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hey everyone, i have a 98 ram sst and i want upgrade the rear end. my first question is will a Dana 60 bolt up on a 2wd with no modifications? or would upgrading a 9.25 be better? i have a spare 9.25 axle assembly laying around. i would put like 4.10s or something close for gears, probably an eaton trutrac ( would the detroit locker be a better option??) for the carrier. and probably Yukon axles. i would upgrade the Dana 60 as well if i went that route. so what do y'all figure Dana 60 or 9.25? i want something to hold up for street and drag strip use, mostly street.
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The 9.25 rear end can actually be a pretty good rear if you beef it up a little.
And a D60 won't just bolt up to a 1500 frame, the springs are wider on the 2500, and the perches are different.
It would likely be cheaper to just rebuild the one you've got sitting around.
+1, cheaper and you wouldnt have to mess with trying to make it fit. the 9.25 with 4.10s should work real nice for street use. The D60 is mainly used by guys that are running massive lifts and massive tires
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie 4X4 Offroad
Mods: K&N Intake, SCT tuned, 50MM throttle body, Sonnax trans mod, Flowmaster side exit exhaust, Hughes FI Airgap
Yukon are one of the better names in rear end parts. What all are you planning on doing to your 408? How much power are you planning to push? In a pickup truck..... there is very little weight over the rear, so, stress is a lot less of an issue, as you can't get traction.