Dana 60 Axle Parts
Front | Standard Rotation | High Carrier | 30 Spline Shafts
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The Dana 60 front low pinion axle with 4.56 and up carrier and 30 spline axle shafts was only used in a few Dodge trucks from 1994 to 1999 and features an axle shaft disconnect mounted on the long axle tube. The parts listed on this page have been verified to fit this axle configuration.
- 1994-1999 Dana 60 Front Dodge Disconnect
Minor and Master Overhaul Kits
When servicing an axle or installing new gears or a new differential, it is a good idea to replace the internal seals, bearings, and any parts that get damaged during disassembly. These minor and master install kits include all of the high quality parts you need.
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Ring and Pinion Gears
If you are changing tire size or want to improve the mileage or towing capability of your vehicle, then you'll want to change your axle's gear ratio. For help choosing the correct ratio, see the Crawlpedia Gear Ratio Guide
Note: The Dana 60 axle has a 4.10/4.56 carrier break. To run 4.30 and lower gears, you will need a 4.10 and down differential carrier. To learn more about carrier breaks, see Thick Gears and Carrier Breaks
To change to a 4.10 and down differential and run 4.30 and lower gears, you will need:
[ Dana 60 Low Carrier Differentials ] + [ Dana 60 Low Carrier Gears ]
Learn More About Ring and Pinion Gears
Differentials and Lockers
The best thing you can do to improve the traction of your vehicle is to install a differential locker or limited slip differential. For more information on each type of differential, click on the links below.
Note: These differentials will work with the original gears in your axle as well as any of the gears listed in the section above. If you are changing your gear ratio, please see the gear section above first.
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Differential Locker Comparison
Replace your broken or worn out axle shafts with stock replacements or upgrade to high performance chrome-moly axle shafts to handle more power and larger tires.
Dodge Disconnect axles feature 2-piece long side inner axle shafts that are engaged or disengaged by the central axle disconnect (CAD) mechanism. Aftermarket axle shafts are available for this application, however, many people choose to remove the weak disconnect and run full-length inner axles.
To upgrade your axle to 35 spline axle shafts you will need the following parts:
[ 35 Spline Axle Shafts ] + [ 35 Spline Differential or Locker ] + [ 35 Spline Hubs or Flanges ]
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Locking Hubs and Drive Flanges
Upgrade to heavy duty aftermarket locking hubs or convert to drive flanges for the ultimate in strength and reliability. A free-spin conversion kit is also available to reduce rolling resistance and increase fuel economy.
Note: 30 spline Dodge disconnect axles feature 33 spline stub shafts which do not work with standard 30 spline hubs or drive flanges. We recommend upgraddng to 35 spline stub shafts.
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Stock Dana 60 knuckles are plenty strong for most application, however, if you are running tires over 40" tall with hydraulic steering, or if you simply run your vehicle extra hard, you will want forged steering knuckles.
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If your spindles have been damaged or scarred by worn out bearings, it's time to upgrade to a set of heavy duty, heat treated, aftermarket spindles that are stronger and will last longer.
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High Steer / Crossover Arms
Move your drag link, and tie rod up and out of the way while also making your steering knuckles stronger with a set of high steer arms. This upgrade is highly recommend for vehicles with large leaf spring lifts and those running hydraulic steering.
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Hydro Assist / Full Hydro Steering
Oversize tires take significantly more force to steer which can make steering a chore and may even cause your stock steering box to fail. Upgrade your steering system with a hydraulic assist cylinder or convert to full hydraulic steering with these kits.
Learn More About Hydraulic Steering
Beef up your Dana 60 axle housing with a precision cut and bent axle truss to handle larger tires and severe off-road abuse without flexing, bending, or breaking your axle.
Note: Most aftermarket Dana 60 axle truss kits are not designed to work with the Dodge central axle disconnect (CAD) system so you may need to modify a standard Dana 60 truss or fabricate your own.
Learn More About Axle Trusses
Tabs and Brackets
Converting to a 4-link suspension requires new shock mounts, link mounts, gussets, and tabs. Save yourself time, money and frustration with high quality, pre-fabricated, precision fit brackets.
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Differential Covers and Guards
Protect your differential with a heavy duty differential cover or bring down your differential temperatures with a high capacity finned cover for maximum heat dissipation.
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Differential Cover Gaskets
Red High-Temp RTV Silicone (available at your local auto parts store) is the most common way to seal the differential cover on a Dana 60 axle, however, several aftermarket manufacturers now offer reusable gaskets that are much cleaner.
Learn More About Differential Gaskets
Dana Spicer recommends 80w90 Mineral oil or 75W140 synthetic oil, however, we recommend 75w90 full-synthetic gear oil for all Dana 60 applications (plus a traction modifier for differentials that require it).
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It is not common to need to replace a pinion yoke but in high horsepower applications, or if your driveshaft has been upgraded to larger u-joints, you may need to purchase a stronger and/or larger yoke.
Learn More About Pinion Yokes