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Old 05-19-2009, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Axle Interchangablity

Hey all, quick question for ya.

How easily can one swap between a 1992 Spicer 60 Rear end with say a similar yeared or possibly newer D70 or D80 dually rear end from a Ford? Do all Dana axles have the same perch locations?
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The spring perches are in different locations depending on the truck model and spring pack width. The brakes and yokes have alot of variations too. Overall width: wheel mounting surface (WMS) can also be different, depending on the vehicle. 1992 could have a Sterling 10.25" rear axle which is common in Fords.

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Old 05-20-2009, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Crap.... I was really hoping to avoid having to grind and weld on the replacement axle.....

If it wasn't for the damned ABS sensor setup in the existing pumpkin, I would have a wider range of axles to look at, including some older D70s out of motorhomes...

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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scrap the abs, its not neccesary as long as you know how to drive a vehicle without em
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wouldn't care about the ABS if it wasn't already on the truck and part of the stupid OBDI computer onboard. Its rear-wheel-only ABS, too boot.

If there was a plug in I could just stick in the end of the cord going to the pumpkin to trick it into thinking everything was fine, then I'd go that route in a heartbeat.

Just need a beefier axle to accommodate the load on the back, I'm at the upper limit of the current D60 and an axle is a whole lot cheaper than a whole 'nother truck.

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Old 05-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ya, my xj is an ob1 also, if you just unplug it or cut the wires to the abs snesor and wrap the wires up, itll throw you check antilock light on, but your brakes will still function correctly. you just might get annoyed with the light
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What vehicle is this going in?

If strength is a concern cause you think the Dana 60 is too weak, find a GM 14 bolt or a Sterling 10.25 axle. Definite improvements over a 60. Won't break your bank account either.
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