View Full Version : Don't think the Super duty dana 60's will work?
06-06-2003, 08:53 AM
I went and looked at the dana 60 out of a 2003 Ford super duty. And the perch distance eye to eye is 37". The older 60's and my current 44 are right at 33". On the super duty, the perch on the non diff side can be moved, but the diff webbing and housing is too big to move the perch any closer on that side. I can't see a way around it other than sit the spring about halfway up the diff. But it would be sitting at an angle, and would be 1-2" higher than the other side. Any one have any thoughts on this? Or solutions? Looks like I need to find the older 60? Thanks, Dennis
Plus the bolt pattern for those axles is metric. Like 8 x 170 mm. You're better off finding old chebby axles.
06-06-2003, 09:31 AM
Yea, I want to stay with ford cause of the drop. I spent way to much $ running my exhaust down the pass side. It looks like the older fords will work fine. It's a shame, cause I was gonna get a 2003 super duty 60, never used, for cheap.
look at older Ford F350's and check Billavista's dana 60 article at POR4x4 for more info on 60's
06-06-2003, 10:40 AM
You can fab some mounts on your frame to mount the springs outboard from your frame like the early J-Trucks. It would require some fabrication skills, but if you've got the skills or a good friend that does, it would be worth looking into. That's a sweet axle.
06-06-2003, 12:43 PM
You could also get it shortened a few inches if that's possible. That'll move the perches closer together.
unless you're getting a free or really cheap dana 60 off the stupid duty, I don't think it would really be worth the time, parts and money to make it work when you can pretty much bolt in a GM dana 60.
06-06-2003, 06:22 PM
if one were getting it cheap or free,its not such a big deal to outboard the springhangers. we had to do that in my friends cj7 in order for him to run full width chevy axles.
06-07-2003, 01:25 AM
Yea, I found a 79 front, but he wants more than I was getting the new unused 2003 for. There just is know room to cut or move anything on the diff side. We thought about that. And inboarding looks like a pain. Will prolly go with the older one. Thanks
Superduty ones are balljoint, correct? Steering is a bit more expensive for those, and some say they aren't as strong...
06-10-2003, 01:05 AM
Can you get me one of those new 37" width perch ones cheap ;) That happens to be the spring perch width on the front of a M715..... If you don't use it help a brotha out and I won't have to use this 3/4 ton front axle...
06-10-2003, 03:11 AM
Yes, the guy here has 24 of them. I think he will sell them for about $1000. But the thing is spotless,brand spanking new. I can give you his # if you like?
06-10-2003, 03:49 PM
Is he in KY with you? I am going to be gone for 2 weeks (anual guard thing) but will be back end of July. Is he in a hurry to get rid of them? $1000 sounds good for a new axle. PM me his # if you don't mind.
06-10-2003, 08:20 PM
I would be interested in that # too. I have a friend in need of one.
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