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ford hi pinion questions...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I have no idea what these are... but since Alan (sled_dog) mentioned them, I want to know what they are, here are some questions:

    besides rasing the pinion for better driveshaft angle, what is the use of hi pinion axles...

    is there any advantage of a drivers side pumpkin?
    disadvantages...
    I realize if someone were to run one of these, you would have to have a ford 205 or 203 so its on the drivers side...

    anything else you can imform me on?
     
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    Ford Dana 60's are High Pinion and driver's side drop. The main benefit is the raised pinion to help compensate for driveline angles. I have heard there might be issues w/the front shaft and the oil filter. I planned on running a remote filter anyway. I have not checked to see if this will be a problem. I got a good deal on mine, and even got a DS drop 205 at the same time /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif Was planning on doing a doubler anyway, so some of the adapting issues were handled with that.
     
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    low pinion axles in the front are working backwards
    high pinion puts the stress on the correct side of the gear for strength
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    okay thanks rodzilla...

    m j, i dont mean to sound stupid, but are low pinion axles, normal dodge or chevy axles?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I have heard there might be issues w/the front shaft and the oil filter.

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    Caddy motor takes care of this problem as well. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Low pinion is where the pinion hits below the axle centerline.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]


    Caddy motor takes care of this problem as well. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Got any extras laying around? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I have a built 468 waiting to go into mine. Not a 500 I realize,but it is paid for. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    besides relocating the filter, is there a way around that?
     
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    I would think you could run the short filter, or run an angled adaptor. My 93 K3500 w/a 454 has the filter on an angle. Can't remember if it is 90*, 45*, or somewhere imbetween.
     
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    okay thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
  11. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    I guess it would depend on how big of lift and the year, but my buddy doesnt have oil filter problems on his 98.
     
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    I dont know if this is a stupid question, but is there any way to run all chevy parts, besides the ring and pinion (reverse cut gears)? just for availility compared to ford HP axles...
     
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    Ford (a good 60 up to 1996)and Dodge (a good 60 up to 1993) both used more 60s then chev (a good 60 up to 1992ish but very rare after late 80s)
    availability is BETTER
     
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    oh, so it would be easier to use ford or dodge parts inside?
     
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    so I can use these parts, they just have to be dodge? d60
    Or do I have to find a place with "hi pinion" parts?
     
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    You have to use high pinion reverse cut parts in the dif. and Ford inner axle shafts.

    You can switch the knuckle, spindle, brakes, and bearing hubs out to chevy/dodge stuff and use chevy stubs and bearing hubs.
     
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    oh okay. I understand now. Thanks Brandon /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    You have to use high pinion reverse cut parts in the dif. and Ford inner axle shafts.

    You can switch the knuckle, spindle, brakes, and bearing hubs out to chevy/dodge stuff and use chevy stubs and bearing hubs.

    [/ QUOTE ] this is what I am going to do. Ford housing, inner shafts, inner parts and Chevy outer parts. To me the advantages are, better driveline angles, shorter driveline, shaft is up out of the way,(hey its only a few inches but add that on to the end of your prick and tell me it doesn't matter /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif) Also Tim has said plenty of times and I think I agree that with the pumpkin on the driveside it is easy to see things that are hanging you up or that will be a problem with the diff. Driveline is my main reason for switching. As for the oil filter, I only have 4" of lift so I'm sure it will be close, relacting is no big issue to me.
     
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    yeah good point on knowing easily what your diff might hit if its on the drivers side, compared to passenger side...
    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I think it makes a lot more sense to put the diff on the driver's side myself. If anyone wanted to trade me and had a good idea as to what transfer case would work to convert mine, I'd gladly do it. I think it's so stupid to have the diff on the blind side.
     

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