Dana 60 front axle

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I saw this Dana 60 front axle on Facebook marketplace for $400.00 and had to jump on it. It's a 3.73 ratio and it's tight. Newer rotors and calipers.

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I would jump on that type of a deal too
 

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I saw this Dana 60 front axle on Facebook marketplace for $400.00 and had to jump on it. It's a 3.73 ratio and it's tight. Newer rotors and calipers.

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Good deal!!! I paid twice that for mine!
 

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Just cleaning one up is worth $400.
 

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I'd have bought that even if I didn't need it.
 

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Helluva deal!

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Helluva deal!

Do those big castors roll through the yard well?
Yeah, LOL I had to do that because I have no level pavement when I swapped out my G wagen engine .
 

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Excellent deal even if you don't have a dually to put it under. If you plan to convert it to SRW spindles expect it to cost you about another $500. But really that was a great buy. I paid $700 for mine, crusty rusty, had to change spindles, new brake calipers and pads, new kingpin bushing kit, new re-gear...I have way too much in mine.
 

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Great score! Those go for $1500 and more out my way.
 

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You all realize that until you swap out the stub shafts to D70 parts, the D60 shafts are no stronger than a D44...
 
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You all realize that until you swap out the stub shafts to D70 parts, the D60 is no stronger than a D44...

I'm your huckleberry, educate me please.
 

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The outer stubs are not the same diameter. Spline count also plays a factor in strength, again not the same.

I'm very familiar with the D60 Bible you linked -

1978 and later Stock Dana 60 outer 30 spline stub shafts (pn 40955) are 1.3125" at the splines (major diameter) and approximately 1.250" at the shank.

For comparison, A Dana 44 19 spline stub measure 1.155" at the splines and 1.060" at the shank
 

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Just cleaning one up is worth $400.
Yup, the seller took
Excellent deal even if you don't have a dually to put it under. If you plan to convert it to SRW spindles expect it to cost you about another $500. But really that was a great buy. I paid $700 for mine, crusty rusty, had to change spindles, new brake calipers and pads, new kingpin bushing kit, new re-gear...I have way too much in mine.
I'm leaving the front axle as it is and putting dually adapters on the rear.
 

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You all realize that until you swap out the stub shafts to D70 parts, the D60 is no stronger than a D44...

Lol. I'm sure the GM engineers collectively decided to build a bigger, stronger axle and then throw in an inferior "weak link" just for the hell of it.
 

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