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Chrysler 9.25 or Dana 60?

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:46 PM
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Default Chrysler 9.25 or Dana 60?

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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Old 05-02-2013, 07:49 PM
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:53 PM
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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
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:56 PM
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if a Dana wont just bolt into place then i wont bother with one. i want the diff to handle some abuse, i plan on a 408 stroker eventually
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:58 PM
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Lots of guys use the 9.25 with a 408. Seems to work pretty well.

Like CSDavies said, most that run a D60 usually have large tires and go off road frequently.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:13 PM
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what about carriers? Detroit trutrac or Detroit locker? also are Yukon axles any good? found some on summit racing for the 9.25. or would the stock axles hold up fine?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:44 PM
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:39 PM
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Just move the engine/trans to the rear and weight, or lack there of is solved

I think it's the "top of the line" model Corvette that the engine is in the front and the trans in the rear, and it's connected via a "torque tube" for near perfect weight distribution...
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:54 PM
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I would go with a Detroit locker. Have one in my car and love it .
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408 wont be happening for a couple years, but is 400 hp to much to hope for with edelbrock heads, Hughes edelbrock intake manifold and a big cam?
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