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Old 06-26-2011, 03:35 PM
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ive got a 98 ram and i would like to get some 2500 axles for it i was wondering if i got a 5" lift for a 1500 would the lift work with the 2500 axles or would i have to get a lift for a 2500.... im totaly lost so any help would be great thanks
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Will the duffs match right to the 1500 diff cases. No experience with this only swapping axles in jeeps. I believe 2500 springs are just a higher spring rate for the weight
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i found a post on another forum about a DIY dana 60 swap and it looks pretty much plug and play... i want to do this swap so bad im looking to have a weekend toy and a daily and the dana 60 seems to be the best bet as far as strength

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If you get 2500 axles, get the springs, spring perches, pitman arm, front control arms and bushings, etc...basically, all the front end parts you can.
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how much different is the dana 60 from the 44?
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The 2500 diffs are a bolt in as far as suspension goes. As for the drive u joint I am not sure. The difference between the two is strength the dana 60 is a beefer diff than the dana 44. oh ya and all the internals are different.

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