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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #1
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dana 50 axle

ok seriously what is peoples problem with the dana 50? its not as strong as a 60 yes i know but its stronger than a 44. if there willing to put them in a 9000 lb diesel excursion then my 6500 lb bronco with a 302 isnt goin to hurt it. im tired of people complainin about how i should have bought a 60. i paid 475 for both axles with 4.30s hubs on the front and no brake but had brakes on the rear sterling with disc and all.
yea the hubs suck but both my diffs are welded and i beat the heck out of it upnorth when i went and i didnt have a problem at all.

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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #2
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It's a ford axle so that should answer a lot of questions about hating it.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:33 AM   #3
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ok seriously what is peoples problem with the dana 50? its not as strong as a 60 yes i know but its stronger than a 44. if there willing to put them in a 9000 lb diesel excursion then my 6500 lb bronco with a 302 aint guna hurt it. im tired of ppl bitchn about how i shoulda bought a 60. i paid 475 for both axles with 4.30s hubs on the front and no brake but had brakes on the rear sterling with disc and all.
yea the hubs suck but both my diffs are welded and i beat the snot outa it upnorth when i went and i didnt have a problem at all.
Ironic, 6 "internet" words "aint" "guna" "ppl" "bitchn" "shoulda" "outa" worth 10 points each equals 60, yes 60 points street cred. Minus 10 points for complete disregard for sentence structure and punctuation, and you get 50 points cred for this post. I'd give you more for only spending $475, having welded differentials, and beating the snot "outa" it upnorth, but I'm sure that should be a given. So dana 50 street cred it is.

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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #4
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Ironic, 6 "internet" words "aint" "guna" "ppl" "bitchn" "shoulda" "outa" worth 10 points each equals 60, yes 60 points street cred. Minus 10 points for complete disregard for sentence structure and punctuation, and you get 50 points cred for this post. I'd give you more for only spending $475, having welded differentials, and beating the snot "outa" it upnorth, but I'm sure that should be a given. So dana 50 street cred it is.

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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #5
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the lack of aftermarket support is what a lot of people dont like, tons of people give me a hard time about still having the ifs d44 in my bronco but the truth is i go where they do
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:38 AM   #6
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Ironic, 6 "internet" words "aint" "guna" "ppl" "bitchn" "shoulda" "outa" worth 10 points each equals 60, yes 60 points street cred. Minus 10 points for complete disregard for sentence structure and punctuation, and you get 50 points cred for this post. I'd give you more for only spending $475, having welded differentials, and beating the snot "outa" it upnorth, but I'm sure that should be a given. So dana 50 street cred it is.

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UM..... ok........ What he just said...........I THINK?............
hell I dont know?!!!?!!?!?!?
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:40 AM   #7
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that axle is a paper weight.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #8
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the axle can be converted to a dana 60. at least that is what i am told.


o and i fixeed the original post
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #9
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Ironic, 6 "internet" words "aint" "guna" "ppl" "bitchn" "shoulda" "outa" worth 10 points each equals 60, yes 60 points street cred. Minus 10 points for complete disregard for sentence structure and punctuation, and you get 50 points cred for this post. I'd give you more for only spending $475, having welded differentials, and beating the snot "outa" it upnorth, but I'm sure that should be a given. So dana 50 street cred it is.

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holy balls, this needs to do in the classics. awesome.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #10
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no im sorry but i just got told that this kids f150 with a dana 44 ttb and stock 8.8 with 3.08 gears and 44 inch boggers was stronger than my 50 and 10.25 with 35s.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:59 AM   #11
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no im sorry but i just got told that this kids f150 with a dana 44 ttb and stock 8.8 with 3.08 gears and 44 inch boggers was stronger than my 50 and 10.25 with 35s.
the kid that told you that was drunk.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #12
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the 50 is essentially 44 carrier and 60 shafts and steering if I am correct. its kinda like the hybrid 44s out there that run 44 center section and 60 steering and what not. With 35s youll be fine. Im still running my 35s on my dana 30/35 and havent broken anything at ALL for 3 years and I do wheel it hard.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #13
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what about the 44hd...the 44 ring and the 60 pinion...had one in my viper and I did break the pinion and not the ring....
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:16 AM   #14
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what about the ever elusive dana 90 front axle for yj's?
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #15
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so with a 60 carrier i can essentially make it a dana 60 right?
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #16
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I'm putting a dana 879 in my jeep. It will be badass.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:35 AM   #17
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Ironic, 6 "internet" words "aint" "guna" "ppl" "bitchn" "shoulda" "outa" worth 10 points each equals 60, yes 60 points street cred. Minus 10 points for complete disregard for sentence structure and punctuation, and you get 50 points cred for this post. I'd give you more for only spending $475, having welded differentials, and beating the snot "outa" it upnorth, but I'm sure that should be a given. So dana 50 street cred it is.

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Best post evar!!@#$#!

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I'm putting a dana 879 in my jeep. It will be badass.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #18
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the 50 is essentially 44 carrier and 60 shafts and steering if I am correct. its kinda like the hybrid 44s out there that run 44 center section and 60 steering and what not. With 35s youll be fine. Im still running my 35s on my dana 30/35 and havent broken anything at ALL for 3 years and I do wheel it hard.
yeah but the center section on a d50 is the same size as a d60. so you get the strength of a d44 but the "bad" ground clearance of a 60. and correct me if i'm wrong but dont all d50's have a metric 8-lug bolt pattern.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 10:04 AM   #19
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d50=scrap pile
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Old June 7th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #20
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I see your wimpy "fitty", and raise you a Spicer/Dana 70 front axle. How many points do I get for that, and the stock front lift blocks.

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