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What's the difference between 1 ton and 1 1/4 ton Dana 60?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wy4tt, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. wy4tt

    wy4tt 1/2 ton status

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    The D60 I got is a 1 1/4 ton part and I'm getting ready to put it and my 14b in and I was wondering if there was any difference between the 1 ton parts and 1 1/4 ton besides the 35/35 (rather than 35/31) splines on the D60.
     
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  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    there is no diff, AFIK. Just the military making it sound better for the CUCV's
     
  3. kennyw

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    There is no difference between a 1 ton or a 1-1/4 ton. Your axle has 30 spline stub shafts just like any other factory GM D60 front axle. The reason for the 1-1/4 ton is because the military simply rates a truck by the actual payload it can carry not by the std 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton ratings used in the civilian world which don't mean anything.
     
  4. wy4tt

    wy4tt 1/2 ton status

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    Ah, I see. Thanks for the info.
     

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