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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hey guys, i am putting a front 60 in and the wms is 69.25". I have searched and i am apparently not very good at it, but i can't seem to find what rear would match the front of this damn thing. It is a ford hp front, so it seems ford would have a rear that matches, but i don't find one with that same wms. What wms am i looking for to get this thing right.

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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What year 60 do you have. I put a 79 dana 60 in the front of my jeep and the "matching as I was told dana 60 in the rear, I'd say there's about 2-3 inches difference in width. The front being the wider axle.
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The rear is typically narrower then the front for steering purposes. If the rear were wider your turning radius would go up. A couple of inches narrower is what you'll find as the normal rear.
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ok, that makes sense. from what i have read, since it is a Ford 60 front they are all 69.25 wms-wms wide, so i would think any ford 60 would "match." Is 65" or 67" the right match? i can't seem to locate the specifics about what they put in the trucks for rear end widths. thanks for the help guys!!!
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The rear is typically narrower then the front for steering purposes. If the rear were wider your turning radius would go up. A couple of inches narrower is what you'll find as the normal rear.
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My matching set of 1978 ford axles came with the 65" one for the rear axle...I still have it for sale PM me if your intrested....
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My matching set of 1978 ford axles came with the 65" one for the rear axle...I still have it for sale PM me if your intrested....
Ok, thanks. that helps a lot!!
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