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Old 01-21-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question Full hydro on Dana60

It wont be long before i need to mount my hydro stuff on my 60. I have a single ended ram. I want to mount the stationary end to the long side axle tube next to the diff cover. People have told me that this can pull the axle tube out of the housing which is not cool. So what i was thinking was to just build an axle truss that connects everything. I dont see any issues there.

Dot mounted his to the diff cover and he doesnt have any problems so that is always an option i guess. Any other sudjestions guys?
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Weld your tubes to the housing
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Dott mounted his to the diff cover and he doesnt have any problems
A lot of folks said my cover would leak or it would break the cover bolts. No problem since installed, about 3 years. It's pretty easy to add plating to the existing cover and bolt flange. I tapped the holes in the diff as deep as the existing hole would let me. Then, measured for maximum bolt engagement.





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Shoot I have mine welded to the axle tube just like you mentioned, without any issues.
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I've never seen or heard of the ram pulling the tube out. The only way I could see it happening would be mounting it to the diff cover - Although IMO, very unlikely.

I say mount ram to tube tube and tie rod like most hydro assist set-ups..quick and easy.
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I'm with the other two. I just finished mine, but my 44 was done this way and had years of service without issue. For that matter, my panhard is mounted to the same spot which could potentially do the same thing if you follow that theory. To me this made more sense than using the cover, but I think in the end you will be fine either way.
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Cylinder body to the center of the axle. As close to the diff housing as possible. Then cut the threads as short as you can. Weld the shafted end to the tie rod.
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