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I did a couple searches and couldn't find much. I have the chance to get a 70 w/ 4.10s for 100 bucks. I am building a yj 258 TF999 D300 d44 front and either a 9 inch, 60 or now maybe a 70.
Questions are
how much lower does the 70 hang than a 60?
how much stronger?
Is there a detroit made for it?
should i wait for a cheap 60 or jump on the 70
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I think the 70 is 3/4" lower than a 60. You will almost be guaranteed 1 1/2" 35 spline axles. And many lockers, as well as gears down to 7.17 are available. GET IT!
 

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Originally posted by Keith Strong:
<STRONG>Ummm, wasnt this post here like a week ago???? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Oh Keith your just jealous because you have those cute little 30 spline axles in that little 60 <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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it is More Like 5/16 lower Not that Much,,,, not 3/4 inch Lower atleast the doner I had this is What I Measured 10 1/4 ring gear I think instead 9 3/4 ring gear on 60

I used the short side axle shaft's and Outer hub's from the 70 for my Rev 60
 

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they make detroit and ARB's for this Axle Dana 70
Pretty Beef!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for the Price I would go this Route,,

I paid 80 buck for mine a Pick and Pull
and just wanted it for the Outer's and Axle shaft's for My rev 60 center section but if I did not have this center i would run strait 70
that's getting it!!!!!!

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make sure it has 1 1/2 shaft's this is Part why you are Buying it so check

I removed probably 100 Axle shaft's before I found a real 70 kinda Sucked I carried a 5/8 wrench every where with me! my wife thought I Was weird!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">


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Originally posted by Rockslut.:
<STRONG>Oh Keith your just jealous because you have those cute little 30 spline axles in that little 60 <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Havent broke one yet <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Besides I got like 10 spares available for free <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Gozuki:
<STRONG>I think the 70 is 3/4" lower than a 60. You will almost be guaranteed 1 1/2" 35 spline axles. And many lockers, as well as gears down to 7.17 are available. GET IT!</STRONG>
I doubt it hangs that much lower...the D60 and D70 use the same diff cover, it may hang a 1/2" lower but I'd bet it's even less than that
 

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I'm planning on useing a d44 front from a old chevy from what i know it should be 67 inches wide. the D70 is 48 backing plate to backing plate. he tried to measure the mounting surface to mounting surface and came up with around 65. Is it ok to to use a wider axle up front and if not could i use some quality spacers.
need info quick!!!
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The front Is better too be wider For tracking reason's it will drive better on the road and steer easier I would not suggest spacer's in the rear!!!! is this what you said??? the rear will follow the front,,,, with wider front this is what you want!!


65 inches in the rear is pretty good !! and That sound about right the 70 that I had measured 65 inches wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface ,, I think you will get good flex also because of this !!!

so Go and Get It!!!!!! Check the axle shafts 1st though 35 spline or nothing

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Thats a hella good deal, grab it as soon as you can.
 

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so the 2 inch difference won't be bad? And what is the limit in difference in size wms to wms so when i go get it i can measure and make sure its ok. and the 70 has a eight lug pattern so if i got it would i have to get a 60 up front to match or is there anyway to piece together a 6 lug chevy pattern. i'd rather not get a 60 up front yet because the innerds are pretty expensive compared to a 44 and i doubt they are as plentyfull at the pick and pull around here.
 
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