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Inquiring About Dana 60's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5bodyboy, May 6, 2005.

  1. k5bodyboy

    k5bodyboy Registered Member

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    Hey ya not to new to ck5 but seeing how you all are chevy owners.
    What modle chevy truck had a dana 60 in the front and what is the king the king pin. And what makes it so special from a normal 60. Any info will be greatful. Also are they pretty well geard up or will I have to do a swap.
    proud owner of a 85 GMC Jimmy w/ a 355 producing 390 horse power and not quite enough torque thats why I here. Motor is backed my a home biult th350 w/ reverse shift pattern and shift kit, which powers through a partime 203 w/ custume twin stick kit made at home. The axels of choice where a mistake gm10 in the front and a wossie 12 bolt rear.Both equiped w/ 307 gears and a corp gm gov lock in the rear.
    Thankx
    K5 bodyboy
     
  2. k5bodyboy

    k5bodyboy Registered Member

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    A man and his truck is a beautiful thing

     
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    trollporter 1/2 ton status

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    The Kingpin D60 can be found in a 1 ton Chevy truck up to '91. The normal 60 that you speak of has ball joints not king pins. As far as I know Chevrolet never used a ball joint D60. You aren't giving enough info to know what gear would be good for you.

    This may also help you http://www.m-w.com/
     
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    a kingpin is basically a big truncated cone of steel that the outters rotate about on a D60. The alternative, as mentioned, is ball joints which for withstanding years of offroad abuse, just aren't as good.

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    Kingpin vs. balljoint doesn't make much difference IMO. Its the ease of adding highsteer that makes the kingpin style advantageous.
     
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