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Old September 12th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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Sooooo, what's up with the newer Superduty F-350 Dana 60s? All the info and writeups I've found are on the older Dana 60s. Is anyone using the new ones in their projects? I know they have unit-bearings, ball joints and the funky wheel bolt pattern, but are the older ones really that much better? Is the matching rear axle (the 10.5 I think) a turd or a decent axle?
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Bones ran a Sterling in his buggy.

Its not really a "superduty" things so much as it is a ball joint/kingpin and unit bearing/wheel bearing thing. The trend also applies to the AAM 925 (Ram D60 replacement), which is also reverse-cut, ball joint, and unit bearing with a 8x6.5 pattern instead of Ford's metric. In Dodge form, they already have coil pads and control arm brackets on them.

1-ton truck ball joints aren't technically as strong as kingpins, but its usually not an issue in lighter vehicles and they are easier to work on (as least I think so). Unit bearings are better for vehicles that get submerged and see a lot of mud than spindle'd wheel bearings.
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I used 350 superduty outers on my rock jocks. redrilled to standard 8. They work great for me and many many other people.
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the hubs are cheap plastic junk. mine were seized into auto since about 30k mi. if its from a shift on the fly truck there will be no free location on the hub. just lock or auto. unit bearings arent as strong, but they are easy to swap and take no set up at all hardly. unit bearings on a superduty are far from cheap.
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