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Bigsexy
09-22-2008, 09:09 PM
doin the SAS swap and just wondering whats better/easier to install.. diff is goin into a 96f150
dodge d60 or ford d44.. i no the 60's gna be strong and wat not.. just really not sure about the vacuum line bullshit and that auto hub crap that dodge has.. how do i bypass the vacuum?.. anything would help.. pics or anyone done this swap.. [cheers] thanks

Maelthra
09-22-2008, 09:55 PM
Dodge diffs have the pumpkin on the wrong side.

trencher
09-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Dodge diffs have the pumpkin on the wrong side.

Since when? :confused0006:

Bigsexy
09-22-2008, 10:00 PM
Dodge diffs have the pumpkin on the wrong side.
not the newer ones[f] 94-01 theyre on drivr side

DirtyComanche
09-22-2008, 10:38 PM
The CAD on the dodges can be removed by swapping in a solid (1-peice) shaft. The dodge 60s aren't very strong (I have one), and really need some serious upgrades to be considered 60s.

But maybe I set my standards too high.

Happypants
09-22-2008, 10:38 PM
ive seen ppl bypass the vaccume shit on d30`s by using the axle seal from the short side, but they had to get the other side of the housing hogged out a bit to fit the seal and then using a full shaft and blocking the vaccume housing off with a plate and some cylicone (sp?) could prolly do the same thing with the dodge ones, but then you would need to get all the other stuff to do the freespin conversion, mainly hubs i think..

DirtyComanche
09-22-2008, 10:52 PM
Why do you need freespin (selectable hubs)? It's nice, worth 1mpg, but if you get your front shaft balanced it's not an issue otherwise. You gotta drive an aweful lot for that 1mpg to start saving you money... They make kits to replace the shafts and eschew the CAD. Mostly because the stock shafts suck, and nobody wants a CAD. I guess some of them come with the selectable hub kits. Bah, crappy dodge axles.

Bigsexy
09-22-2008, 11:37 PM
The CAD on the dodges can be removed by swapping in a solid (1-peice) shaft. The dodge 60s aren't very strong (I have one), and really need some serious upgrades to be considered 60s.

But maybe I set my standards too high.

where do u find ur weakspots.. and how much stronger is the newr dodge 60 then a ford d44..

Bigsexy
09-23-2008, 01:15 AM
anybody no how much im guna have to grind away on the calipers? pics of ur grinded calipers..

Happypants
09-23-2008, 02:10 PM
planning on running the same rims?

Bigsexy
09-23-2008, 03:14 PM
well, the same tires.. if i could bypass all the headache of getin new rims i would.. but im not drilling a new8bolt pattern on my rims...

Rye Guy
09-23-2008, 04:06 PM
Grinding ur calipers is not only illegal but dangerous. I have done several in the past. If you grind them I hope you don't get a VI cause the money you saved from keeping the same wheel tire combo will be eaten up by new parts. Not only that in my experience (depending on what rim and back spacing) U may need a wheel spacers $$$$$$$$. Sure u can buy the cheap pot metal spacer from your local parts store but they don't make them in a useable width for this project so U will have to stack them:mad0215:. And either add longer wheel studs or have only a few threads into the lug nut. I have seen what happens when these spacers crack and fall out :mad0217:[27] Disasterous!!!!!!!! Oh ya snapped wheel studs=Crushed roof & scratched paint

In my opinion sell your wheel tire combo and buy the right stuff. As 4X4's we put alot of stress on these parts.

Do it right the 1st time. Happy Wheelin'

Happypants
09-23-2008, 04:39 PM
[iagree] grinding is bad

Rye Guy
09-23-2008, 04:51 PM
[iagree] grinding is bad
umkay

FU Toolbag
09-23-2008, 09:14 PM
The newer dodge d60 are crap for 4x4's. Very light duty. why not just get a ford hp60?

Bigsexy
09-23-2008, 11:21 PM
price was right..