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Front Dana 60's stand up to a 52" Michelin

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gtkustoms, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. gtkustoms

    gtkustoms 1/2 ton status

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    Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    will front dana 60's stand up to the use of 52" Michelins

    will have the front 35 spline upgrades/ flanges/lockers
    engine: 4 cyl cummins
    tranny: t 400
    trans: doubler

    need more info just let me know

    thanks
    travis
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    No, they won't. Not unless you really baby it and keep it out of the hard stuff. Even the 48s break built D60s far to regularly. IMO, 44s are the practical limit of D60s if you really want to use it...
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    get some of those huge axles the military uses on the armord wepons carriers.


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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    Yeah, get some 2.5 ton rockwells. The one tons were designed tough but not THAT tough! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Or else if you live in an agricultural area, raid someone's grain truck or tractor! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    Sounds like you got plans to build the perfect rockcrawler. Tire and engine wise at least, with an SM465 and 2.5 tons it would be unstoppable.
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    52" michelin is too much tire for a D60. Them suckers weigh what, 300+ pounds per tire/wheel? thats just askin to much of a 1-ton axle. for meats that big ya need 2.5t rockwells. try POR, lots of peeps sellin em there for cheap.

    j
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    Yep, Rockies are the only way to go w/ tires that big and heavy. Look at Peterson's 4W&OR USD. Running 46's w/ a Prorock 60 front, it's breaking all the time.

    John
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    that is pretty hilarious how petersens is just destroying that beefy D60 with that 87862856856256 pound furd + michelins. I mean, carnage on the trail is sort of a badge of honor... but when you are continuously breaking stuff because the vehicle you have designed isnt working right you're just an idiot. i mean, how many parts do you have to break and how many trail runs have to be ended early before you think, "wow, these tires are to big for this axle"???

    j
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    At least they aren't trying to hide the fact that the axles are not living with the Michelins. In the last issue they switched to 39" BFG Krawlers for the Ultimate Adventure trip to ease the breakage, and mentioned about installing bigger axles in order to keep the Michelins.
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    yeah, but ya have to wonder why they ever thought it would work in the first place. lol! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Its just me, but I wouldnt personally run anything heavier than a 42 TSL on a 35 spline d60. Now we know why military rigs that run the big michelins have the monster rockwells.

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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    Geez travis...what crazy thing are you up to this time...? I also believe 44 are the practical limit of the D60...What gears are you gonna run? I think for 46" and bigger the Rockwell 2.5tonner is in order...

    Chris

    PS. Drop me a PM...I'd love to drop by and check out you new place sometime...
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

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    that is pretty hilarious how petersens is just destroying that beefy D60 with that 87862856856256 pound furd + michelins. I mean, carnage on the trail is sort of a badge of honor... but when you are continuously breaking stuff because the vehicle you have designed isnt working right you're just an idiot. i mean, how many parts do you have to break and how many trail runs have to be ended early before you think, "wow, these tires are to big for this axle"???

    j


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    That's why they went to the 39" BFGoodrich Krawlers on the USD for the Ultimate Adventure this year. They said it held up a lot better.
    -Andrew /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    you can get the rockwells alot cheaper than a built 60 would cost anyway.
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    the thing is i already have all of the axles(60's)
    just really didnt want to step up to the 2.5's

    I have all for the stuff to go either auto or manual so thats no big concern for me yet.... just figured that an all tube buggy it would be easier to setup with an auto

    I was reading about that USD breaking those 60's....just wanted some more input.
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    chris

    i can only send you an email
    cant send pm's anymore

    if you dont get my message
    send me one
    gtkustoms@yahoo.com
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    You could sell the D60's. Ill buy the front one if u sell them. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif


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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

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    that is pretty hilarious how petersens is just destroying that beefy D60 with that 87862856856256 pound furd + michelins. I mean, carnage on the trail is sort of a badge of honor... but when you are continuously breaking stuff because the vehicle you have designed isnt working right you're just an idiot. i mean, how many parts do you have to break and how many trail runs have to be ended early before you think, "wow, these tires are to big for this axle"???

    j


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    I have a feeling that getting the truck for FREE, and getting to take it out and thrash on it (with no consequences on the writer's wallet) gives the 4W&OR guys a sense of real "freedom" to mash the pedal and break things a lot more than the average guy.......

    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

    no way in hell. 52's break 2.5ton Rockwells
     
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    Re: Front Dana 60\'s stand up to a 52\" Michelin

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    no way in hell. 52's break 2.5ton Rockwells

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    Exactly. There is no way a 2.5 ton will even stand up to 53's. They weigh about 410 lbs. for a tire and wheel combo. To run 53's, you are going to have to run U1300 Mogs or 5 ton rockwells.
     

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