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Old 10-17-2009
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glad you finally found one..
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Awesome move Beard! I bet you could have saved some serious green if you would have started off with a D60 front axle. We live and learn....
That's what i was thinking.
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meh i had a good time with the 44, learned a ton, so i dont regret it, dont really care about the green so called wasted.

thanks for the comments guys.

the guy sold them as a pair, so i just bought it, i am sure i will find a use for that rear 60, or i will just keep it for parts.

I stripped the whole thing down, never seen an axle from this time frame look so good. the internals are mint, and everything is in great shape. I already had rotors that worked from an incorrect purchase for the 44. All I really need is the kingpin rebuild stuff, wheel bearing seals, and some new grease. the bearings are in great shape too. Same with the u-joints.

The lockouts were broken, so I need some type of replacement, probably just drive flanges.
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Keeping all the front setup the same then i take it?
You gonna run chromo shafts or just see how the stockers hold up first?
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Old 10-18-2009
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I think his plan is to run the stock shafts.. in his defense i have seen a YJ with a 400hp 5.7 and 39.5 iroks beat the living **** out of stock shafts.. a stub shaft finally let go but it took quite a bit.
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Yeah I have no plans to upgrade shafts, or spline count. I will just wait until it breaks. No changes to the suspension, seems to work good so im not going to change it.
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lol..you SOB. nice work. cant wait to see it be beat on the way it should in may
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well Kingpins are strong but they sure are a pain the butt! i just ruined the lowers trying to get it apart. so ill need to buy some new ones.

going to get everything sand blasted around the knuckles this week.
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awesome, going to a nice uprgade for sure. Watching your truck grow makes me wish i would just go for a 60 and be ready to rock. But I'm only rolln on 36's now and I'll have chromos. so when I want to go up in tire and coilover/link setup I'll go 60.
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how do you have money for all this ****!!!!! damn dude some serious green
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this should get me going...

Your Order Contains the Following Items:
1 x Dana 60 USA Standard Gear, Reverse Rotation Ring & Pinions (Ratio: 5.13 Thick)
1 x Dana 60 Ring & Pinion Partial Install Kits (Front/Rear/Disconnect: Front, Pinion, Bearing or Shim kits: Minimal Shim Kits)
2 x Dana 60 King Pin Rebuild Kit
2 x Dana 60, Lower King Pin / Cap
2 x Dana 60 Kingpin ARP High Steer Stud Kits (Steering Arm Stud options: 4 Stud Kit)
1 x Dana 60 (some Dana 50), Spindle Nut Sockets, 4 point,OTC 7158
1 x Blue Torch Fab Dana 60 High Steer Arms (Style: Heim, Side: Full Kit - Both sides)
2 x Dana 60 / 50 Front Axle U-joint (Style: Non-Greasable)
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I just need to buy 4 brackets from Ballistic. Lowers, Upper link mount, and panhard mount.

then some drive flanges. Not too bad. Should be able to get the axle under there for about 1500, plus the 800 for the axle.

idk what i want for a locker, might just hold out for a detroit later and run an open diff. though I hate open diffs. lol
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where you buying all that stuff from?
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Yeah I have no plans to upgrade shafts, or spline count. I will just wait until it breaks. No changes to the suspension, seems to work good so im not going to change it.
Thats what i figured you would do.
I would run it open then get a detroit. thats just me though.
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where you buying all that stuff from?
found this place online selling all Dana Spicer stuff for the kingpin, plus they had yukon gears 20$ cheaper than anywhere i had seen.

4WD Factory

I have never heard of them until the other day (ranger) posted something about his Dana60 build, they sell ruffstuffspecialties.com, ballisticfabrication.com, bluetorchfab.com and trailgear.com parts, brackets, etc....

so they must be decent??
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Ill have to remember them next time i need something they look pretty good.
Hey do you have any 44 shafts?
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Im glad that you could use something from my d60 thread.

I got that link from Andrew.
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Ill have to remember them next time i need something they look pretty good.
Hey do you have any 44 shafts?
like? i have a whole D44 from a 3/4 ton just sitting in the garage, not sure if that is what you want though.

i have a ton of lockouts, balljoints, hubs, brakes, etc...
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Man your truck is ****ing awesome, want to do mine next?!
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lol thanks. but yeah bring it up here with about 20k... lol
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Damn Zach, what happened to the 5.4L?
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its still sitting on the back burner, one of these days ill get it in there.
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what are these drive flanges for? i know.....n00b
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what are these drive flanges for? i know.....n00b
They engage your front axle shafts to your hubs 100% of the time, as opposed to manual hubs, which allow you to not have the front axle shafts engaged with your hubs at the user's discretion.
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Like Kevin said. Much stronger and it shortens the hub about an inch so it will tuck inside the beadlock.
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