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Offline Signguy97

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Dana 60s for ramcharger
« on: October 23, 2020, 04:06:22 pm »
Hey guys , I had another post going and got some great info on the upgrades I want to do to my 75 ramcharger.
I've made good progress and have located an output shaft that will work with the 727/205 transfercase I have as well as the right adapter housing. I'm still searching for a set of Dana 60s, and my question is: for the rear will any dodge Dana 60 work, from any year? I now know the front must be pre 1993 to work with the leaf springs I have, but are the rear ones all the same? Also after doing some reasearch, I think I need 4.88 gears to run these 42" tires I bought, are all the carriers the same on these diffs, can I just change the ring and pinion on anything I find?

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    Re: Dana 60s for ramcharger
    « Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 08:20:09 pm »
    I just finished up a D60/D70 swap out of a 92 W250 into my wife's 74 Ramcharger and woulnd't have been able to do it w/o the search button here on RCC and it's members.

    The later D70's out of the 2nd gen cummins trucks and so on will work too, they're just wider and you'll have to weld on new spring perches.

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    Re: Dana 60s for ramcharger
    « Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 09:16:33 pm »
    Any Axle within the 73'-93' years will work with your Ramcharger.
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    Re: Dana 60s for ramcharger
    « Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 09:40:47 pm »
    '72-'93, more specifically.  '72-'74 are not desirable as the front axle is actually a D70, but it is closed knuckle and all had drum brakes.  D60 front axles are '75-'93.  D60 rears are '72-93, though early versions sometimes have odd brake shoes that are narrower than mid '70s and up versions.  Avoid dually rear axles as they are odd widths unless that is what you are looking for.  Duallys will all be D70 rears and can also sometimes have odd size lugs.  Avoid RV rear axles as they can sometimes have odd lugs and odd lug patterns.  Also be aware of Cummins powered trucks with the 727 transmission as they will have a D61 front and D70U rear with undesirable 3.08 gears and are a pain to swap gear ratios.  The differential split is 4.10 and lower (numerically), and 4.56 and higher (numerically).
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    Re: Dana 60s for ramcharger
    « Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 03:15:50 am »

    The later D70's out of the 2nd gen cummins trucks and so on will work too, they're just wider and you'll have to weld on new spring perches.

    Actually, the perches will work. Same spacing. They are just for 3" wide leafs instead of 2.5".
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