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Old 02-04-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
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Dana 70. any good?

I have a chance to purchase a dana 70 to put under my Jeep, yj, are they worth it? A dana 60 will be going on the front. I can't decide between a 14 bolt and a 70. Guys help me out with this.
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With a dana 70 you can run deeper gearing. 14ff only goes to 5.13's unless you want to do some grinding. Depends on the price of it vs. cost of 14ff and what gears you want. I had a 14/60 combo running 44" with 5.13's but wanted to get the d 70 to run 6.17's. Ended up running 2.5tons.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:41 PM   #3
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With a dana 70 you can run deeper gearing. 14ff only goes to 5.13's unless you want to do some grinding. Depends on the price of it vs. cost of 14ff and what gears you want. I had a 14/60 combo running 44" with 5.13's but wanted to get the d 70 to run 6.17's. Ended up running 2.5tons.
A buddy of mine is selling the 70. He's here on the forum.
I'm not sure if 250 is reasonable, sounds good to me. Ummm, does the 60 and 70 r&p the same?
I heard that they are interchangeable. I'll find out the specs on it. Lockers seem to be reasonable too. The only thing I hear bad about them, is the weight. But a 14 bolt isn't any lighter too. Damn I don't know. I'll tell you this, I went to the pick and pull and they wanted $350 for a 14 bolt!
That seems a little high for me. But I might just go back and pull the cover and see what's inside.

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you can get a used 14ff for about $150.00 but figure to add several hundred more for the gears you want and if you choose a locker. If not a daily driver consider welding the spider gears on 14 or the 70. Not sure if the carriers are interchangable so I won't lie to you. What gears do you want to run? What tire size?
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you can get a used 14ff for about $150.00 but figure to add several hundred more for the gears you want and if you choose a locker. If not a daily driver consider welding the spider gears on 14 or the 70. Not sure if the carriers are interchangable so I won't lie to you. What gears do you want to run? What tire size?
Right now I will be running 456's, and 38's, but plan in the future to move to 42 inch tires.
Not sure right now, I think you know him, mike (underconstruction).
I will be looking for a 14 bolt CUCV here in Ft hood, this week. They have 456 gears and and a locker most of the time. No this isn't a DD, maybe on the weekends, but not everyday.
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you can run 5:38s in a 14ff without grinding,thats the 10.5 ring...
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you can run 5:38s in a 14ff without grinding,thats the 10.5 ring...
Yeah, that's what I plan to do, later in the game.
I'm in the process of putting a 383 stroker tpi in there too.
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never seen a set but hear the 5.38's for the 14ff are thin and not as strong as 5.13's. If I were you and had it to do all over again..........get the dana 70( unlimited gearing to match d60) weld the rear and save the money from the locker, put disc brakes on it and run that until you want rockwells. Just my .02 cause I've been there....
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Yeah, get the 70! 35 spline axles.
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Yeah, get the 70! 35 spline axles.
You're just saying that because it's your's .
What is the WMS on that, and what did it come off again?
Sorry but I forgot what you had said.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:34 PM   #11
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Ok, so I wen't around today here on Post and, there is no 14 bolt's to be found.
I guess they won't sale them for civilian use anymore.
No more pick and pull on Ft Hood, I guess I could buy the whole CUCV, but all I need is the Axle.
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70 or corp 14? hellifiknow
Not sure what you mean?

edit: are you talking about the difference between the two?
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70 or corp 14? hellifiknow

That is--- Hell If I Know ---which is better-- Dana 70 or GM Corporate 14 bolt--

They both be pretty darn stout bubba!!!
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That is--- Hell If I Know ---which is better-- Dana 70 or GM Corporate 14 bolt--
Well that's not good tech!

I understand what you mean, they are both real good axles, I'm just saying what are the advantages of each?
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really the ONLY differance is the gearing available. Both are great 1 ton axles.
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really the ONLY differance is the gearing available. Both are great 1 ton axles.
Thanks for all the comments!
I think I'm gonna go with a dana 70.
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