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Which Dana 60 Front is the best?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 2High4U, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. 2High4U

    2High4U 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking and found

    HP KP DRW styles

    I know that KP stands for king pin and DRW is dual rear wheels.
    HP is high pinion.


    I just want to find out which is the best and what the differences are.
     
  2. ratzila

    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    If you have a driver side drop tc then it would work:doah: . It sounds like it came out of a Ford.
     
  3. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ideally you would want a SRW HP KP with passenger side drop.

    converting from Dual Rear Wheel set up is easy. just swap on SRW hubs.

    KingPins are common on the older axles. some have balljoints.

    finding a passenger side drop with High Pinion is probably going to be hard. Dynatrac can make you one. $$$$$$$
     
  4. 1977k5

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    The Ford knuckles are weaker too.

    The high pinion is generally considered better, both in gear strength and driveshaft angle/clearance. Dually front ends are significantly wider.

    On a side note, according to true hi-9 and a bunch of the major gear manufacturers if gear deflection is nearly eliminated (with a 3rd pinion bearing like a 9" or FF14 bolt) there is no strength difference running on either side of the gears.

    If gear deflection happens while running on the drive side of the gears, the teeth get pushed together and the backlash gets smaller (strong setup). If deflection happens while running on the coast side, the contact patch becomes small as the backlash increases and the gearset becomes weak.
     

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