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dana 60 swap

i have a dana 60 with all the steeering and trac bar,mounts and leaf springs.im hearing different things about wether or not i can use my stock pitman arm. can i use my stock pitman arm or do i have to get one from a dana 60 truck?
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I am doing this swap right now. I have the 350 pitman arm and compared it. It is definitely different and from what I have read you must change it and the tie-rods/drag link to get the geometry correct and minimize the bump steer.
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I used my original one without any problems.

1996 F250 PSD Crewcab,auto,D 60 swap,3" dp, DIY air 4X4 Centurion
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You don't need to change the arm..Hope your doing a RS-V and B code swap..
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what are the benefits of the v b code springs? there are 6 different part numbers for the b codes.which one do i hunt for? will a reverse shackle kit fit with a front hitch?do you get any lift out of the v b codes?
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without both a RS kit and a set of V and B codes your truck will still ride like a tank. With the kit it will ride better than any stock SD. Your front Hitch will need to be modded to fit after you install the front hangers.

here are the part #'s for the springs..we have everything else you will need.

2C3Z-5310-HA V codes
3C3Z-5560-CA B codes
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ill 2nd this, you dont need to swap the pitman arm. Only difference is the "drop" on it. Same length, and same size holes.

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Finished up my swap today. Going to drive it a bit and probably do the shackle and reversal kit in the future.

I ended up using my stock pitman arm. It, as others have mentioned has a bit more drop than a stock 350 one. It looked like I would have to loosen or drop the steering box to get my pitman arm puller on there so I opted not to change it.

The ride is better than my 250 with a add a leaf. The ride height is a bit higher than my 250 with the add a leaf too. But the truck is now level.

I used all my 250 u bolts. Lengths were fine. Bought three bolts for the track bar mount.

I had trouble sourcing the leaf spring bolts. Ended up using 9/16 x 5 inch bolts. They fit fine in the energy suspension leaf bushing kits.

*** ALSO - If anyone orders the energy suspension kit #4.2121. It COMES WITH the TRACK BAR BUSHINGS TOO! I had ordered the track bar bushings from napa and when these came in they included the track bar bushings. I originally went with the energy suspension bushings because they were cheaper than replacement bushings from autozone etc. I did not realize they include the track bar bushings so its an even better deal. I got the kit from Summit racing and they had them in stock BTW.

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How'd those track bar bushings fit? The MOOG ones fit like total garbage

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I think they fit much tighter. The NAPA ones (Moog or other) tend to be sloppy in the hole.
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