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Actual Moderator with a Tacoma...But Definitely Not a Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by jberry813, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Feb 13, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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    snowmanwithahat

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    Surprised your TLDR was not "it's better than stock and good enough".

    Quite frankly a Dana 60 is overkill for most rigs, and most people only get them for axle strength with tires much larger than you'll be running with a body on your truck.

    I ran a 9" out of a '78 F-150 and it was great with 38" boggers. With less than a V8 powering less than 40" tires, any vehicle should be fine with a 9", especially a Tacoma.
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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  3. Feb 13, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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  4. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    Don’t break the internet is right. Yeesh:sandwich:
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    Good info BTW :anonymous:
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    Damn, everyones shitting on 60s, I guess I should just sell mine and go back to stock. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    Wouldn't bother. No one wants a 60...
     
  9. Feb 14, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    No one's shitting on them lol. What I didn't add to my post saying a 9" is fine, is that I'm running Spicer's Ultimate Dana 60 (F/R) in my JKU because I couldn't pass up a fully dressed pair of axles with chromoly shafts, 5.38 gears, eaton e-lockers and heavy duty brakes for the price I got them at.

    I think objectively the 60s are strong (like jberry said), but I don't think it matters for a taco. I'm running 40" tires on my JKU and wouldn't run anything lower in strength than a 60 for this setup. I still have the stock 3.6L, but am planning to either supercharge if the engine holds up or do a v8 swap if the engine starts to develop issues (it's at 100k miles). A V8 and 40s just didn't seem like a good combo for a well built D44.

    Plus, they look sexy as fuck.

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  10. Feb 14, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    With what I was reading, I was seeing conflicting reports/beliefs on gear strength/longevity when comparing a HP 60 to a F9. Potential issues I came across were with the pinion deflection (supposedly Currie+dynatrac resolved this issue with their custom housings) and that the gears ride on the coast side. Seemed like a lot of the differences came to a wash at the end when putting it on a "does everything" vehicle, ultimately it came down to long term intentions for me and the 60.
     
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  11. Feb 14, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    For the record I wasn’t shitting on a D60. It’s still fucking light years ahead of the shitty 8” Toyota. It really is a wash between the two aftermarket axles. Both the 9 and D60 are damn near perfect for a tacoma with the power we can put down, tire size, and weight. It really boils down to preference. I was just trying to show some of the differences between the two and point out specifically why I chose the 9 over the 60.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    That's what I took away from your comparison. Looks like the Currie 9 is as close to a drop-in axle upgrade as possible. Good to know.
     
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    Yeah I was fucking around :).

    I would be curious about the weight difference between the 2 though if you get the chance to weigh it, RJ60 housing+gears+locker weighed 193lb. Stock w/elocker is 113.5lb.
     
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  14. Feb 14, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    I will weight it! Not sure on your axle details, but i upgraded to 3.5" axle tubes and did a back brace too.
     
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  15. Feb 14, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    Not sure if you already answered this, but how is the front diff gonna keep up now ?
     
  16. Feb 14, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    Stay in 2wd :cookiemonster:
     
  17. Feb 14, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    CV's/tie rods will break before the diff I bet
     
  19. Feb 14, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    Agreed. The front diff doesn't need to "keep up". It's in 2WD the majority of the time with the rear end doing the majority of the work.
     
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    I couldn't imagine someone not getting the truss, I figure anyone looking into an aftermarket axle has a heavy ass truck and/or going to be abusing it & since they take care of it in house it's a no brainer. But yeah, my curiosity was about weight with the truss since it brings it up stronger than the RJ60 housing.

    Also I didn't know they offered a 3.5 tube upgrade for the 9, wouldn't have thought the larger tube would be compatible with our bearing adapters. Or do they custom machine those in house?

    You didn't get the optional weld-on skid for the bottom of the 9?

    How much wider over stock did you request?
     
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