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Old June 7th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Dana 60 Rear on a CJ

Okay, I've searched for a day and can't really find what I'm looking for.
This is what I want: Rear Dana 60 (full floater if possible) with disc brakes and a 6 X 5.5 bolt pattern. I currently have wagoneer axles and want to keep my wheels the same so I won't have to carry two spare tires.
I'm planning on building this up and cutting it down to match my wheel base, but I want to keep the fab work to a minimum. Hence, finding one with disc brakes.
My question is does a D60 full floater with disc exist in some year 3/4 ton? and what are the donor vehicles that would have my bolt pattern?
Or would it be easier and cheaper to do all this to a 14 bolt?

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Old June 7th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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The full floater rears out ther are all 8 lug, and only the newest ones have factory discs.

The better option would be to have the wheel hub redrilled for 6 lug rotors, and weld on caliper mounts.

IMO, If you are starting from scratch, I'd go with a 14 bolt, and then shave it for clearance.

The Dana 60s in most cases are the same size and spline axle shafts as your existing dana 44 (1.31" 30 spline).

Are you presently breaking your rear axle? What size tires & motor are you running.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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Pretty much evreything out there is also wider than your existing axles.

There was an oddball Dana 60 in Jeep J20s which was a semifloat 35 spline Dana 60 but thats a 5 on 5.5, not a 6 on 5.5...
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Old June 7th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #4
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Easy, Dana 60-2 from an early J-4000 pickup, 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern can be drilled to 6 on 5.5 and has big 35-spline shafts. Narrowing the long side (slightly offset pumpkin) to use the same shaft on both sides comes out at about 59", perfect match for a waggy front. The only part that doesn't fit your bill is that the 60-2 is semi-float.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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That doesn't sound to bad 4bangler, but it also sounds like its hard to find.
Haggar: I'm running 36" tires with a fresh 360, spools and 5:13 gears. Haven't broke it yet, but I have been driving pretty careful with the new motor. I'm sure once I start rippin' on it, I'll start to have problems.
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