So use, two front dana 60's. Order low pinion gears for the front, and high pinion gears for the rear axle?
Nope if you have 2 low pinion dana 60 fronts order 2 sets of low pinion gears.Bear said:So use, two front dana 60's. Order low pinion gears for the front, and high pinion gears for the rear axle?
When you put any low pinion axle in the front the gears are opperating on the coast side while driving forward. This is one reason some people use the high pinion in the front is becasue they are setup to use the drive side when going forward. Not to worry though many people low pinion front diffs and have no problems at all. In fact some prefer to have the low pinion up front becasue it is stronger when going in reverse and they feel they would like the extra strength for reversing. I think with a dana 60 you'd be hard pressed to break a low pinion 60 going forward, (when they are on the coast side.) You'd have to be really getting it! :xdevil:Bear said:sorry to :deadhors: but I want to make sure and not burn the money on gears or have to rethink the same problem further down the road.
It does not matter what direction the axle is traveling, the same set of gears will work? Coast side of gears does not come into play?
I am leary of setting up the 4 link and now you want me to IRS as well? Hell no!Hagan34 said:well sounds like you got some work ahead of you. You know a n IFS/IRS buggy would be cool. with rear strearing of course. I bet i can even help you find the extra IFS to use for the rear
Ronn, you should know by now I fully respect your opinions. With that being said, I also relate to what you are saying.yogiaz said:Personally.... I think for a teenage son... you should stick with a basic Dana 60 with no rear steer. I dont see the point with somebody new at driving and crawling. Im sure riding / driving with you he has some expierence, hell... I let my 11 year olds drive my truck through some pretty fun stuff. But on his own... just stick with the no steer rear end.
don't forget if you start with a rear axle they'll have to machine it to accept front D60 oil seals, I don't think they just fit in there but I could be wrong.Bear said:I am waiting on an email from the place I am considering my source for the axles. I asked them what the cost of labor would be compared between either solution. If it is cheaper to retube a front for the rear or add knuckles to the ends of a rear. That will probably be the deciding factor.
Definitely is starting to look like there is a more than one way to skin this cat!
I just need to start making some decisions, as the budget is growing expedinially.
Bear said:Hey what happened to that photo you posted up? I wasn't finished studying it!
But don't be surprized if I contact you later on this project to get your ideas on setting up a cutting brake. That's another subject that I thought about in which I am hazy on the basics. But at the risk of really getting off track. Let me ask. cutting brakes in our sport are basically nothing more than line locks correct? (damn! feel like such a newb asking that!…lowers head and walks away with head in hand)
I hadn't thought about much other than the d60's. I know more about theD60's and 44's than anything else. But that isn't saying much, I know very little about those!Full_Tilt_Fud said:Bear..........one other option for axles.........have you looked into custom built ford 9's. I know the can be built to accept dana 60 outers for front and rear steer aplications........I would belive that they would be lighter and offer more clearance than a 60..........and I have read where a full floating 9 with 35 spline shafts is as strong as a standard rear 60.........I really don't know..........just throwing it out there.
I hope you got some cast if you want to go with sunray stuff, i called and quoted out 2 front 1610's and it was around the 20K, maybe a little higher, but its been a while, that was after it took me a week to get in touch with them. I should have just gone that route and then i could have dropped my rig a foot.Full_Tilt_Fud said:sunrays website
has alot of good info on 9inch axles..........they even get into explaing the whole deal of why reverse cut rear dana 60's are weaker.
I am really leaning this way for a axle for my Taco
I have 1 ford and 1 gm dana 60 that I can use some parts off to offset some costs.