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post #1 of 7 Old 11-20-2013, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about Dana 60

I have a dumb question about the Dana 60 rear axle swap I've been thinking of doing on my 07 Rubicon. Isnt the Dana 60 on th 08 J8 milspec an 8 bolt hub? My dumb question is what to do about the spare? If I have my stock 44 in the front with 5 bolt, and 8 bolt in the rear then how do you work with having one spare? How does tire rotation work?

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-20-2013, 12:42 PM
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Sounds like you need to be looking for an adapter to convert the lug pattern on the front. No idea if anybody makes that combo though.

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You need to make them both the same, problem is which way do you want to go, mod the rear axle and make it match the front or do the front and match the back.

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A couple years ago I needed a set of adapter/spacers. This place worked out well: http://www.airbagit.com/5-Lug-To-8-L...ers-s/1581.htm
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-22-2013, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Adapter spacers, well that answers my question, thanks. I would probably make the rear 5 bolt like the front but with the spacers, wouldn't the rear wheels stick out slightly farther than the front?
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Adapter spacers, well that answers my question, thanks. I would probably make the rear 5 bolt like the front but with the spacers, wouldn't the rear wheels stick out slightly farther than the front?
How wide is the 60 you are getting? In particular relative to your front? Whichever place you put the spacers it will make that axle wider.

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post #7 of 7 Old 11-22-2013, 09:47 AM
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Depends on the WMS to WMS (wheel mount surface to wheel mount surface) width measurement on your D60. If you can find one that matches or very close to your stock axle width it will be a non issue. The generally run "full width" of 65in or greater. so yeah, it may stick out quite a bit.

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