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i thought dana 60 were huge but there not!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MRBIGBLOCK, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. MRBIGBLOCK

    MRBIGBLOCK 1/2 ton status

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    yes i thought they were huge untill i saw the massive dana 80 there is a truck in 4 wheeler october 2001 page24,that has 80;s front and rear!!!! man they are BIG. the article says that he broke a 60 once. he is running 5.14 gears power locks and39.5 bogers with about 500 horse. later dudes.
     
  2. tRustyK5

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    And prolly 4" of ground clearance...[​IMG] The Dana 60 still has a weak spot at the outers, so if he didn't try and upgrade to 35 spline outers then he prolly wasted his money. Just my opinion of course.

    If you want real big you can always get the 2 1/2 ton military's and call it a day...

    Rene

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    It's got 60 outers. Besides, I think once you put 35 spline outers in a 60, the joint becomes the weak link.

    I've got an 80 in the back of my Dodge, the pumkin is huge, the ground clearance is pitiful. W/stock tires it looked like it was ready to drag on a speed bump.

    Don't remember if its in Petersons or Four Wheeler (they both came yesterday), but there's a pic of Avalanche's new Titan axles. 2 1/2 ton center, custom housing, huge outers, and better clearance than a 60. I've seen them on a Jeep they built they're huge.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Awww.....Hell, forget the 2.5 ton and just jump straight to the 5 ton Rockwell axles!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>"Ya don't have to beat it, ya know!!!</font color=blue>

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  5. Seventy4Blazer

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    and if you are going to go 5 ton axles might as well use the output on them and make a 6x6....
    that could be fun.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    Hey Pete, was that the red Jeep with 44 inch Boggers all around? LS1 under the hood, Titan steering axles front and rear, custom made everything. [​IMG] I saw that thing on Independence Trail a few weeks ago. The guy said he had over $100K into that rig. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The axles leaked like mad when he flexed it. He probably drained at least a gallon of 90 weight onto the trail. [​IMG]

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    My freind grenaded a 2 1/2 ton rear once. I saw it. He replaced it with a 10 bolt and it's been doing really great [​IMG].

    It's been lovely, but I have to scream now.

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    Bawahahaha!!!! I hope Pete sees this one...[​IMG]

    Rene

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    Ok, what were you smokin this morning? [​IMG]

    Mike

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    That's the one. I haven't seen it on the trail yet, just in the shop and in Moab. The guy that owns it is pretty cool.

    muddin4fun, was that an Illinois-spec 10 bolt? I've heard they are hella-strong. This one time, at band camp, there was a guy running a top fuel motor with 88" grader tires with one of those, it worked awesome with no breakage!

    Pete



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    <font color=purple> I don'think you can beat the strength of a 10 bolt .......

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    <font color=purple> I'm just kidding . That 80 looks like it would use the axle tube of a 10 bolt for shafts !!!! It's huge !!

    L8r,
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    I don't know...I have to ask my freind.....brb
    [​IMG]

    It's been lovely, but I have to scream now.

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    6x6 with 6 wheel steering :)

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