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    Default Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Hi

    Besides the knuckles and hubs and and for the front, all I need to know will it be possible to flip dana 60 rear axle for the front and will it work?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Not if the rear Dana 60 is center diff.............

    Apart from that, you'll have to rotate the center portion as well. Which means sorting out the filler and the drain holes.

    For which vehicle? LHS or RHS front prop?
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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    You can retube the center portion. Tubes, axle shafts and C`s are available from the States.

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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    If you flip the rear diff, your pinion seal oil passages are at the wrong end and you can easily blow bearings. However, biggest issue is that if you just flip, it will turn the wrong way.

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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Best solution will be to get a Dana 60 from a late model F250.

    http://www.junkmail.co.za/spares/spa...pares/64414290

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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Best solution will be to get a Dana 60 from a late model F250.

    http://www.junkmail.co.za/spares/spa...pares/64414290
    While I agree, remember the bolt patterns differ.

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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Quote Originally Posted by locklaw View Post
    While I agree, remember the bolt patterns differ.
    I think he wants it for his F250.........
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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I think he wants it for his F250.........
    I will paint the picture.

    The commonly found D60's come from 70's Fords which had an 8 x 6.5" bolt pattern while the Super Duties had an 8 x 170mm pattern.

    Super Duties have a Sterling rear and a d50 or D60 front. Major difference between the two is a 3/4" in ring gear size. Shaft sizes are, for the most part (except where they go into the carrier) the same.

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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Quote Originally Posted by locklaw View Post
    I will paint the picture.

    The commonly found D60's come from 70's Fords which had an 8 x 6.5" bolt pattern while the Super Duties had an 8 x 170mm pattern.

    Super Duties have a Sterling rear and a d50 or D60 front. Major difference between the two is a 3/4" in ring gear size. Shaft sizes are, for the most part (except where they go into the carrier) the same.
    aha OK

    170mm is an odd size: 6.7"?
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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    aha OK

    170mm is an odd size: 6.7"?
    Yep, it was a short-lived and much hated metric pattern used by Ford in the early 2000's (forced you to buy new, hard to find rims). If I recall, a bean counter had them use 7 studs on some models to save money in that time.

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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Quote Originally Posted by locklaw View Post
    I will paint the picture.

    The commonly found D60's come from 70's Fords which had an 8 x 6.5" bolt pattern while the Super Duties had an 8 x 170mm pattern.

    Super Duties have a Sterling rear and a d50 or D60 front. Major difference between the two is a 3/4" in ring gear size. Shaft sizes are, for the most part (except where they go into the carrier) the same.
    You know your Yank tanks

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    Default Re: Flipping a dana 60 rear for front

    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    You know your Yank tanks
    Hahaha! Don't know Fords like you do oom Grips but I am somewhat familiar with the Yank bakkies.

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