View Full Version : dana 44- dana 60 swap

02-04-2009, 11:21 PM
I have a 79 w200. Is it basically a bolt in swap or is there something i should look out for? Will i have to get a new driveshaft made becuase the d60 is bigger?

Will a chevy dana 60 work as easy as a dodge d60?


02-05-2009, 06:53 PM

02-05-2009, 08:54 PM
depends on if you have a lift or not. if you have a lift you will need a tranny spacer and will need to shorten the driveshaft 1/2 inch. otherwise the front shaft will not turn at full extention and you'll rip apart your t-case. if you do not have a lift you'll need to shorten it about 1 inch. and yes a chevy d60 is the same.

02-08-2009, 02:11 PM
a tranny spacer?

02-08-2009, 03:29 PM
it a piece of steel or aluminum or some people use washers and longer bolts you install em on the tranny cross member to drop the tranny down so that your drive line angles are correct.

02-08-2009, 10:52 PM
ok right on, it should be pretty straight forward then.


02-09-2009, 10:14 AM
yup easy peesy japaneseeeeeee
if you want some custum ones made let me know and i will put ya in contact with the guy who does my cnc machining or you can come by and have a look see at the ones i have in my truck.

02-09-2009, 04:27 PM
cool... this will be a spring project so i will stop by and take a look when i get things in order. Yours was a 3/4 ton as well right?

02-09-2009, 05:03 PM
nope its a w150 with w200 axels in it

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02-09-2009, 05:42 PM
Isn't there about 1/2" or 1" difference in the perches from chev to dodge? I know nothing big, but will wear out bushings ect a lot faster.

02-09-2009, 06:24 PM
i think between ford and chev or ford and dodge theres a diffrence but i am pretty sure chevy and dodge are same 47 inches fron center to center