they will be fairly built axles. and im not much of a right pedal friendly guy.
im just building a monster of a ranger.
Its going fairly cheap so far.
so far total is at 100 Bucks
cooperate 14 Bolt Full Float Complete
Spline count: 30, 33
Factory ratios: 3.23:1 through 5.14:1
Maximum tire size for stock axle with 10½-inch ring gear: 44-inch
Strong point: It features a removable pinion support and a pilot bearing at the end of the pinion shaft for added strength
Weak point: The left-side carrier cap is known to break through the bolt hole
Junkyard jewel: Find one on a '73-to-current ¾- or 1-ton Chevy truck. The newer the axle, the better
Building secrets: Replace the Gov-Lok diff with an aftermarket unit
Aftermarket alternatives: Custom Differentials.
Notes: The GM 14-bolt came in both a 9½-inch ring gear and a 10½-inch ring gear, and they're totally different animals. The latter is the more desirable, and its only resemblance to the 9½-inch is the number of cover bolts.
Applications: Front and rear
Type: Semi- and full-floating
Spline count: 16, 23, 30, 32 and 35
Factory ratios: 3.54:1 through 7.17:1
Maximum tire size for stock axle: 38.5-inch
Weight: 505 Pounds
Strong point: Available in a variety of widths, most of which were full-floaters
Weak point: The driver-side carrier bearing was known to spin on the carrier and this often spun the race, which can damage the housing
Junkyard jewel: A heavy-duty front '60 can be found on '78 and '79 ¾-ton Ford pickups equipped with the snowplow package. Some late '70s and early '80s Dodge trucks had 35-spline '60 rear axles. Rear '60s are easy to find
Building secrets: The spider-gear roll pin is small and hollow, and is prone to breakage. Builders often double up the roll pin for extra strength (slide one inside of another). Also, replace the pinion yoke with a 1350-series yoke for extra strength. Finally, be careful about the spline count. Look for the 32- and 35-spline axles, avoid the 16s and 23s
Aftermarket alternatives: Currie Enterprises, DTS Custom Service, Dynatrac, Custom Differentials
The venerable '60 has been available in either high- or low-pinion designs and was never used in an IFS application. Custom Differentials warns to steer clear of the rare but virtually identical Dana 61 because most of the parts are not interchangeable
SAS in the Making
Truck: '96 Ranger; 4x4; Super Cab Engine: 5.0 Drive Line: Dana 60 14BoltFF Suspension: Taller and Flexier Exterior: ? Interior: 10inch sub