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Unread 09-01-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Dana 60 for sale

I just got a quote from a custom auto shop for a Dana60. I wanted to post this and see what you guys thought, and if it is a good deal or not. Thanks

" We can build you a Dana 60 For your TJ with the following;
1) 5:13 Gears with 35 spline Det-locker
2) 35 spline Strange Eng. Axles w/ 5on5.5" and 5on4.5" bolt patterns,
3) Rear Disc Brakes with Park Brake built into the Calipers,w/ Stainless steel Flex Lines.
For the Price of $3445.00
We also can Do the Dana 60 with a High Pinion case, Add $550.00 Plus We Build a 9" Ford version with 31 spline axles with a Det-loc,and the same rear disc brakes for $2840.00, and is available with a up grade to 35 spline axles and also a High Pinion Third member."

Side note> I'll be running a 12" lift with 38" or 40" tires.

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Unread 09-01-2007, 07:30 AM   #2
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Side note> I'll be running a 12" lift with 38" or 40" tires.
Why stop at 12"? Wouldn't 16" be better? Don't limit yourself man, shoot for the sky.
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Unread 09-01-2007, 07:39 AM   #3
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Dunno ... I just got a used RockJock 60 with an Electrac locker complete for $1200, then swapped in a Detroit, total $1800. But then it's used ...

Mean Fish is right ... 12" for 40s is a little much. I'm on 6" with 40s - needs some trimming, but do-able.
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Unread 09-01-2007, 09:27 AM   #4
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why not go 46"s.





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Unread 09-01-2007, 10:55 AM   #5
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1) 5:13 Gears with 35 spline Det-locker... Side note> I'll be running a 12" lift with 38" or 40" tires.
Hmmm... 38" or 40" tires with 5.13 gearing and a 12" lift. I'd rethink both that ratio choice and lift height. 5.13 is not even near low enough and 12" of lift is, well, not something I'd run. Especially since you don't need even close to 12" to run those tire sizes.
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Unread 09-01-2007, 11:15 AM   #6
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Love the spare
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Unread 09-01-2007, 01:14 PM   #7
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Love the spare

That kinda puts the size of lift it is into perspective.
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Nice...what size tires are those?
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Unread 09-01-2007, 08:37 PM   #9
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If you are thinking of going to 38's or higher, you will WANT TO HAVE 8 LUG RIMS..

I believe if you get the 5 on 4.5/5.5 the axle is only semi-float, but if you go 8 lug it is full float which is better.

Question is, what year D60 is it and what are the BOM numbers on the drivers side portion of the axle tube?
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Unread 09-01-2007, 08:41 PM   #10
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Also, give Wayne at Alljeep and email... Info@Alljeep.com he taught me quite a bit in just a few emails.. very informative and doesn't give you the stock answers you hate to hear from everyone else. He lays it all out for you.

I am doing the D60's in my jeep and he gave me the best price over the other vendors listed on here. He has a lot of options.

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Unread 09-02-2007, 12:04 AM   #11
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Nice...what size tires are those?



46's, like said in my previous post
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JKS Disco's
Axle specs:
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Detriot tru-trac locker
Dana 35- Superior 4.88's
Riding on:
33x12.50 BFG A/T
Black Cragar soft 8's
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Unread 09-02-2007, 02:14 PM   #12
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Also, give Wayne at Alljeep and email... Info@Alljeep.com he taught me quite a bit in just a few emails.. very informative and doesn't give you the stock answers you hate to hear from everyone else. He lays it all out for you.

I am doing the D60's in my jeep and he gave me the best price over the other vendors listed on here. He has a lot of options.

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Thanks, Robb

First of all if you are pinching pennies, don't do this upgrade. Even if you do the work yourself, you are going to be into it close to $20k. That is not an exaggeration and I don't care if you buy the parts from me or not.

I just went from this: (my old suspension/drivetrain/tires are on my customers' jeep in the background)

to this: (the shop door is 8'..)


39" tires, 100" wheelbase, D60's F/R, ARB's, 5.13's, 16"/14" r/f coil overs, Gen RIght stretch kit (corner/rocker guards and gas tank), etc. My cost on everything was right around $15k and I did ALL of the work. Keep in mind, I'm a shop/dealer and I get everything cheaper than most of you can.

That much lift was crazy. I since dropped it down to a more trail friendly size, like 6". That picture had about 10" of lift on it...

I wanted to post this here as well as tell you privately, so you can hear from others in the community to see I'm not far off base with my comments.
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Unread 09-02-2007, 10:02 PM   #13
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That the optional lightweight spare Wayne?

Nice looking Rubi!

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That the optional lightweight spare Wayne?

Nice looking Rubi!

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I don't want a 39" tire sitting back there, so I'm looking for a 35" spare with about half tread left. ..Instead of buying a brand new tire that I'll probably never use.
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