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Old 03-24-2008, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MAX tires for a stock front dana 60

What do you guys feel is the max tires size for a stock dana 60 in a YJ with a V8?
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say 40.
Im sure you could run 44's or 46's if you drove like a grandma.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say it depends if it is locked or not. I ran 44" boggers with a big block, and open diff and beat it to death and never had a problem. Then I put a powerlock in the front and broke 3 30 spline outers in 3 trips.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have watched people with 42's and good bit of HP romp on there junk for a couple years with out any problems. I have also watched people with 37's and 4 bangers blow shit up in a stock D60. So how lucky do you feel?
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I broke mine in the first trip on 40s. With 35 spline outers, the stupid factor goes way up, though.
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I'm running 38 TSLs on beadlocks, 5.13 gears with a detroit locker and a 5.7 HEMI. The axle is stock now, and I'm trying to decide if I should just spend the $800 on new 4340 shafts and super joints. I don't drive real crazy, but you never know what your capable of until you get there, you know?
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can drive like grandma...but a situation may arise that'll chnage that.....go prepared......I know that phrase is probably copyrighted!
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can drive like grandma...but a situation may arise that'll chnage that.....go prepared......I know that phrase is probably copyrighted!
I think the boy scouts have that phrase.

And since I was a boy scout Im gunna have to have you go ahead and send me $5,000, thanks
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What kind of gearing in the axles and transfer case? Depends a lot on your driving style and what kind of terrrain you will be driving in.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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5.13's in the axles, stock gears in the TC 2.72 low range, 1.00 high range. terrain is everything from dirt to mud, to rock, to sand.
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i'd stay right where you're at 'til you get the shafts.
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how much does the rig weigh?
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I'll let ya know how 42s do at the hammers in 2 weeks but I'll be carrying some spares.
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I would say 40.
Im sure you could run 44's or 46's if you drove like a grandma.
You ever broke 60 axles?
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This could go on forever.
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but i broke that too, so i'm still fuct.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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drive it till it breaks then upgrade.
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This is always a great debate. If you compare a stock 30 spline stub shaft
to a yukon or superior(which after reading billavistas axle shaft tech article would be the only shaft i would ever buy again) you will see in a second why its a worthwhile up grade regardless of tire size.i still feel like 40s are the biggest you want to run but even then on stock shafts its still a gamble.2 weeks ago while wheelin my buddy broke a driver side stock stub in his 60 and didnt even know it until we saw his tire(39.5 iroc) not turning.we never heard a thing.
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With 39.5s I've broken a stock 30-spline stub, stock inner, 35-spline Detroit, 35-spline drive flange, and twisted a 4340 35-spline stub.

YMMV.
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This is a great debate, and it seems to depend on driver. Thanks guys for the replys.
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2 weeks ago while wheelin my buddy broke a driver side stock stub in his 60 and didnt even know it until we saw his tire(39.5 iroc) not turning.we never heard a thing.
And that buddy has a 4 banger.
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I broke a yukon outer with 39.5s on flat and level ground in my back yard one time. I have a 4.3 too.
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You ever broke 60 axles?
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Running 42s with a detroit, stock inners and 35 spline outers. So far so good but my motor ain't exactly a powerhouse either.
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