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strongest front axle other than dana60?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 82Jimmy, Oct 5, 2000.

  1. 82Jimmy

    82Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I want a Dana, but is there anything stronger than a 60? I would like a direct bolt up.


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  2. Emmettology 101

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  3. ken

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    Some will argue that a Dana 70 is stronger, but I have only seen closed knuckle variety 70s used in Dodge trucks (no open knuckles). Closed knuckles are not as strong as open, and the stub shafts are not as strong as the open 60s. Stick a 60 in there, its a simple task, unlike trying to adapt some huge-a$$ Dana 70, or Rockwell 2 1/2 ton into your truck. Some break 60s, but usually at the stub shafts, which can be upgraded to 35 spline from Dynatrack, and if you start blowing hubs, use the drive plates like Titanic on his Sub, you know the ones in your previous post about the pre'80 Dana 60s with full time hubs. Those things will not break!!!

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  4. Brians 60s

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    If you are looking for a dana 60 or 70 front drop me a line
    at sgrossman@coinet.com
    Brian


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  5. Flipper

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    ya Kens right on -seen 70 front at last mud meet lock up (the enclosed ends) ring and pinion and housing tough but no disk brakes and the outter shafts same size as D60. Not worth it unless find it for free. See tons of 60 upgrade and steering brake parts in mags.
     
  6. DBLAZER

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    A) There is no such thing as a "direct bolt up"!!!!!heheheh and B) DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 DANA 60 [​IMG]HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!

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  7. Truckfan2

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    I was talking to some guys at the truck pulls this summer and the ss4x4 guys told me that they run a Dana 60 with Dana 70 internals

    Have been stuck (once) as of 8/12/00
    "(2H) Where's all the mud?.(4H)...(4L)..(4H)... oh crap"
     

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