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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big jimmy 91, May 22, 2004.

  1. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    going to look at a set of Dana 60,s that I was told about for $300.00
    I do not know enough about diffs yet , is it worth the swap or should I look for other diffs.
    Could someone explain what is the DIFF. LOL
    BTW right now I am running 10 bolts with 308's , 35" tires and getting into some pretty abusive driving habits off road /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif 300 clams for a set of D60's is gold. Normally you can get one D60 front for 1000.00$ /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif I'd say check the gears and the condition, and then buy them. Is the 2nd one also a front, or is it a rear?
     
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    Yes, you should bother. But, before you go, you should read up on diffs. D60's go for around $1000-$2000 per axle, depending on condition. So, if you found a set for $300, then they may just be D44's. If they are D44's, then its not worth the money to buy them since your 10B's are about the same. So, read up on how how to determine a D60 from a D44, and go check them out. If they are really D60's, then you have found the deal of a lifetime, and buy them as quick as possible!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -Harrison
     
  4. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    I was told a matched set front rear
    where do I find out the differences between 44's & 60's ?
     
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    I dont know much about D44's or D60's, but I do know they look very similar. There are a few subtle differences in their apperences though, and you can start by comparing them here: D60 vs. D44. Other than that, I would put another post up asking the differences. I think one may be that the D60 is an 8-lug axle only, and the D44 can be 8, but is usually 6. Just ask aorund on here, someone will be able to help you more. Good luck.
    -Harrison
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I was told a matched set front rear
    where do I find out the differences between 44's & 60's ?

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    Most obvious is that the front D60 will have kingpins instead of ball joints like your 10B's. The D60 will look much bigger than your 10B and there should be a tag on the diff cover and/or a "60" cast into the differential housing near the cover. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    BTW, your current combo of 3.08's and 35's is going to KILL your th700R4. Don't use OD at all until you get something changed. FYI 4.56's would be very nice all around with 35's. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Where is the 60 cast into the housing?
     
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    I think it's towards the bottom on a lip next to the differential cover...but maybe it's on the top....I don't remember. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Where is the 60 cast into the housing?

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    If your looking at the diff from the front of the truck it would be on the bottom-right hand side of the pumpkin /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    also the d60 only has 3 u bolts, instead of 4 like on the 10b and d44
     
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    Thanks for all the info , I am waiting for a call to go see the 78 or so chev truck they are in /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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