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Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt ***UPDATED***

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yunit, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    I am picking up my dana60 and my 14bolt this weekend and I need to get an idea of total weight because I will be using a Chevy S10 pickup and I think the max. payload is 1000 pounds. Thanks everyone.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    If the 14 bolt still has the drums it can weight like 550lbs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I remember mine was REALLY heavy. I am sure a d60 would be in the same ballpark. Your S-10 should be fine for a short ride with that weight in it. I know I have put more than that in my S-10 blazer's back seat/cargo area for a long period of time with no problems.

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    I don't have an exact weight, but it is aproximately 1100 -1200 lbs. I delievered a set to board member Senavader and used a 1 ton truck to transport them. We loaded the crate on his 3/4 ton Ford P/U which handled the load okay. I would say your S10 will be loaded to the max.

    Derf00

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    I hauled a pair of dually Dana 70's about 200 miles in a F@rd Econoline 150 Van. No problems. And those things far out wiegh a 14 bolt and Dana 60.

    But in an S10 I think it would be a close call. Drive carefully, and good luck.

    I don't think so, therefore I'm probably not.
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  5. yunit

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    Thanks everybody. I will load up the S10 and see how she does, going to keep her at like 40mph the whole way home.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    that whole half ton, quarter ton, full ton thing doesn't matter. remember, it's not the size (or weight) but how you use it (or drive it)

    Tork DSR
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  7. mike reeh

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    it does matter if you have flimsy mid-size truck suspension... all that weight could sag the rear a LOT and potentially damage stuff especially once the vehicle is in motion.. but you're definately right, that half of it is how the truck is driven..

    those 14bolts are extremely heavy.. I think 500+ is about right... almost impossible to lift into a truck even with two people..

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    My D60 + crate from Wes had a shipping weight of 640lbs.


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  9. Pure Insanity

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    I have read that the 14 FF is in excess of 700 LBS. Im not sure if its really that much but MAN! was mine heavy!

    I get all the exercise I need pushing my luck! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    No, the 14bolt is around the 450lb range. The D60 is about the 575lb range. Give or take 25lbs. Then depending on how heavy the crate is, that adds some weight.
    Hey, I put both of these axles under my truck and installed by myself!! [​IMG] No joke. They did felt like they weighed a million pounds while I was lugging them around though!!! [​IMG]
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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    Its just what I read. I kinda doubted it. But its a heavy sucker! [​IMG]

    I get all the exercise I need pushing my luck! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    call me crazy, but i would think the 14 bolt would be the heavier of the 2........

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    Yep, you're crazy..[​IMG] j/k.
    but yeah, the D60 is definately the heavier of the two, just like the front 10bolt or D44 is heaveir than the rear 10bolt and 12bolt. I guess there are other variables you gotta throw in, like the tierod, knuckles, stub shafts, etc, etc.....who knows. But that's the weight I got when we weighed them in on a large scale when I was shipping them out.
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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    hmmm, even with the size difference....never would have guessed.
    oh well. I learn something new here every day.

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  15. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    Boss is right; rumors of the weights are GREATLY Exaggerated! [​IMG] Mine came in on one pallet &amp; I was able to lift them off the back of a van &amp; lower them to the floor! Granted;I work like a son of a gun! but I did do it single handedly too! They're heavy, but NOT that heavy! [​IMG]

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    let me get this straight. you LIFTED a 14bolt with drums out of your truck and set it down? not the ol' pull it off and let it fall routine.. we've all done that.. I dont think its humanly possible. Sure I can move it around all day long but to lift it up and set it down and actually have some sort of control over the entire thing while its in the air, is pretty amazing.. I have a spare 14 bolt sitting down at the bottom of the property and every once in a while Ill walk by it and want to move it and DAMN it kicks my ass every time.. Im 6' 200lbs and work as a carpenter where we have to move some pretty freaking heavy stuff.. this axle laughs at me every time I look at it..

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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    Well my cousin got rear ended in my S10 so the insurance company rented me a full size Dodge 1500 with the Magnum 5.9L V8. Man I am so happy that idiot rear ended my truck, now I have a truck that I do not have to worry about. Later.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    Re: Total weight of a d60 and a 14 bolt

    Brian, you must be a big ole boy!

    Derf00

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  19. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Let me set the record straight....fast!

    No Mike; I guess that was misleading!! [​IMG] It was more like a "controlled fall" than physically lifting it into the air &amp; down to the floor! Also; mine was drumless as delivered since I'm doing a rear disc conversion. Although; I did manage to lift it around the floor pivoting on the other hub; I won't even being to claim I can dead lift a 14 or a D60! [​IMG] My point was only to confirm that the axles are not as heavy as some would be lead to believe. Now the D60; that's one BIG mutha! [​IMG]

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    Well I picked up my axles yesterday from Rodger Mong with the help of Wayne; thanks again Wayne. Well these axles are pretty heavy, but I think coud get the 14 bolt off the ground, but the 60 would cost me disc. Well if anyone is looking for axles I suggest taking a trip to Rodgers place, he also has alot of tranny's and axle parts. Pete.

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