ton status

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    Is a closed knuckle front axle strong and good? Also on a Dodge Dana 70, what side is the differential on? Would it fit into a Chevy? Thanks.
     
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    Is a closed knuckle front axle strong and good? Also on a Dodge Dana 70, what side is the differential on? Would it fit into a Chevy? Thanks.

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    Closed knuckle is junk.

    Most Dodge's have a diff on the passenger side like a Chevy and the spring pads are close.

    If it's closed knuckle I'd pass though.
     
  3. OffRoader93

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    What makes them junk?
     
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    Weak steering joints...
     
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    smaller u-joints also in the nuckles and leak easily.
     
  6. u2slow

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    There's nothing "better" on a closed-knuckle D70 than there is on a D60 except the ring gear size and a stronger differential.

    - turning angle is less
    - uses Tracta-Joints instead of U-joints (non-serviceable)
    - external hubs
    - knuckle seals prone to leak
    - drum brakes
    - freakin' heavy
     

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