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Old August 16th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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eBay Dana 60 Spool

I have found little on the subject. I'm considering putting a spool in the front Dana 60 I am putting together. What is the difference between the Durasolid Dana 60 4.10 down spool for $104 and a Yukon for $280?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260992626222...S:1123&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yukon-steel-..._qi=RTM1062687
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Old August 16th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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I put a spool in my front D60. I took it back out. I prefer drive flanges and I found the spool seemed to stress everything more from my hydro assist steering to suspension.

With that, I'm keeping it in case I ever blow up my Detroit and I need a quick fix.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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First thing I noticed is they don't have the same spline count. You're looking at a Yukon 30-spline. That might account for some of the higher price, but not double. I'd wager that 35-spline is the most common spool for the d60; but I don't have anything to back that up.

Don't know much about the DURASOLID brand. Could be that it's crap material, or you might get lucky.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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I put a spool in my front D60. I took it back out. I prefer drive flanges and I found the spool seemed to stress everything more from my hydro assist steering to suspension.

With that, I'm keeping it in case I ever blow up my Detroit and I need a quick fix.
No doubt there's more stress on everything, but I currently run an OX in my D44 front and I never unlock it. Just seems like a waste to spend an extra $300 to get a Detroit or Grizzly.


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First thing I noticed is they don't have the same spline count. You're looking at a Yukon 30-spline. That might account for some of the higher price, but not double. I'd wager that 35-spline is the most common spool for the d60; but I don't have anything to back that up.

Don't know much about the DURASOLID brand. Could be that it's crap material, or you might get lucky.
I guess I linked the wrong one, sorry. This is the 35 spline Yukon spool I meant.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yukon-steel-...r#ht_500wt_689
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Old August 16th, 2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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Durasolid stubs? - Pirate4x4.Com

read that before you decide to go with shipping a supposedly inferior product. I'd shop with PORC. They have bar none the best prices I've found on gears/lockers and such.
Ugh, I couldn't take more than the first page. A bunch of pissing and moaning and no useful info. Maybe it gets better in the other pages, I'll have to go back.

What is PORC?
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Old August 16th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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PORC is (or hopefully was) a shady vendor that made their name selling shitty shocks. Like other shady vendors, some folks got their stuff, others ended up filing disputes with their CC company to get their money back.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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No doubt there's more stress on everything, but I currently run an OX in my D44 front and I never unlock it. Just seems like a waste to spend an extra $300 to get a Detroit or Grizzly.



I guess I linked the wrong one, sorry. This is the 35 spline Yukon spool I meant.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yukon-steel-...r#ht_500wt_689
Never? Do you drive it on the road? Do you have lockouts?
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Old August 16th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #8
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Never? Do you drive it on the road? Do you have lockouts?
I do disengage the OX when I'm not offroad, but I dont have to as I have lockouts on my 44 and I plan to have them on my 60.
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That's the difference. I've managed to break all the good lockouts so I now run drive flanges.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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I made it to page 4 of that PBB thread.

Durasolid was born from the Emmbros company (located in India) when Yukon stopped sourcing shafts from them many years ago. Yukon dropped Emmbros as a supplier because of quality issues. Some of you may remember that Yukon had an issue with their axle shafts many years ago, and those were the shafts from Emmbros.

Durasolids will look like Yukons because they still continue to use the designs and plans that Yukon provided. But they are incapable of making these parts to the specs that Yukon required, and they still have no quality control/testing, nor any info about a warranty.

Then there are some nifty posts from a couple guys praising durasolid stuff, shortly followed by Camo pointing out that their IP addresses were from India.
Pirate4x4.Com - View Single Post - Durasolid stubs?


and some pics of durasolid 'quality'
Pirate4x4.Com - View Single Post - Durasolid stubs?


Cliff notes: Durasolid will look like Yukon parts, but they are not of the same quality, and carry no warranty.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #11
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dura solid is el cheapo stuff. i got durasolid 35 spline stubs in my front 60. they were cheaper than stock spice stuff. the fit and finish is a joke. i actually had to grind them and my knuckle to install them without removing the outer knuckle. dont buy their stuff!

on a side note i have not broken the stubs yet? they have alot of material around the yokes to say the least. im alot easier on my junk than some guys i see, but they get put to the test almost every time i am out.

i would just buy a yukon, or find a used one on escam.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #12
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Shoot me a pm, I will find you a link to the spool I bought for my 60 rear. It was ~140 shipped, and is working flawlessly.
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