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brandonf250
03-03-2007, 10:05 PM
are superduty diffs very strong, i think it is a d50 and 10.25,the reason im considering using them is cause of the rear disk brake and ive got a set of the metric 8bolt wheels hangin around the shop

Legend
03-03-2007, 10:22 PM
f350 will have a 60

u2slow
03-03-2007, 11:54 PM
Seeing as you have the wheels, and the axles match, I'd run them. [cheers]

tenpack
03-04-2007, 12:06 AM
check em out first, those unit bearings are worth both your nuts.

Squishy
03-04-2007, 04:15 AM
could be a dana 50, possibly a 60, check the axle tag, the rear is a 10.5 sterling

weed_420_machine
03-04-2007, 04:47 AM
ive heard from a couple people it aint worth puttin those diffs in there not as strong as the older 60's

Deathtrap
03-04-2007, 12:07 PM
From what I've been told a D50 is a 60 housing and a D44 carrier, someone will correct me if im wrong tho.

brandonf250
03-04-2007, 12:39 PM
hmm ok i guess ill have to do a little more research

u2slow
03-04-2007, 04:06 PM
The Dana 50 ring gear measures 9" across. The only part that is "dana 44 sized" is the 30-spline inner shafts.

Otherwise it uses the large 1480 axle joints and large balljoints just like other Dana 60s.

blacker_69
03-11-2007, 01:13 AM
mmm that sterling diff is damn tough and the front 60 ring and pinion are no d44 size either, thats what im swapping into my old 85 f150. but more expensive yes

cj5sean
03-19-2007, 10:50 PM
Dude its a ford one ton part Its awsome except d50 lockers are hella expencive. But one thing foreshure {my opinion} older 60s main difference is kingpin which is much stronger but an extremely painfull repair. Newer 60s or 50s are balljoint which is slightly weeker than kingpin but a snap to replace and moog offers lifetime warrantes on replacement balljoints wich means how much weeker can they really be.

Always broke
03-19-2007, 11:01 PM
The older D60's are way easier to rebuild than a ball joint one and alot less expensive i'm doing mine right now $150.00 both sides tax in way cheaper than ball joints and you don't need a ball joint press:D :D

cj5sean
03-19-2007, 11:05 PM
Maybe if their not hagard my opinion balljoints . install consists of air chissel and a hamer and a vice if hobo don in 2hrs 375 $ with lifetime. Thats my perogative.

Always broke
03-19-2007, 11:09 PM
Tom on the site a while ago on the site ran 44's on a ball joint front end and was always busting them off , if you are running smaller tires ball joints are ok but if you are going to abuse your truck and have lager tires king pin is way stronger ask people that have benn doing this for a long time and they will always tell you the same thing King pins are way stronger[36]

cj5sean
03-19-2007, 11:20 PM
K your right thier stronger
just ive always had problems with them basically in repairing them
but ya thats the reason all d60s in top truck challenge are kingpin
ive been dooing this a while but i stick with 38.5 and max 40s

Always broke
03-19-2007, 11:23 PM
They just started making a new type of rebuild kit that upgrades them it's way easy to do now the kits i just bought are the upgrade ones super super easy to do[36]

In The Zone
03-20-2007, 10:32 AM
Dude its a ford one ton part Its awsome except d50 lockers are hella expencive. But one thing foreshure {my opinion} older 60s main difference is kingpin which is much stronger but an extremely painfull repair. Newer 60s or 50s are balljoint which is slightly weeker than kingpin but a snap to replace and moog offers lifetime warrantes on replacement balljoints wich means how much weeker can they really be.

dude check your facts.....[16]

rebuilding a kingpin is a fuking cake walk... hardest part is removing the upper king pin other than that 15 mins a side.. no press or shit required... and far cheaper than a single ball joint... DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!

u2slow
03-20-2007, 10:47 AM
Holy balljoint-phobia batman! [16]

Getting a crusty spindle off is way more work than changing balljoint. Just ask my neighbour :D

By the time I fully thrash (if I trash?) the BJ inner C and knuckle it won't be any sweat off my back to change up to aftermarket kingpin stuff.

You guys talk like a BJ D60 is competing with D44s and D35c's for bottom of the barrel. Sheesh! drama

EDIT: D50 lockers... ARB is same price as D44, Lockrite is a few $$ more. Not sure on Detroit.

In The Zone
03-20-2007, 01:16 PM
Nothing wrong with a Ball joint D60 somewhat better turning radius vs king pin... there is arguments for both...
A king pin set up is still by far more durable when talking heavy tires and hard pounding...