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Old 02-22-2012, 05:06 PM
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Gear ratio question

Hello. I have a question for you guys. Where is the easiest way to find the gear ratio on the front axle? Is is stamped on the axle? Or look in the drivers side door? Looking at a D60 that a guy is selling for $300 and what to make sure it is the same gear ratio as my 250. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:08 PM
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should say in the door or there should be a sticker on the passanger side of the front axle with the gear ratio on it or there is a tag on the rear axle with the gear ratio on it
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:12 PM
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Is there a code on the door? I looked at mine tonight and couldn't decide what it was telling me. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:14 PM
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Yeah, I'd look at the tag on the rear axle. If its already out of the truck you could count the number of turns of the wheel vs. the number of turns of the drive shaft.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:50 PM
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Ok, thanks for the input and will do some checking on it when I go look at it. I thought 300 was a good price and worth my time to take a look at it.
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Ill buy it and change the gears for that price.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:34 AM
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I haven't looked into it, but what does it cost for a new set of front gears? I thought 300 was a great price on a D60.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:12 PM
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speaking of d60's, I was just talking to a local "mechanic" about replacing the rear leaf spring bracket that just busted, and in the course of conversation asked him how much in labor for a d60 swap instead of rebuilding the stock front end, which needs it. He said that it IS a d60....arent they solid axles though? Mine is not...
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:41 PM
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d50 is twin traction beam has a pivot in the middle, looks like a 2wd with a *****, d60 is a solid front axle, and $300 is a steal and worth your time, even if you change the carrier out and make it to your gear ratio, is the axle still on what ever its coming out of, kause if its the wrong ratio you could just swap it out and use his rear axle too, good luck in either case
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:58 PM
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351fifty. Ya the rear axle is still on the truck, might look into that if he still has it available. Hope it all works out. Thanks for the input.
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