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Kingpin or Balljoint D60?

Im going to be doing a Dana 60 swap soon on my 97 and was wondering which type of Dana 60 to get the kingping or the balljoint style. Ive heard pros and cons about both. And what type of gears that i have on my truck. I have 33 inch tires and at 60 mph im a bit over 1500 rpm. I believe they are 3.55 but want to make sure
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i went with the ball joint just to stay in the same generation and so the hubs would interchange off my old axle but the kingpins will last longer and take more abuse. if your not gonna swap the hubs off your current axle, then the choice is really up to you. kingpins are stronger but the ball joints weren't that hard to replace, its all about which axle is available to you also


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i went with the ball joint just to stay in the same generation and so the hubs would interchange off my old axle but the kingpins will last longer and take more abuse. if your not gonna swap the hubs off your current axle, then the choice is really up to you. kingpins are stronger but the ball joints weren't that hard to replace, its all about which axle is available to you also
That is incorrect, Hubs will interchange from the BallJoint to KP axle....

Any 92-97 Hubs will fit on any 85-91 KP axles...

The only thing that doesn't interchange is the SPINDLES....

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I have only ran KP on mine rides. So far so good

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then disregard that both are good axles, i just recommend rebuilding it before you put them in whichever one you pick


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Not trying to steal a thread here but, can you swap the brakes from your dana 50 to a kingpin 60
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Not trying to steal a thread here but, can you swap the brakes from your dana 50 to a kingpin 60
Nope, sorry....Kingpin Brakes are actually smaller and use a SLIDE PIN for the caliper instead of the Newer Ball-joint Dana 50 with a SLIDE BOLT....

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What if you swap the backing plate as well
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What if you swap the backing plate as well
Backing plate is MOLDED into the Dana 50 TTB Knuckle

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