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Old 03-04-2011, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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swaping a radius arm 06 HP dana 60 in a durango

am i the only one who is wanting to do this on the cheap. i was planning on using the ford arms and modifing them. this will be sitting on a set of 40s and used for trail running. and i have to keep it with good road manners. i did some searching but haven't found shit. what gives??
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Found a little bit in the general section.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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am i the only one who is wanting to do this on the cheap. i was planning on using the ford arms and modifing them. this will be sitting on a set of 40s and used for trail running. and i have to keep it with good road manners. i did some searching but haven't found shit. what gives??
There are 4 build on the first page of the dodge section using a dakota/durango, how the fuck can you not find anything?

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i guess i am just fuckin retarded, i dont see any build ups using the late model {as in 05 on up} dana 60 front axles.
or maybe i just read first before i go popping off.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hey i found another build, using a radius arm set up
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...269&highlight=
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i cant belive how few are using these axles.
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Well I started cutting the other night. Had to straighten the frame. Got that all taken care of and started measuring. Chopped up the radius arms last night. I will build the mounts and coil spring buckets tonight.



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will i have any real problems swaping in a olded dana 70 with out a tone ring????????
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Unsure on the brake thing, what year Durango is that exactly?

You gonna plate those arms where do you did the cut/bend?

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99 with a 5.2 in it. It is not just a pie cut it, it is a larger plate on the inside. It's much stronger than it was stock.
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will i have any real problems swaping in a olded dana 70 with out a tone ring????????
If you have an auto you may have problems, I know on a truck with a standard tranny that is the only speed sensor but maybe the autos have another to control shifts? Why not use an axle that has a tone ring?
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because i have a dana 70 with 4:88s and a detroit laying around.
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Worked on the radius arm mounts last night. And tried some different springs.
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ok i ditched the arms i cut and put a set of stock radius arms in it. i was able to get it much lower than o first thought. the radius arm mounts match up quite well to the frame, the brakes look to take the same fitting and the super duty gear box looks to fit with out to much work. i was amazed that i can lay it all the way down till the frame touches the axle, i never dreamed it would fit that well.
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and it still has a couple of inches to hit frame
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i used a set of rear spring from a half ton 2001 chevy van. it moved the rear axle back about 6 inches. i need to extend the rear shackles about 3" to make it all work out. they bolted into the stock mount. the dana 70 is from a cj10, the spring pads lined right up and the brake lines fit with out any trouble. the front brake lines bolted up to the ford calipers and the power steering lines fit also to the super duty box. i did have to grind a flat on the streering shaft to make it fit the ford coupler and keep me from reseting the clock spring. i will post some pics when i get the drive shafts built.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:19 PM   #17 (permalink)
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getting there.
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LOOKS nice... anxious to see how it works, but looks cool
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How'd you handle the mis-matched wheel bolt pattern front to rear? Did you just buy 2 pairs of matching wheels?
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that looks damn cool!
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I really have no tech to add I was just admiring how much your stance remindes me of mine. Looks like it's going to be a very cool rig!
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How'd you handle the mis-matched wheel bolt pattern front to rear? Did you just buy 2 pairs of matching wheels?
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I used a 2" adapter in the front from8 on 170 to 8 on 6.5"
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it does look strangly familiar. i finished up the front drive shaft last night. i have to do the rear tonight.
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How wide is your front setup compared to the rear? I know the 05+coil spring dana 60 is wider than the previous years.
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How wide is your front setup compared to the rear? I know the 05+coil spring dana 60 is wider than the previous years.
the rear is a dana 70 from a cj10 tow rig. it is a wide sob. the front measures right around 92 inches wide outside to outside. the rear came in at 90.5 outside to outside. i wish it was about 6 inches narrower. i dont mind a wide front but i like a narrow rear. you couldn't tell that by looking at my wife. shes got a small front a big rear.
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