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Some GM D60 Qestions...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I plan-on putting 5.13's in my GM D60..
    I have 4.10's at this time..
    Since I have a ARB...
    I like to find a set of thick gears...

    Who has them??

    Has anyone used the spacer to adapt 5.13's to your 4.10 carrier???

    Thanks..
     
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    As far as I know you will have to run a spacer. There are no thick gears available for a standard rotation D60. If it is set up properly it will be fine with a spacer in the front axle.
     
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    no one sells thick gears for D60, just have to use the spacer. I have a spacer, not using it though, been told not to, no idea on it really.
     
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    no one sells thick gears for D60, just have to use the spacer. I have a spacer, not using it though, been told not to, no idea on it really.

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    So where does this leave us? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    no one sells thick gears for D60, just have to use the spacer. I have a spacer, not using it though, been told not to, no idea on it really.

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    So where does this leave us? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    New carrier or the spacer. Most people will say not to run them and I would agree for a rear axle but in the front it should be fine. I know a couple of guys with pulling trucks running spacers in the front and have had no problems with them.
     
  6. JK5

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I know a couple of guys with pulling trucks running spacers in the front and have had no problems with them.



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    I guess this is what I'm looking for...
    Someone that is using a spacer...that hasn't had a problem.. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I have the spacer on my truck with a 4.10 version Detroit Locker. I have 4.56 gears. The spacer was like $30 from Randy's Ring & Pinion. No problems with it and I have been running it for 2 yrs now. Done some preatty hard wheelig with it too. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I could have sworn they made a set of thick gears. On closer look I guess they don't. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Add me to the list of spacer users.

    I ran 5.13's on a Trac Lock in a D60 for about 5 years with no problems. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I could have sworn they made a set of thick gears. On closer look I guess they don't. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    Went through the same deal a couple months ago. I was going to swap in 4:56's but don't want to replace the carrier yet. I was going to get a spacer but decided that lower gears in the t case would be more usefull.
     
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    They make a thick set for the Ford HP D60...
    because ford HP60 only came with a 4.10 carrier..

    But nothing for the standard rototation GM 60...

    You have to use a spacer... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    I don't think I'd really want to use a spacer. This throws me a curveball now.....I wanted to go to 5.13s and I run the lock right. That means I have to either buy a detroit or find a 4.56 open carrier. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I don't think I'd really want to use a spacer. This throws me a curveball now.....I wanted to go to 5.13s and I run the lock right. That means I have to either buy a detroit or find a 4.56 open carrier. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Aren't you using yours?
     
  17. JK5

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    I don't think I'd really want to use a spacer. This throws me a curveball now.....I wanted to go to 5.13s and I run the lock right. That means I have to either buy a detroit or find a 4.56 open carrier. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    I wouldn't worry about it...
    Maybe check torque on carrier bolts..more often.. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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