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Old 11-26-2012, 03:50 PM
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Dana 60 swap questions...

Ok so i know lots of people have done this swap so im asking for help in understanding what i need, if anything to do it.

i have bought a dana 60 out of an 86 F350 for $500. I'm wondering what im gonna need to complete this swap. The axle has 4.10 gears in it and my truck has 3.55's I know i will need to regear it, and i plan on adding a selectable dif. in the process.

Here's some pictures of the axle in the bed of my truck. It has two steering stablizers on it already. What else will I need to put this on my truck?

I know i have some crazy springs in the back, i don't know if putting the dana 60 will make my truck higher in the front and make the back look low, or if it will still be about the same. Whoever had this truck before had some sick springs put on it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:09 PM
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looks like you have the track bar and bracket so as long as you have the drivers side lower ubolt bracket get some new ubolts and just go ahead and throw it under there!
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as sam mentioned the driver side u bolt mount is important. the 350 springs are better than the 250 springs they are not as stiff. the drive shaft will need to be shortened about an inch. you do have some serious springs there. when i swapped my trucks i used a spartan locker it works very well and is much cheaper than an air locker or an e locker
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ok, thanks. so im gonna need to find the drivers side bottom u bolt bracket, and u bolts. Will i need to get a diffrent yoke for the transfercase?(i've seen this come up in diffrent threads)

Also what benifit is there to doing a Reverse shackel kit? It looks like this is done with a few d60 swaps as well.
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i used my stock driveshaft on my old 95 F-250 when i did my swap, but i did have a 6 inch lift too.

the reverse shackle kit is supposed to ride better and gain you some lift. i haven't done one but plan on putting one on my truck very soon.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:31 AM
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ok, thanks. so im gonna need to find the drivers side bottom u bolt bracket, and u bolts. Will i need to get a diffrent yoke for the transfercase?(i've seen this come up in diffrent threads)

Also what benifit is there to doing a Reverse shackel kit? It looks like this is done with a few d60 swaps as well.
you will need a different yoke if you run the double cardan joint driveshaft from the 350, if you use your stock 250 shaft you will be fine, besdies shortening it
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We developed the RS kit and SD spring swap back in '99 and have everything needed...and we know have F350 4407 CV yokes if you want to use a CV front drive shaft on your '96-97 F250.

Pm me if I can help.
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for those who may not know, the shackle reversal gives the spring a more natural motion of travel. when the front has the swing, you hit a bump and the spring tries to jump forward to take impact, this is against natural motion by driving forward. the revrsal allowa the spring to jump to the rear which is more natural.
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