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I need help with a Dana 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chvyhs, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    The axle is bolted to my spring right now but I haven't go the hubs on. I'm trying to figure out the most efficient way to get my hubs and everything around them mounted.

    I have dually front hubs, dust shields, and backing plates.

    The options I'm looking at are:

    1. Machine my hubs down.
    ---But which calipers, rotors, wheel bearings, and wheel studs do I use?

    2. Buy the SRW hubs found for $185 each then buy the matching backing plates, bearings, calipers, and what ever else.

    3. I don't know what 3 is but I'm sure there'll be a 3 soon enough.
     
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    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    all you have to do is machine the hubs. or buy the new ones, or trade them off. everything else is identical.
    Grant
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    2. Buy the SRW hubs found for $185 each then buy the matching backing plates, bearings, calipers, and what ever else.

    [/ QUOTE ] Sounds like the best option, just make sure you get 35 spline outer stub shafts
     
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    if you get new hubs you'll have to get new lugs as well. SRW lugs are a differents size that DRW lugs.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    2. Buy the SRW hubs found for $185 each then buy the matching backing plates, bearings, calipers, and what ever else.

    [/ QUOTE ] Sounds like the best option, just make sure you get 35 spline outer stub shafts

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    Now why would he have to make sure to get the 35 spline outers? Whats wrong with the 30's? This I think is an unnecessary upgrade unless you are having problems with breaking them.
     
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    SRW rotors are cheaper. You'll need new studs, rotor, and hub and press em together.

    Machine down can be cheaper, i hear you lose some strength but not sure if that is factual.
    if you're replacing the the breaks and stuff anyway and have the money to spare on the hubs that is a fine way to go, thats what I did. Try and find some SRW hubs on ebay for a good price. 4wd factory has em, and so does ORD.
     
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    That's his way of being "helpful". /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    That's his way of being "helpful". /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    you can re-use the old rotor...just need to open up the lug holes a little to fit.
     
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    The rotors I have are scrap now. I was directed to the Pirate board and found a lot of good info.

    Basically everything is the same for DRW and SRW Dana 60's except for the wheel hubs and the size of the holes in the rotors. But they also said that machined down hubs were not as strong as the SRW hubs. Is there any truch to that?
     
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    Thats what I hear, and of course if your machining metal off an assembly, strength will be lost.

    But i'm sure its not enough that you'd have to worry about it if you're not in competition-like off-roading.
     

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