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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-14-2018, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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My stock TTB front end on my 1997 f250 is needing a bit of work. Needs ball joints, tie rods, differential is leaking. So instead of doing this, I was considering just doing a D60 swap but I don’t know much about it.

I know my axle ratios need to match, and the d60 I found is a 4.10 from a 1996 F350. I wasn’t able to read the tag on my axle but I did take a look at the sticker on my door. From what I’ve read, the C5 code is the 4.10 limited slip, so this axle should work for me, right?

I’ve looked a bit at other threads about the swaps but I just need a little clarification before I go pick up an axle that won’t work.

What all do I need to make this swap as painless as possible? He says the axle has 4.10 gears, unsure on mileage, and will come wheel end to wheel end for $900. For $1100 I can have springs and steering parts. What else do I need?
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Re: Rear axle codes and Dana 60 swap

that axle will be bolt in for your truck. you want axle, springs, full steering components. and MAKE SURE YOU GET THE DRIVER SIDE UNDER AXLE SPRING PLATE!!!!
last i heard the spring mount plate was made out of unobtanium.

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Re: Rear axle codes and Dana 60 swap

Don't forget the spring hangers and pitman arm.

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Some say I’ll need the driveshaft and yoke off the F350. Is that right? I’m thinking I’ll grab them, better safe than sorry.

I’m not sure how he’s planning on pulling that axle out, but I’m hoping he’ll leave the leafs on there and I won’t have to worry about it.
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Re: Rear axle codes and Dana 60 swap

Don't forget the tracking bar and bracket off the frame

Tie rods are different, but you will want new anyway

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Here is the list I gave him. Am I missing anything?

axle, wheel end to wheel end, leaf springs, leaf spring hangers, all steering components; tie rods, pitman arm, track bar, trackbar bracket, and the driveshaft and yoke off the transfer case.
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Re: Rear axle codes and Dana 60 swap

yes, driver side under axle spring mount plate. without that one piece everything else is useless.
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yes, driver side under axle spring mount plate. without that one piece everything else is useless.
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Re: Rear axle codes and Dana 60 swap

If everything is still on the truck. Tell him to just cut the front half of the frame off. It's a lot less work for the guy and you get to see where and how everything is installed.
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Re: Rear axle codes and Dana 60 swap

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

If you get it this way take lots of pictures before you tear it apart so that you can see how it goes back together.

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