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Old 03-06-2008, 09:37 PM
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dana 50 vs. dana 60???

What are the differences in the 50 and 60 and are they that big of a difference to even be concerned with???
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from what ive heard the dana50 gears are alot weaker then the 60. dont know about the axle shafts though
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:22 PM
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dana 50 pretty much has a dana 60 outside with dana 44 internals
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:08 AM
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so is that gonna effect me much if I run big tires???
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:17 AM
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that axle can handle any tire you can fit under that truck
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:44 AM
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I figured, but just thought I would ask for that warm and fuzzy! It's still a big azz axle, shaft and for sure the housing.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:45 AM
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The stock axles take a heck of a lot of abuse by the big power guys and they don't brake axles or transfer cases. Well, there is one transfer case that blew up and that was by Elmo at the diesel power challenge. That is the only one I have herd of. Axles take a lot of abuse. Every once in a while the front U joint will let go when either drag racing or sled pulling but other than that the ford drive train is pretty stout.

As I understand it, the D50 solid front axle is actually a D60 housing with D50 innards.
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:22 PM
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we have broke a d60 stub shaft....at pismo
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:23 PM
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Now that you mention it, I think I remember John Wood saying he broke an axle shaft while he was being filmed for diesel power magazine.
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