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Unread 01-23-2013, 04:43 PM   #16
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your jeep sounds awesome! Im looking for your build tread now

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Unread 01-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #17
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Why bother with a 60? 14bolts are cheaper and stronger.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 05:51 PM   #18
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There's a front 60 rear 70 here in jax for 500$
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Unread 01-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #19
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Yes, I forgot to mention this:

What's the rear spring perch width for a 1994-2002 dodge ram dana 60?
Why does it matter? The XJ springs are 2.5" wide and you need to put new perches on anyway
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Unread 01-23-2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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a ford 8.8 is a nice and easy upgrade. it has the 5x4.5 bolt pattern. easy to find an adaptor so you can use your current driveshaft (found in junkyards from other trucks). a bit of fab work for the spring perches and shock mounts is all that needs to be done, but many people weld the tubes to the housing including myself which is just a preventative measure.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #21
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The ford axle is cool but it creates a situation where upgrading the front axle axle is difficult. Its also narrower.

I'm making custom long arms in the front.
D60 front should be under $100 here
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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:17 PM   #22
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I won't have to reqeld the perches . I have to cut a notch on the tips to let the ubolts fit. Same thing as the dodge guys do. I went and measurd the spring perch width and its identical (from a 1500). I'm going to try to do this without redoing the perches. If I have to bite the bullet I will .
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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #23
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if you need perches,

the rock tactics low profile perches are pretty awesome. 25$ a set and he stocks most tube sizes. even had 3.5" for me.
http://www.rocktactics.com/

http://www.rocktactics.com/index.php...ct_detail&p=41
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Unread 01-24-2013, 08:16 AM   #24
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Thanks for that link that's an awesome price.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #25
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The distance from the center of the axle tubes to the end of the pinion yoke on a Dana 60 is longer than on any stock XJ axle. You will need to make your drive shaft shorter to accommodate this. Your drive shaft has 1310 yokes on it. The Dana 60 probably has 1330 yokes on it. A D60 hangs at least a half inch lower than any XJ stock axle too.
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Make sure your rims will fit around the drums on the D60.

A standard rear D60 has 30 spline shafts, same as a D44. Only advantage is that it is full float.

Yokes are not the same. Dana 44 yokes are 26 spline. Dana 60's are 29.

The pinion side of the D60 will be much longer than the 44.

Good luck.
My 8.8 has 31 spline shafts, is spline count directly related to shaft diameter? Because it would seem the 8.8 shaft should be stronger (or at least larger) than the Dana 60 shaft.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 09:11 AM   #27
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The distance from the center of the axle tubes to the end of the pinion yoke on a Dana 60 is longer than on any stock XJ axle. You will need to make your drive shaft shorter to accommodate this. Your drive shaft has 1310 yokes on it. The Dana 60 probably has 1330 yokes on it. A D60 hangs at least a half inch lower than any XJ stock axle too.
Yup. I was reading up on ways of shortening a driveshaft. So far all looks good except for cutting the tube perfectly square. I'm not sure how i will be able to do that.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 10:34 AM   #28
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Yup. I was reading up on ways of shortening a driveshaft. So far all looks good except for cutting the tube perfectly square. I'm not sure how i will be able to do that.
that's not really that necessary. using a chop saw will get you close enough.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #29
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your jeep sounds awesome! Im looking for your build tread now
Thanks! I'll have to make a build thread now for sure.
Also, custom long arms, I already have the crossmember,
d60 front here I come lol.

Ill have to find someone with a chop saw. Also, once you cut it, how do you know the yoke is sitting perfectly square?
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Unread 01-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #30
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The local driveline shop here will cut, change the length and spin balance a drive shaft for $75. That seems pretty cheap to me.
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