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Old January 3rd, 2007, 20:01
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2002 F350 Dana 60

i got a chance to get a D60/10.5 combo out of a 2002 F350, i know that the diff on the 60 is 3.5" more to the drivers side that the 78-79 60's will it be a major problem running coils with the diff offset that much to the drivers side? im gonna be runnin 36" iroks and i know that a 60/10.5 combo may be a little overkill for them but i can get the set for less than $500, should i get them or will the 60 be to much of a pita to run under my xj? i plan to run 6-7" of lift
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 20:24
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

If you don't get it narrowed, it will be crazy wide.

You will still be able to run coils on it, you may have to place your spring perch bracketry close to the pumpkin or even part of the bracketry on it. Welding to cast isn't bad as long as you preheat the cast section.

And a 60 is not overkill for 36 IROKS. I've seen folks break chromealloy 44's in thier driveways with 36 iroks.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 22:32
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

all the fab work will be done by a friend who just opened up his own fab shop, as far as axle width im not to worried about that as i want to have my axles wide for stability, thanks for the help
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 22:36
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

One thing... is it a ball-joint/unit bearing one?



They're crap, IMHO. Money is saved finding a better one in the long run.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 22:56
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

if ball joints are so badd then why does dynatrac have them on there prorock60's? as far as unit bearings, for now they will be fine, ill upgrade in the future if need be for for now they should be fine
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Old January 4th, 2007, 07:21
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

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if ball joints are so badd then why does dynatrac have them on there prorock60's?


Because they're idiots. Umm, I believe a prorock 60 uses D70 or F450 ball-joints. Not the modernized D60 ones.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 22:00
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

just wonderin if anyone on here or knows someone who has run a fullwith 80-02 ford dana 60 on a XJ or TJ, im just wondering what they did for control arm mounts and coil buckets.

Thanks Rob
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Old January 4th, 2007, 22:23
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

If your boy has fab skills who cares. Make it work. Don't run 36s, run 40s!

Now your sure this is a 60 and not a 50? Ford likes to put 50s in their newer trucks.

Your going from budget boost to talking about a 60 front? Some people would call you crazy. I say go for it if you can.
I wish I'd went for a d60 a long time ago.


36s and a dana 60 up front will yeild you the ground clearance of 30s and a d30. 38.5s are the lowest I'd think of going with if you like the rocks at all like we have out here on the westside.


Getting that under your jeep is going to be a huge task........

Your going to have to have a secure platform to run decent links to keep the unibody structure in one piece at the mercy of the 1000 lbs of axle underneath.

Unibody plating, some sort of cage, well designed suspension with sturdy crossmembers tell your buddy he has a lot of work ahead of him......

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Old January 4th, 2007, 22:30
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

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One thing... is it a ball-joint/unit bearing one?

They're crap, IMHO. Money is saved finding a better one in the long run.

That would start a war with some people on this board.....


Balljoint/unit bearings though part of many a heated debate do work well for some.


I'd run a unit bearing 60/9 with ctm 300m internals. I'm sure a few will say that's the hot setup right now.......




What do you run?
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Old January 4th, 2007, 22:42
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

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If your boy has fab skills who cares. Make it work. Don't run 36s, run 40s!

Now your sure this is a 60 and not a 50? Ford likes to put 50s in their newer trucks.

Your going from budget boost to talking about a 60 front? Some people would call you crazy. I say go for it if you can.
I wish I'd went for a d60 a long time ago.


36s and a dana 60 up front will yeild you the ground clearance of 30s and a d30. 38.5s are the lowest I'd think of going with if you like the rocks at all like we have out here on the westside.
its a 60, and im gonna be runnin around 6-7" of lift with either homeade 3link or clayton arms up frt, as far as ground clerance, its a small price to pay for strenth, about tire size, i already got the tires, actually ive had them since sept. im gonna make the combo work, i just hope i cant get it all together before Nac Fest
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Old January 4th, 2007, 22:54
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

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its a 60, and im gonna be runnin around 6-7" of lift with either homeade 3link or clayton arms up frt, as far as ground clerance, its a small price to pay for strenth, about tire size, i already got the tires, actually ive had them since sept. im gonna make the combo work, i just hope i cant get it all together before Nac Fest

Well I'd go with a 3 link......I'm currently working on one myself.

Claytons radius arms while stout are quite the rock anchors.....

Build something that will tuck up nice.


Sell those damn 36s. If your going to run this axle run tires accordingly. Its not going to be cheap......just look at my bank account. Strength does you no good if you have no clearance.......trust me I've seen it.


Unshaved 14 bolts, while strong are not worth the effort unless your running a large tire otherwise it becomes a snowplow.....ask 4xsanta!

A 60 will hang low and grab everything, get some tires to bring it up and make it worth all your time and effort, otherwise you'll be mocked as the guy who has a bulletproof drivetrain but can't make it through the trail cause he's so hungup.


Be smart about this and you can make it work, you have to be realistic too. I ran 36s on a 30.........



Would you drive a formula one car down the street to pick up eggs? Its gonna get horrible gas milage and it won't take speedbumps well and it will ride like crap.

NO you'd take it to a track and do 200+ because that's what its made to do.

60s are made for big tires. You've got a 60 use it or loose it.....
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

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That would start a war with some people on this board.....


Balljoint/unit bearings though part of many a heated debate do work well for some.


I'd run a unit bearing 60/9 with ctm 300m internals. I'm sure a few will say that's the hot setup right now.......




What do you run?


They are running F450 outers, not the F350 stuff. Or at least I hope they are if they are spending the money on 300M stuff.


That's what Dynatech does. And there's a SLIGHT reason for it.


I will admit that I am living in the past when it comes to certain things - but you'd be suprised how much cheaper things can get once they are no longer 'hip'.





I run a LP D44, FWIW. Not ideal, never will be. Not going to deal with it until I have enough cash to do things how I want. Axles are fairly low on my priority list currently. The powertran and weight is more of the issue. But, that doesn't mean I don't have friends who run 60 fronts and larger. I've seen some interesting failures.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 16:43
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

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One thing... is it a ball-joint/unit bearing one?

They're crap, IMHO. Money is saved finding a better one in the long run.
Pretty sure Jason Paule and the Twisted Crew run the 350 unit bearings and ball joint on their buggies.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 17:19
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Pretty sure Jason Paule and the Twisted Crew run the 350 unit bearings and ball joint on their buggies.

They're light weight I would assume? Not 4k+?
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Old January 5th, 2007, 18:06
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Re: 2002 F350 Dana 60

Yeah but they are running full crate corvette engines(400+ hp) and abuse them pretty hard during comps.
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