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Rear Dana 60

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JoseK5, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. JoseK5

    JoseK5 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Is there anything wrong with a double Dana 60 set up?
    How come it is so rare to see modified trucks with Dana 60 at the rear?

    Thanks
     
  2. 1979Jimmy

    1979Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Thats what i have on mine.

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    My D60 is working great!! But I hear what your sayin. I think the GM14bolt is just more abundant and easyier to get, mabie??

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  4. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>You see more 14 bolts because they are cheaper and are a direct bolt-in
     
  5. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    As I understand it:

    C14 is stronger, heavier, less clearance but easily modified to get almost the same as a D60, 5.13:1 is lowest gear, VERY easy locker install, more common, usually cheaper, easily found as direct bolt in.

    D60 is lighter, slightly more clearance, not quite as strong, available with much lower gears (down to 7 something I think but the pinion gets really weak), many models have low spline count (weak) axles, lockers generally require a carrier change (inserts exist but aren't strong enough for tires over 35"), hard to find as direct bolt in for most of our trucks.

    That's all I can think of.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  6. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    In my oponion the Dana 60 FF rear axle is a good axle. If you want to upgrade from a 10 or 12 bolt though it is easier to swap in a 14ff out of a 3/4 ton truck since it is a direct bolt in. On Mopars the Dana 60 is a common swap since Mopar used them in alot of trucks. If I was building a truck for mainly street duty and towing with 33's I would go with the 60 for better ground clearance.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     

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