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Dogdge Dana vs. Gm Dana

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Desro, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Desro

    Desro Newbie

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    Is it possible to install a front Dana 60 from a '91 Dodge on my '88 k5 ? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am gonna shove a '90 dodge D60 into my 79 K5. If it is leaf sprung the answer is yes. There is a yoke change to be made and the spring pad width is a 1/2" off. No biggy. Oh a 3/4 ton and 1 ton GM use 9/16 studs as do 89 and down dodge D60. A leaf sprung Dodge 60 ('90->up) uses 1/2" studs but they should be interchangable with each other.
     
  3. bgchvy79

    bgchvy79 1/2 ton status

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    Also, I believe both ford and dodge front axles have the pumpkin on the driver's side, so you may need to divorce your tcase
     
  4. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    Nope dodge is still on the passenger side. Uses kinkpins, locking hubs, and from the knouckles out is interchanable with a GM, hubs, bearings, stubs, and all. The brakes bolt up as well. The late '80's and up versions also have non'necked inners (say beefy) /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    bgchvy79 1/2 ton status

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    My bad, the older dodges have the pumpkin on the passenger side, while the newer (prolly early 90's and up) have it on the driver's side
     
  6. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    Bingo, we were both right. I just assume not to converse about the newish dodge axle (or jeep for that matter) as soon as they put on drive plats and a center axle diconnect I said no more. Lets not over look the 14" links for the coils. A ball joint 1 ton is a kick in my book as well.
     

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