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I have a 74' bronco w/ stock axles, d44 & 9in
Pretty happy with performance but want more.
Need input on going w d60 front and 14 bolt
rear. Want to go w/ leaf springs in front,
you're help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Don't go leaves up front. The 60 is a great swap for the front, but hpw about a 60 rear as well? Keep the coils, and do extended radius arms up front. Some F150 springs ion the rear, and you are set.

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Flatty that sounds way to ez, on extended r
arms, could one be wristed for hella flex ?
As to a 14 bolt they are way cheap here in Tn
and a no spin detroit is a lot cheaper than one for a 6o . Also I did'nt mention but I'm
gonna stretch wb out to 100 or 120 inches.
Maybe do a lil' buggy work or the like ya'll
have on the west coast. Sorry for the cornpawn vernacular but it's a whitetrash,
southern type thing. Thanks again man,
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60's, Some good coils front and rear. It's easier to wrist an arm than extend (bench work and bolt on. I think extended would be better of pre-runing and street but in the rocks wristing is better. Ok, here we go... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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If you stick with the radius arms and coils (which I also recomend) you want to find a kingpin 60 instead of balljoint 60 because there is not enough tube to mount the radius arm bushing otherwise. I might have this backwards. I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

wristing is the way to go for clearance and articulation. extending radius arms creates less caster change throughout the travel and allows for longer radius arm to frame bushing life.
 

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you want to find a kingpin 60 instead of balljoint 60 because there is not enough tube to mount the radius arm bushing otherwise. I might have this backwards. I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.
You want a D60 from 79 and down. After 79 the diff was moved outward and the tube on the drivers side is about 4" shorter making it difficult to mount the radius arms. I think 92 or 93 is when Ford switched to ball joints. But a 4-link would work. Thats what I am doing on the front of my 78 Bronco.
 

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I narrowed reverse 60,s for my early Bronco front and rear. Converted to five lug and run extended radius arms It works great for me. I used a 79 60 for the front and shortened the tube on the long side only. Cut the c bushing brackets off of a half ton front axle and had machined to fit the larger 60 tube.
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Originally posted by Gentleben:
<STRONG>I narrowed reverse 60,s for my early Bronco front and rear. Converted to five lug and run extended radius arms It works great for me. I used a 79 60 for the front and shortened the tube on the long side only. Cut the c bushing brackets off of a half ton front axle and had machined to fit the larger 60 tube.
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So why does your EB leave all those phosphorous green poops behind it?
 

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Thanks for the replies guys, its cool to be
accepted as a newbie to p4x4 and not get dogged out for my ideas . Is the wristed arm
gonna be strong enough for the 60 ? If not
what would be the ideal way to make bulletproof . I know , theres no such thing
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Originally posted by dumplin':
<STRONG>Thanks for the replies guys, its cool to be
accepted as a newbie to p4x4 and not get dogged out for my ideas . Is the wristed arm
gonna be strong enough for the 60 ? If not
what would be the ideal way to make bulletproof . I know , theres no such thing
but please humor me . Thanks again , dump' <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

Yes, there's no issues with using a wristed arm on a dana 60. It all depends on how you build it. You can use a wristed arm on a duece and a half axle if you want; it's just a way of linking the front end for good flex.

There may be some issues with antisquat characteristics with using a wristed arm in the rear; I plan on converting mine to coils with a Twister arm setup in the rear to find out.
 

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Originally posted by Broncosaurus:
<STRONG>So why does your EB leave all those phosphorous green poops behind it?</STRONG>
I am not sure whatr happened to that picture. Have any ideas?? It does look like it is leaking radioactive waste!!
 
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