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Old 05-03-2003, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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dana 60 selection advice

what are the best or what are the criteria for selecting a year and make(gm,ford etc) front and rear dana 60. some yrs are easy to find others tough-does it really matter? how does a ford 10.25 compare? they will be goin on an off road rig to do tougher ground than i can now with my ford 9 and dana44. doubt anything like erocc though. thanks
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don't know much about 60 rears, but a 14ff or the 10.25 are good axles. 14ff is probly the best bang for the buck, being a locker is $325, and a dime a dozen. AFA front 60s, depends. Ford, the golden years were 78-79, hard to find and alot of money. GM, any year mostly, but I heard that the first couple years (77-80??) had necked down inner shafts, and that's where they break. Dodge, not too sure about, maybe someone else can pipe in. Stay away from the older 60s from Ford, they had closed knuckle and drum brakes, think dodge had some of those too.
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hate to be ognorant-but what does 14ff represent? great tech article!! any rear end info? thanks
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full floating 14bolt, from chevy 3/4 1ton trucks. about as strong out of the box rearend you're going to find for 50-200 bucks, and readily available.

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I heard that the first couple years (77-80??) had necked down inner shafts

The 77 to 80 Chevy Dana 60s had necked down inner axleshafts. Count on replacing them. They are cheap, just like the 35 spline outers.
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