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gears for my D60???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5-newbie, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. k5-newbie

    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    Looking at getting some 513's for my D60 and 14FF; where do you guys suggest ordering these and also, do I need a different carrier? they both have 3:73s in them now. If I need a different carrier, where do I find that?
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I ordered mine from PORC...$129.99

    I'm in the same boat with a 4.10 carrier...
    I bought the spacer...so I can use the 4.10 carrier...that was $45.
     
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    IIRC you'll be better off with "thick" gears ratehr than using a spacer.
     
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    Good luck finding a "thick" gear set for a Chevy Dana 60...............
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I think the "break" for 14BFF is 4.10..... 4.10 and down use one carrier (there is a lower limit where I believe it breaks again) and then there is a 4.56 and up carrier.

    There are also "thick" gearsets to allow you to use the 4.10 and down carrier if that's your preference....I had heard that availability was a problem in one of the two styles for the 14BFF....I can't remember if the thick gears were harder to get or if it was the regulars????

    SUGGESTION: If you can figure out how to do a "poll"...you should solicit feedback on the BEST supplier for gears. There are lot of companies making gears....some are cheap crap, and some are high-quality. It would be nice to have a thread that captures (FIRSTHAND experience only) that people have had with Yukon, Genuine Gear, Precision Gear, etc. to help establish which company seems to make the best stuff....based on actual customer feedback.


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  6. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep...thick gears are for Ford Hp's....(Reverse rotation)
    Noone to the best of my knowledge has thick GM D60 gears for the 4.10 carrier.

    There's several guys here runnin' the spacer for years without issues.


    The gears I bought were Yukons...
     
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    Its harder to find thin 14 bolt gears. You are better off just using thick gears. So you need Thick 14 bolt gears.

    For the 60 you need a new carrier or a ring gear spacer. Some say the ring gear spacer is a bad idea, I have no experience and can't say. There are no thick gearsets for the chevy 60.(glad I have a Ford 60 :D)
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Oh yah...when it comes to the 14bff...thick gears were chosen...that's a no-brainer.
     
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    'thin' 5.13's for a 14FF cost a fortune compared to thick 5.13's. The 4.10 carrier is the way to go on that axle. Your D60F will need a 4.56 carrier for thin gears and thick gears for a GM D60 are near non-existant. If you plan to buy a new carrier for the 60, go ahead and buy your traction aiding device for the front before regearing too. It will save you lots of time (and possibly money) in gear set-up.
     

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