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Old 01-13-2009, 03:38 PM
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I was wondering the differences between the Dana 50 under 99-01 trucks and the Dana 60 under 02-03?
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:38 PM
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bump since i would like to know as well...
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:34 PM
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Anybody??????
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:42 PM
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I would like to know too!
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:45 PM
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I dont know what year it changed but I know that the older danas had an ase bolt pattern and the newer axle is metric so you cant switch your rims form a 1994 axle to a 2002.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:09 PM
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the difference between the dana 50 and 60 are the size of the axle shafts. they are similar to the dana 44. they actually ran in to that on xtreme 4x4 for one of their products. the bad side is there is no real aftermarket to support it and make it strong.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:55 PM
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what is the weak link on one of thes axles besides the ujoint and hub? has anybody broken a dana 60 and what hp/tire size did you have, just cerious
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:56 PM
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the u-joint the inner axles tapers down just before the inner seal, and the outter shaft at the splines are the weak points. I have broken a few front axles in my wheeler. but im running 40" boggers with a crawl ratio around 200:1 its not the horsepower its the torque that breaks axles.
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which one is the weak one the 50 or the 60? I assume the 50?
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yea as with all axles I can think of, the larger the number the biggier ie stronger.
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