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Old September 20th, 2006, 08:41 PM   #1
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ive got a dana 60 semi floater from a 1 ton dodge cargo van. the width is a few inches off from the 35 in my xj, which i can make up with backspacing. so is this worth putting gears and lockers into to run 37's? i dont know spline count because its still in the van. my other option is one of my two 9inch's.
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Old September 20th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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dana 60 rears aint worth a hole lot. i got a buddy with one that has 410s thats forsale if interested pm me. i bet hed take 200
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Old September 20th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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ill be building my own but cant make up my mind which one. 60 will be easier i think. just not sure if the semi floaters were any good.
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Old September 20th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #4
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Pull a shaft and check the splines. The 60-2's were 35. Its worth taking a look...
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Old September 21st, 2006, 05:42 AM   #5
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What are you going to run for a front axle? Or do you plan on carrying two spare tires?
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Old September 21st, 2006, 09:49 AM   #6
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You could always order new shafts that are 5x4.5 and are 35 spline since you are gonna lock it. Alot of jeep owners run the semi-float so thay can run a 5 lug axle easier. My .02
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What are you going to run for a front axle? Or do you plan on carrying two spare tires?
either a 44 or 9 inch with 60 outers
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if your going to be spending the money go with the 9" center sections and run 35 spline stuff in them, just as strong as a 60 but weighs quite a bit less. dont run a 44 senter section with 60 outers. youll kick yourself in the ass when your $3000 axle just shit a ring and pinion.... just do a 60 and be done with it.

on the trail it seems like a front 60 doesnt really get hung up all that much because you can steer around the stuff, the rear is always the one to get hung up. 60 front and a shaved 9" rear both 35 spline
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