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Old 06-03-2010, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1979 rear dana 60 need some upgrade axle shaft what to do??

I was wondering if anyone can help me figure out ,what axle shafts upgrade will work .I was told that a dana 70 shafts will work but I have to bore the axle its self thats not the problem I can bore it. I just need to know what shafts like year and 35 spine, people are using !!
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I would chuck it and use a 10.25
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i would chuck but its in my jeep trussed, geared just keep brakeing shafts latley just looking for a upgrade
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It would help if you were to put a little information in your post. There are many different Dana 60 rear axles out there. Try posting the specific bom of the axle that you are trying to upgrade.

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Looks like I'm not the only one building up this axle for more abuse. The OP's title says it's a '79 rear Dana 60, which mine is as well from an F250. My neighbor has the tools to bore the spindle out, I just need to find the Dana 70 shafts to fit inside this axle. I haven't decided on a carrier yet, but leaning towards Eaton E-locker, 35 spline and 4.10&down carrier.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It'll be a fucking miracle if you find the right OEM axle shafts, so just order what you need from the aftermarket.

Or, if you feel energetic, and less lazy, go over to the Dana expert site(hell, I'm even feeling generous so I'll include a link for those to lazy to search(yes, that means you)), and start reading. All you need to know is the length, and all that information is available, to those willing to do the legwork. I've looked in the past, and I'll be damned if I remember finding a 70 shaft of the right length. Maybe I didn't look hard enough.

http://www2.dana.com/pdf/XGI.pdf

Either way, I wouldn't fuck with it, because once you have found the right length and have it down to a particular donor vehicle, then you actually have to start combing the yards for those axles. Good luck with that.

Oh you do know that you will need to swap out the carrier or at least the spiders, to 35 spline, don't you?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you can bore it, order up some rear drive flanges or hubs and double splined rear axle shaft. You might just end up breaking pinions next...
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