dana 60 front I am at a crossroads!!!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by bikinnotdykin, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. bikinnotdykin

    bikinnotdykin

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    hi guys. I am a newb here but have built a couple trucks and a 40. I just picked up a rusted but complete 77 fj 40. I plan on a dd with 35's but no bigger than 38's and that wouldn't be for a while if ever. my problem is I have a tricked out dana 60 front with 70 outers redneck ram crossover highsteer beefy tierods 1/4 diff cover 4.10 and open ( I spent all my money on the other junk!) well my problem is I really don't see me using it on the cruiser. I'm thinking longfields and chromo should be fine. so do I sell it to my friend for 2500 and get my alu tub or do I keep it for the future? the last thing I built was a blazer that was crappy on the road but great in moab. I am interested in something that can take me snowboarding, hunting, camping, AND wheeling. HELP I love that 60 but I don't think I'll need it. :confused: opinions appreciated!!!!
     
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    I'm running 37s on OEM and longs with no problems.

    I'd sell it and buy the tub.
     
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    bikinnotdykin

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    here's a pic of my rust bucket :cheers:
     
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    DEFINATELY sell the dana to get an new tub!!
     
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    Gus SILVER Star

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    Go with the new tub, the stock axles can be beefed up enough to handle what you'll use it for.
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    nothing is unbreakable, I've proven that....if you have "any" sanity, then the longfield setup will work great for you....

    sadly, C and I don't, and C has the noteriety of being the first person to ever break a PIG Gen2 short side inner front 4340 shaft....
     
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