Helpful tips How do you set the pinion depth on a Dana 60?

How do you set the pinion depth on a Dana 60?

How do you set the pinion depth on a Dana 60?

To set the pinion depth, place shims underneath the cup or outer race of the taper roller bearing. For our Strange Engineering S-60 housings we start with . 015-. 018 shim and make adjustments as needed.

What is the lowest gear ratio for Dana 60?

7.17 is the lowest aftermarket gears you can purchase for a dana 60 rear.

Is a Dana 60 a good rear end?

Even in the heyday of muscle cars, Dana 60 rear differentials were renowned for their strength, along with their difficulty to locate. Today, they’re actually incredibly easy to find. The truth is, for racing purposes you can now build a better rear than a Dana, but for street cars, it’s a good choice.

Is Dana 60 limited slip?

The passenger car version of the Dana 60 came equipped with the Mopar “Powr-Lok” semi-float limited-slip differential option from 1966 to ’69. The Powr-Lok differential used 30-spline axles. The axle bearings, seals and retainer packages are interchangeable.

Does a Dana 60 have a crush sleeve?

Dana 60s do NOT use crush sleeves. All D60s use shims to get the correct pinion depth.

What happens if you over tighten pinion nut?

There is a crush sleeve in there that when over-tightened will crush more and will change your pinion depth.

Are all Dana 60 carriers the same?

All Dana 60 housings use the exact same carriers whether high pinion or low pinion. The high pinions have the same gear break as low pinions. The thick gears are available so that you do not have to change carriers.

How much horsepower can a Dana 60 handle?

Additionally, the Dana 60 (S60) from Strange comes equipped with their beefy 35-spline alloy axles and carrier that can handle over 1,000 horsepower. A vintage Dana 60 like ours with its stock 23-spline axles and clutch-type Sure-Grip is limited to roughly 700 horsepower of sticky tire, strip action.

How can I tell what is a Dana 60?

The 14 bolt axle and the Dana 70 each have axle shafts that measure 1.5″ at the splines.

  • The 14 bolt has 30 splines while the Dana 70 has 35.
  • and they measure about 1.3″ in diameter.
  • What is Dana 60 rear end?

    The Dana 60 is a Salisbury-type rear-end, meaning the differential carrier removes from the rear of the axle instead of the front. It can be identified by its 10-bolt rear cover, which appears to be lying on its side.

    How do you identify Dana rear end?

    Dana/Spicer Corporation tags contain the necessary information for complete identification. Count the number of bolts on the inspection cover of the rear-end housing. The inspection cover faces the back of the vehicle and can be seen by looking forward from the rear of the car, under the license plate.

    What size is a Dana 60 axle?

    The larger the housing, the more weight it can support. Dana 44 axle tube diameter ranges from 2.5″ to 3″, while the Dana 60 axle tube diameter is 3.125″. So, while the Dana 60 has a stronger housing than the Dana 44, it’s not by a massive amount, especially for the larger Dana 44s.