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Is this a good deal for a Dana 60??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chaz88K5, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Well i found a Dana 60 rear for 300 bucks....4.10 gears with a trac loc locker in it...it needs to be rebuilt ...dose that sound like somthing i should jump on?

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  2. californiak5

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    Sounds like somthing to jump on and ride all the way home. [​IMG]

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    Yeah, good deal there. You cant find too many D60 for that much WITHOUT the track lock!!! [​IMG]

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  4. Chaz88K5

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    welp i am broke as a joke but i guess i am goin to have to do some scrounging for cash....maybe ill pick it up this weekend!

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    If it's a 35 spline, it may be worth that. If its a 30, I wouldn't bother. The shafts aren't much better than what you have, and the 35 spline upgrade is not easy. The only advantage I can see to a 60 over a 14 is the better ground clearance. It sounds like you could get into a 14 bolt and Detroit for maybe only a few bucks more than you will have into this 60 by the time you rebuild the limited slip.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  6. 6.2Blazer

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    Around here, a rear Dana 60 that needs to be rebuilt is definitely NOT worth $300. Prices may be differernt in your area, but 14-bolts and rear 60's ready to run with the just the addition of gear lube and maybe brake pads go for $100-$150.

    A couple of other notes:
    - The rear Dana 60 will have to be modified (spring and shock mounts moved) to bolt into a Blazer.
    - A Trac-loc may be better than an open diff, but not by much. On the street and flat surfaces (wet grass, muddy field) they can help some, but for serious fourwheeling it's pretty much useless.
     
  7. ChevyCaGal

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    He lives south of Sacramento.... $300 for this area is a very good deal.... everything here is very expensive so you'd be hard pressed to find one for less....

    I'd get it Chaz... price around recycle row here in Sac and they'll be wanting $500 for the same thing and even more...

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    All the 14 bolts that I've been involved with were purchased for $100 or less. 4.10 is the most common ratio. I've also turned down plenty of 60s in the same price range.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  9. denver75k5

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    I must be living in the wrong place! I cant even touch a 14bolt for under $400, and a front D60? ya rite try at least a grand.....

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    Try Pick &amp; Pull, 33rd &amp; Peoria in Aurora. The paper is also a good place, but it isn't quite the same since the whole JOA thing started. Front 60s are hard to come by, around a grand seems the norm. I paid $750 from Denver Used Pickup, I just happened to call the morning after they got a K30 in. This was after looking everyday farily seriously for a year. As far as front 3/4 ton 44s or 10 bolts, $200 seems like a good price around here. IF you're looking at 3/4 fronts, don't be afraid of 10 bolts, they seem to be more available and are really no better/worse than 44s. If you can, though, I'd hold out for a 60 if you plan to do any serious wheeling, it'll save $ in the long run.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     

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