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Frontend and Dana 60 full rebuild?

I have a 95 F350 with the dana 60 front. My truck has 250,000 miles on it and I don't think the front has ever been rebuilt. The axle is leaking from the axle tubes on both ends. Also my tires look like the tops are leanin in. I am planning on doing new inner seals, ball joints, tie rods, maybe wheel bearings, maybe carrier bearings, new energy bushings on everything. What brand joints do you guys recommend? I was either going to use Moog or Napa Chasis brand.
Does anyone have a full write up on a complete dana 60 rebuild and a parts list? Also what else would you guys recommend replacing or changing while I am in there. I was also wondering since I am running 35"s should I do a single or dual steering dampner?
The next question I have is what shocks do you guys recommend running I wanted to run the Bilstein 5100s cuz they look cool even though they are built for a llifted truck. Should I run the 5100s or would I be better off with the heavy duty shocks. Are Bilstiens worth the money on a F350 or should I just get a cheaper shock?
Sorry for such a long post but I am trying to get all the info I need and figure out what this rebuild is going to cost before I jump into this job. Thanks for any help you guys may be able to give.
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Pirate4x4.Com - Extreme Four Wheel Drive

This will give you a start on parts, kits, and someone to call and talk to. I used them both when I rebuilt my King Pin D60.

As for the shocks I will be buying Bilstein again when the time comes - I will also be calling CaryT (a member here search for him) he will get you a really good price for most of your needs.

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Did the Bilstiens make that big of a differance in ride?
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It did for me and I bought the cheapest that Bilstien had to offer because I was a little skeptical due to their prices. They are the 4600 series - the yellow and blue - and on the next set I will upgrade.

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King Pin Dana 60, SD rear B codes, Bilsteins 4600
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bilstiens are good stuff.. made a big diff. on mine but my shocks were shot. think i got the 5100s

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Will the 5100's work on my truck without a lift? I know it sounds stupid but I like the silver better then the yellow. I am running 35's with no lift.
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put in a locker i did when i swapped a D60 into my truck. and moog makes great stuff

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I agree, go for the locker while you are in there.
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