View Full Version : Dana 60 (Rear) strength

08-16-2007, 09:48 PM
I havn't heard much about rear dana 60s. Are they strong enough to take a mild built 360, and 36 or 38 inch tires? How about when locked? I have a fairly heavy foot, so I have to take that into consideration. [f]

Or should I get a dana 70 or 14bolt FF now before I start breaking things?

08-16-2007, 11:34 PM
get a 70 just because, i wish i did, would save time and money

08-17-2007, 11:15 AM
cant go wrong with a full floater, 14 bolt or a 10.25 sterling can handle anything you can really throw at it.

08-17-2007, 03:58 PM
ive been abusing my poor toyota rear in my heep with a HEAVY foot and a strong 360 fer years (only blown up 2 thirds:D )

08-17-2007, 04:04 PM
"strong" 360?

08-17-2007, 07:01 PM
cant go wrong with a full floater, 14 bolt or a 10.25 sterling can handle anything you can really throw at it.
Dana 60 rear IS a full floater. ;)

"strong" 360?

bored out, intake, cam, polished heads, headers, shit like that.

08-18-2007, 09:15 AM
the d60 will take what ever you wanna throw at it a little 360 it won't even realize its there. hell they handle the horse power from a 440 thats tuned up.

m j
08-18-2007, 10:27 AM
you wanna buy a slightly used f250 d60 rear shaft?
now available in 2 pieces for convienient carrying
35" tires and a gutless 351M

FU Toolbag
08-18-2007, 11:29 AM
Dana 60 rear IS a full floater. ;)

they are also available as semmi floaters. I've busted 2 of em. Split a shaft at the spidergear. had to pull it all appart to fix it, and then fed the pinion through the ring gear. I'ld go with the c14 over all the danas and the sterling. Ther are everywhere, cheap, cheap, cheap, but dam near indestructable.

And the pinion has 3 bearings on it so it won't gert fed to the ring.

m j
08-18-2007, 11:51 AM
d70 and sterlings are the same price as the chevy 14
I would and have removed 14ff to replace it with the nicer d70
in fact if someone has a d70 I will trade a 14ff with govlock for it

08-19-2007, 01:23 PM
gov-locks are a ticking time bomb. Havent had issues with mine yet, but talk around and you'll hear nothing but stories of the gov-bomb.

You cant go wrong with a full-floater rear end, 60/70s are good but 14 bolts are so cheap.

Always broke
08-20-2007, 09:59 AM
My vote has to be for the sterling they really handle abuse of 44's and a big block for years catching air , but lockers for a C14 are quite a bit cheaper:dontknow:

m j
08-20-2007, 10:02 AM
IF you have an open dif that will take the drop in detroit, but that is the same with d70 that takes the drop in detroit

you lose the savings in dealing with the great wall removal on the bottom of the housing

08-20-2007, 07:33 PM
shaving a 14 bolt isnt hard, just its a pain in the ass. Or you can get OTT to do it in 6 months and a couple hundred.