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This Thread will be reserved for the build up of my Ranger.




Update: Im still on the look out for a dana 60 so if anyone has in the austin area you know where to find me.


I will have detailed pics of fixing up the axle and the tear down of my ranger.


when she stands she will be on 40s or 44s. yea you heard right...





Engine: 5.0 or 5.8 which ever i acquire first
Tranny: C6
Transfer Case:
Gearing: 5:13
Axles: Dana 60 and FF14Bolt
Tires: 38s for DD and 44s for trail
Wheels: 16 or 16.5


as she stands now.

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i love my 3.0
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ill be glad to see an SASd ranger that used the way it should be..good luck man.
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Thanks

i promise to have pics of lots of abuse. =]
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44s will be too big... dont go bigger than 40s
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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


Application: Rear
Type: Semi-floating
Spline count: 30, 33
Factory ratios: 3.23:1 through 5.14:1
Maximum tire size for stock axle with 10-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 - 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 9-inch ring gear and a 10-inch ring gear, and they're totally different animals. The latter is the more desirable, and its only resemblance to the 9-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 -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
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Can't wait to see it, but I wouldn't get 16.5 rims, I've heard they blow the bead pretty easy
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it was funny i was hesitant of doing craigslist but i tried it within 5 minutes i got contacted.

we'll see what i'll go with. but i want beadlocks =]
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you call that cheap?

i got a D60 and D44 8lug for 85 with wheels and tires. 100 is not bad but still.

i mean too big as in roll over, and just plain wheeling while having fun. its gonna be so big you cant fit in trails and such
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^^bragger and Legion, when your done we can do mine.
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I like how the truck is now with a SFA that will look really badass!
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Yup its time to lose that IFS.

Its not as expensive if you look around. i mean i have one job and i can afford it.

Im not so worried about flipping it. Where we wheeled at you just need some mad travel to flex tires. as tall as my truck is now I still got up on 3 wheels.
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Where did you find that axle info? Looks like some valuable stuff. Have a link for it?
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Coming soon:

14 Bolt Build Up

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Woot woot...love TRS...good luck with it Legion...
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awesome how just going to disk brakes shaves off 70 pounds off the axles.
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^^really wow
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yup, i need a dana 60 anyone have one?!?!?!?!?

hahaha

so what kind of leafs should i run in the back that are flexy and tall!?
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1/2 ton chevy springs. imo dont waste your time with rear leaf springs. just 4 link it.

btw i am putting chevy 3/4 ton front disc brakes and calipers on my rear D60. i figure with front and rear 3/4 ton brakes its gonna stop really fast. lol
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check this out for your rear 4 link it really helped me

http://www.muddtanks.com/4LinkSuspArticle.htm


here is a good price for steering

http://ballisticfabrication.3dcartst...p_13-1338.html

this should help you on your disc brake swap

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...b_disc_brakes/
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thanks good to know your building something sort of similar to me soon.
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idk what your idea of soon is but i wont be swapping much on mine until may. its getting cold out already and i dont feel like being outside at all. lol
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haha, i want mine done by christmas but idk things are blah right now idc lol im gonna do this monster regardless
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Im not so worried about flipping it. Where we wheeled at you just need some mad travel to flex tires. as tall as my truck is now I still got up on 3 wheels.

mad travel and 44s on a ranger huh... lol. ok. Id like to to see it. what is your plan?? leaves alll around. link it all the way around?

honestly. link it. 44s and leaves and you will be HUGE... way tippy, full width axles or not. and 44s why stop with just a 60-- why not mogs or rocks if your really plan on abusing this thing...?
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