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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:31 pm 
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I'm setting up my dana 60 tommorow and was wondering if anyone had any helpful hints? Thanks in advance. Scott


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If its not out of the car take it out and throw it up on the bench... You will thank me later.... Unless you have a lift in your garage... \:D/ Barry

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Its on a bench allready.


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Another suggestion...........replace it with a 9 inch you know what! Sorry, just can't bring myself to say that name. My Studebaker has a Dana in it. I worked on a couple of 9 inch setups the last couple of years and before I went back into that Dana I'd seriously consider putting a 9 incher in it! Yeah, they are that easy to setup! I passed over several deals on cars before I bought my Camaro because they had either a 12 bolt or a Dana in them. I'll never own another one of either of those!

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Ken, now you have hurt my feelings...LOL =; =;


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I had a Dana-60 in my Camaro once upon a time and when I put a good 9" F&%d (i can't say it either ken) in it with alum center and light spool I dropped 45# weight from my car. Them Dana's are heavy.

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Yeah, they are heavy, but real strong. To me at the time, it was cheaper to build the 60 over the 9. And they just look tough. =;


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They are strong. I've broken axles in them, but never a ring and pinion. As far as setting them up. Get your shim kit and white lead and start playing. a full gear patern and no noticeable back lash is how I like them. A bit on the tight side. If it's a new ring and pinion. I added a can of EOS from your local GM dealership. The zink seems to help them break in, like cam lube on camshaft.

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