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i didnt know that. and it may just influence my purchase
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ok if ur going leaf springs i highly suggest against the allpro springs in the front kevin (2002fx4) has already vouched for that the weight of the motor compared to the toyotas is significant i suggest a set of trail-gear hd 5 in its meant for the weight of a v6- v8
im running 3 in allpro buggy springs on 35s on my toyota with no problems rubbing so the 5s should be fine

and hydro assist is nice u ca get a tapped yota box fairly cheep
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rear D60

do a 14 bolt, you'll never have an issue haha

i've seen a few broken.. one was because one a dumbass put the tapered bearings in backwards somehow.. so the driver (my friend) looked in his mirror to see the dullies stick out a few feet.. all i got to see was a 1 ton chevy on stands, a disassembled hub ona 14bolt.. and a sheared off shaft

on a trail rig you need some serious power and rubber to break one though, they're rated at something like 6,000 ft/lbs of torque
a ranger engine/trans isnt going to break a D60, unless your flat stupid.

your example of a d60 is poor, what retard puts the bearings in wrong?
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1. idk if its been said.. but full hydro is a bad idea, besides the sensitivity.. if you blow a hose or your engine dies your screwed.. so are the car(s) your going to hit.

um there are ways to run full hydro safely, the entire steering system must be designed to work with each other.
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full hydro = feels like a forklift. you'll get used to it.
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full hydro = feels like a forklift. you'll get used to it.
i bet it will drive even better. mine turns like butter now, so i dont have a use for it at the moment
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wheeled a toyota with full hydro....sure was funky at first. by the end of the day...i had a hard time driving my truck! got used to the hydraulic steering. lol.
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a ranger engine/trans isnt going to break a D60, unless your flat stupid.

your example of a d60 is poor, what retard puts the bearings in wrong?
and i know i cant break a D60... thats why i want one lol

uh that wasn't an example for a D60. that happened to a 14bolt
and exactly that.. a fawkin moron...
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um there are ways to run full hydro safely, the entire steering system must be designed to work with each other.
so your saying if you lose pressure, weather your engine dies or you blow a hose or it gets torn off somehow.. you wont lose steering?
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a ranger engine/trans isnt going to break a D60, unless your flat stupid.
Im sorry but this statement is flat out wrong. a Dana 60 is not this Mythical creature that can not be broken. There are a couple guys I have seen break them with the ranger drivetrain and its not from being stupid.
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so your saying if you lose pressure, weather your engine dies or you blow a hose or it gets torn off somehow.. you wont lose steering?
With the right orbital valve (read: the correct one you should be using) you can steer with no power steering.
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Im sorry but this statement is flat out wrong. a Dana 60 is not this Mythical creature that can not be broken. There are a couple guys I have seen break them with the ranger drivetrain and its not from being stupid.
pics? proof? how did it break? what where they doin?
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With the right orbital valve (read: the correct one you should be using) you can steer with no power steering.
gotcha, thanks
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Ok I decided i'm doing a fully built d44 and running 39.5x13.50x15 Irok's... yay yay
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dana60....
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Just letting you know....


my buddy regualy goes through front d44's in his 22r yoda on those same exact tires....
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I got big plans for my front axle... Figured out a way to make it bulletproof. haha
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I got big plans for my front axle... Figured out a way to make it bulletproof. haha
Really... well lets hear it then...
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Really... well lets hear it then...
x2, I want my truck to be bulletproof!!!
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A stock Dana 60 only has 1.31" diameter 30 spline shafts, exactly the same as a Dana 44. The exception to this is some of the dual rear wheel axles. Some of them are 35 spline. Thaey are not bullet proof, and if they are geared low enough, yes, you can break them with a stock ranger engine and transmission if you run big enough tires. The advantage of a 60 is the full floating design. The shafts themselves do not carry the load of the vehicle, so it does take some stress off of them, but not a lot.
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ha... I'm not running a 60. Just going to set-up my own custom axle with all of the highest quality lifetime warranty parts.
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ha... I'm not running a 60. Just going to set-up my own custom axle with all of the highest quality lifetime warranty parts.
Waste of money if your going with all bling parts you could build a 60 and it would still be stronger.
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we will see... let the hating begin.
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Damn Cory, you must have a lot of money! Cant wait to see this project get started...

BTW, you still havent posted any pics of your truck! I wanna see it! lol
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