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Old June 16th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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???60 in a 2500 dodge????

just picked up a 97 2500 ram,ex cab, gas 360. I'm working on the brakes and notice that the front axle looks much larger than any older 44 that i've seen, everything from the cover to the inner and outer c's. did they use a different axle in these trucks at all??? FWIW it is 8800 gvw front axle code dana6
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Old June 16th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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It's not an uncommon swap since they bolt right in.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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My 01 is stock with 60's. Not sure on older models.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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8800 front gvw is a 60
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Old June 16th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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They were 60s, not 44s. The 44s were in the 1/2 tons.

The 360 models had front and rear 60s.
The V10s and auto dodges got F60/R70
The manual dodges often had D80s in the back.

The front 60 isn't too great. 97, its likely 30 spline inners and outers.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #6
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thanks guys, thats kinda what i was thinking from looking at it but was thinking that dodge used the 44 in front of the gas 3/4 tons. i guess you learn something new everyday.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #7
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dodge used for a couple of years, 8 lug 1/2 ton axles in the gasser 2500, then switched to the 60's front and rear.
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