I beg to differ.owns a 30sp 60
equal to if not slightly weaker than a 14bt
14 bolt shafts and ring and pinion are stronger than D70 stuff. More splines are generally stronger but the splines are not the weak point for either shaft. 30 spline 14 bolt shafts have proven to be definitively stronger than 35 spline D70 shafts. Mechanical 14 bolt lockers are cheap and gear setup is easy.I beg to differ.
there was a big thread on this way back.
a couple of examples, 35 vs 30 spine even though the outer dia is 1.5" on both, more splines means stronger.
Nodular iron case vs whatever they could find in the scrap bins for the 14-bolt.
Lockers can be found cheaper and better selection, although I think the gap is closing.
14-bolt pwns d70 in setup ease though the nod goes to d70's for strength.
I just put regular 5.13s in mine. Genuine Spicer, (packaged as Richmond I think??) I got them from PORC for under $200....My 70 is the 32 spline dodge variety. after osme research gears are expensive as fuck for these things
Those aren't dually 14 bolts, they are cab and chassis 14 bolts. Dually Chevys had Dana 70s in years past.Around here Jeep guys swap in dually 14bolts because they are narrow. And some prefer dually Dana 70s because they are wide and work well with H1 wheels.