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Explorer guy418
04-28-2010, 10:24 PM
Lets hear it.. the good the bad the ugly.... i picked up a 2004 ford f350 dana 60 today for a price that i could not turn down. and just curious to hear feedback about how shitty this diff is.. or if its deecent...or what can and cannot be done to it.http://www.crawlinbc.com/forum/images/smilies/cheers.gif

Always broke
04-28-2010, 10:55 PM
Just the shitty bolt pattern is all i know about them damn metric pattern!!!

Explorer guy418
04-28-2010, 11:01 PM
ah yeah that dont bother me to much. found a set of 16'' steelies ill be hopefully pickin up this week

4skin
04-28-2010, 11:01 PM
some are 50 s smalergear set

Troy
04-29-2010, 01:03 AM
unit bearings are expensive to replace. did you get the rear 10.5'' to match the front???

Happypants
04-29-2010, 07:53 AM
The bolt pattern is different, it's metric, but solidindustries has a freespin kit for 1500 bucks that makes the bolt pattern 8x6.5 again, with brakes and rotors, everything u need, ballistic fab is working on highsteer knuckles for these newer balljoint 60s

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/nicksxj/1375a482.jpg
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/nicksxj/ca1ac2b8.jpg

Explorer guy418
04-29-2010, 08:13 AM
thats the knuckle i need!

Apathy
04-29-2010, 08:35 AM
some are 50 s smalergear set

I think this stopped about 2000, give or take a year.

i'm 99.9% possitive that the 04 is D60 only

Troy
04-29-2010, 10:47 AM
it depended on whether the truck was a crewcab or not. cant remember the year split. but ya no highsteer unless you make your own.

i dont see how the metric pattern is a downfall. that may just be a personal preference/opinion thing

Happypants
04-29-2010, 11:31 AM
I've been in touch with the guys at ballistic and there gonna have a highsteer knuckle for these diffs, lots of us on pirate are buggin them for one,

Explorer guy418
04-29-2010, 08:41 PM
i got the rear today.. is it a rear 60? or is a 10.5.....?

metric is not a problem for me.. i already found some 16'' steelies.. so w.e...

these diffs were CHEAP... and alot strong then the d44 i just sold.

Explorer guy418
04-29-2010, 09:14 PM
ill pull it apart and find out if itss a d50 or 60 tomrow


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_50

sparkes3
04-29-2010, 09:25 PM
nothing wrong with the 60's in my 2004

Happypants
04-29-2010, 11:35 PM
i got the rear today.. is it a rear 60? or is a 10.5.....?

metric is not a problem for me.. i already found some 16'' steelies.. so w.e...

these diffs were CHEAP... and alot strong then the d44 i just sold.




Hell ya I got mine for 200 bucks lol

Explorer guy418
04-30-2010, 01:07 PM
so i called the dealer today.. just to make sure gave him some numbers and he confirmed it a D60

Apathy
04-30-2010, 01:19 PM
rear should be a 10.5

Explorer guy418
04-30-2010, 01:39 PM
wickid dood. thanks

Bigsexy
04-30-2010, 09:27 PM
so i called the dealer today.. just to make sure gave him some numbers and he confirmed it a D60
Hmm.. goood idea.. [cheers]