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Unread 10-26-2001, 11:07 AM   #1
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Dana 60 is in!!

Wow! That is one honkin' huge axle - LOL!! No more slip yoke, either (nice!), I now have brakes that work (rear discs) and with 4.56 gears I now have a very strong incentive to get 33" tires.

I really didn't lose that much ground clearance due to the larger differential housing - almost, but not quite an inch, I'd say (eyeball estimate). I think this is an acceptable trade-off.

Only one problem. I got a defective driveshaft that vibrates like a mother between 60-70 MPH. But, true to their reputation, MIT will have a new CV shaft ready for me this afternoon.

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Unread 10-26-2001, 11:36 AM   #2
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YEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAA!

Congratulations!

Screw the 33s. Go to 35s and make them work.
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Unread 10-26-2001, 01:22 PM   #3
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Screw the 33s. Go to 35s and make them work.
Drool... I'll need a heck of a lot more lift than just 3½" of spring for 35's I think, though - LOL!
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Unread 10-26-2001, 08:04 PM   #4
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Drool... I'll need a heck of a lot more lift than just 3½" of spring for 35's I think, though - LOL!
Throw in a body lift. I have a 1" and wouldn't personally go more, you might want to though. And then install TJ flares. That'll give you a little bit bigger openings. Really, you'll just wish ya had gone 35s. I've got 35s and I can barely get them big 60 pigs over anything!
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Unread 10-27-2001, 12:02 PM   #5
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I see that body lifts cost about $180 (after tax). But the pictures I see just look like hockey pucks with longer bolts. Is there something else that goes into a small body lift, or can I just go buy a half-dozen hockey pucks at Toys-R-Us for $3/ea. and grade-8 bolts at Home Depot?
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Unread 11-01-2001, 10:04 AM   #6
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Check out my write up under Product Reviews. I paid like 80$ for mine at 4 Wheel Parts. Bayou Geep sells a nice one metal made one if that is what you were looking for.
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Unread 11-04-2001, 01:05 AM   #7
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I got a Ford 9, it is close in strength, but i would love to get a front 60 with massive splines. congrats, and hack the fenders and get some damn big tires!!!!
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Unread 11-05-2001, 11:11 AM   #8
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Whoo, no kidding on the "get some damn big tires" comment! I whacked the 60 on more than a couple relatively small rocks yesterday (and one not-so-small one, despite best efforts to pass the pumpkin to the side of 'em). I need another paycheck, and I can get the body lift and possibly the wheels (if not, then the next paycheck). The tires are going on plastic as soon as I have all the parts together and trim the fenders. I'll also need to get a decent tire carrier... Argh!
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