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Old August 24th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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posting this for a friend of mine who has a 85 k blazer with a 10 bolt in front now. he wants to run a dana 60 because the 40" tires are puting a little to much stress on the 10 bolt (tired of breaking shafts). he can get a good deal on a dodge dana 60 but will there be any prob swaping that in. i know the axle drop is on the correct side but after that not for shure. thanks for any help.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:12 AM   #2
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It is not a bolt in but can be done.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #3
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any more info than that? i have herd springs are a diff width and the pads are a little off but i would like to have an idea of parts or prob i may run into before i help him with the swap. thanks
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Spring perch width should be the same. Steering is where it gets different. If he want's to run crossover steering he'll have to go with a high steer or a passenger side arm, as the 60 drag link has no provision for the stock K5 style steering.

I've not personally done this swap, but a freind of mine has done it at least a dozen times. I know that he uses a 2wd steering box in alot of his stuff. That might only be on the 3/4 and one tons though.

It's truly one of the simplest swaps out there, so he has nothing to be afraid of. I'm sure a few internet searches will come up with any other bumps in the road he may face.

Oh, and lastly, make sure he gets the spring plates, escpecially the pass side, as he'd have to source them or fab them otherwise.
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You'll find all that info here:

http://coloradok5.com/forums/index.php
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You'll find all that info here:

http://coloradok5.com/forums/index.php
That's exactly the link I was thinking of last night, but couldn't remember where it was. There's some good stuff there.
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