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Old 05-21-2008, 10:17 PM
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Question DANA 60?

Alright, so I dont have a job after 6/6. I am planning on rolling over my 401k into an IRA and using "some" cash to do with what I want.
One of the things I am wanting to do is lift my truck 4-6 inches. Is it worth swapping a dana 50 to a 60? The most the truck sees is a trip through a pasture or field on occasion. After previous experencies, I will not put her in any mud voluntarly. What does everyone think? What is envolved in the swap? What years can I use?
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DO IT! It is almost a bolt in swap and it a lot stronger then yout 50. It will also lift your truck around 2".....
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:28 AM
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:38 AM
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id do the swap. im curently looking for a d60 to put under my truck. I lifted my truck 6 inches with the TTB and it feels like I have a sponge under my front end the front end wanders prety bad and i dont like how loose it feels.

all 87-97 D60's will work but make sure you get all of the steering componants and any of the bracketry that mounts the axle to the springs.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:16 AM
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Thanks, keep em comming.
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If you are going to do the D60 swap then you need to also install a 3" RS kit preferably with SD V codes front and B or F code rear springs. You will end up 4" over stock. That is the only way to get a great ride. Bilsteins properly valved and a Adjustable track bar is needed to complete the install.
I came up with this mod and can help walk you thur the install.

Your options with SD springs are wide open if you ever want to go higher.

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:19 AM
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You lost me with the 3" RS kit preferably with SD V codes front and B or F code rear springs. Suspension is something I know nothing about except for shocks and springs. PM me or keep adding to this thread any more info or pics. The more I think about it, the more I want to do the swap.
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if i had to do it again i would definitly do the shackle reversal and dana 60.
i really like the way my truck looks now but i wish it rode better.
and the 60 is WAY better than that old 50.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:27 AM
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ive had a 86 f250 with d50 now my 95 has the d60 ill never go back to the d50
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:24 AM
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The only way to make a OBS D60 with leaf springs ride great is to move the movable shackles from the front to the rear ..that requires a RS kit. That only is a small improvement it takes getting SD springs installed which requires moving the RS kit forward approx. 4" forward on the frame. This then allows a SD spring to be installed. A stock OBS spring has the axle located 4" offset from center..stupid design as leaf springs don't like to flex that way something Ford fixed with the SD's. Installing longer rear SD springs will also soften the ride. Relocating the top overload frame stops to provide 2" of clearance also improves the ride...Ford did this on the SD's as well. Finally properly valved Bilsteins finishes the modifications.

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