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Old 08-15-2010, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana 60's Under a Monty??????

I'm thinking about running dana 60's under my truck when I SAS it. If i went 60's instead of a dana 44 and a 9 inch i would probably run 38's ish size tires. Before i go out and buy axles I wanted to get some feed back, good and bad...


I understand that the the width wms to wms on 60's is around 73'' and they would have to be narrowed... This is still just an idea i'm throwin around in my head. I don't know if anyone has put 1 tons under a monty before would be sick if I could pull it off.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool, i wouldn't narrow them
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Overkill for 38's IMO. A 60 will be like an anchor and catch every rock here on AZ trails unless you're running 39+ and Bias or Comp tread. I wouldn't narrow them either.

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No on the narrowing?? The entire wheel and tire would be outside the body. And your probably right about them being ancors.. I could go 40's
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Overkill for 38's IMO. A 60 will be like an anchor and catch every rock here on AZ trails unless you're running 39+ and Bias or Comp tread. I wouldn't narrow them either.
Thats just a ridiculous comment. Plenty of people run Dana 60's with 38" tires. You suggest it'll be ok with a 1" taller tire though? Makes no sense.
Dana 60's and 38's are fine. Its not like a GM 14 bolt with the huge anchor- like lip on the bottom that'll snag on everything if you run less than a 40" tire and dont "shave" it.

I say run the 60's. Narrowing them is up to you and your personal preference. I'd run 60's with 38's over a 9"/D44 combo with 38's any day. The only way I'd even consider running a Dana 44 for anything over a 35" tire is if it were reverse rotation (high pinion.)
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I run 60's with 37's, had 35's on it before that.
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No on the narrowing?? The entire wheel and tire would be outside the body. And your probably right about them being ancors.. I could go 40's
And? You're going to put 38s on it, you need it to be wide. Buy hummer wheels if you want to go narrow, they have something like 7 inches of back spacing
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I like the idea but i think you should come wheel it with us at willow springs once things cool off , i think that might motivate you to do the swap.
Oh my doubler came a month ago and it's sitting in my garage
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thats awesome Let me know when your gunna put it in!
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40's, 60's and a v8. Get on it!!!
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You should come by sometime and talk trucks, I could probably give you some pointers/ideas.
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Either one of these sets of axles will work. It's up to you and your personal preference. If you want to narrow them, go ahead, I see nothing wrong with narrowing a D60 and they are definately not over kill for 38" tires. Dana 80's would be over kill. I think your on the right track and I would trust you own knowlege. You understand better than any of us the types of terrain you wheel, the look your trying to achieve and the parts at your disposal.

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Keep these full width.
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nevermind the 60īs, do like colby and put rockwells under it
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I was thinking 5 tons to be honest. Mabe some 54's and a blown 502.
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Gonna need a bit of sawsall work to fit the 502 in the Monty engine bay.

How about a 4BT and some Mog axles?
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4BT would actually be pretty cool but for now the little ole powerhouse of a 3.0L is staying
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