Originally Posted by BlueRubiconrich
what size tire do you plan to run. A dana 60 hangs down real low!
It doesn't hang down as bad as your saying Ritch, I want to say its only around 3/4 of and inch differnece, if that. But what you gain is a ton more in stregnth over a 44, notice I said over a 44.
Op what size tires are you planing on? I know the axle's you pulled are from a 3/4 ton truck in the offorad world that front is really not as strong as you think.
They still use tha same 297 U-joints as a dana 30 and about that same stub, so really your tire limit satys in the 36-37" range max. Yes Chrome shafts put you in the some what safe zone of maybe 38's, but its the rear that now become's the issue.
The stock 30 spline shafts in the rear can't handle alot of hard beatins with 38's.
And depending on the year Ford doner truck they could have the small boar spindle's wich need to be board out to except 35 spline shafts.
This is why you allway see me asking tire size first. That sets the limit up, 37's your safe with stock stuff, chrome shafts would be nice in the front but stock one's can work.
38"+ a 44 won't last long and the 60 rear is on its tire limit. This is why most hold out for a 60/14 bolt. They can run in a stock form up to about 42's for the front and 44's for the rear, after that chrom shafts are needed.
Again whats the tire size?