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    Default Worth $400?

    I don't have any pics yet but maybe tomorrow or hopefully tonight.

    So, saw this ad on CL, he has had them listed for about 1 1/2 months and lowered the price a little on the second ad. I figured I would send him a lowball offer hoping that he was tired of staring at them. So, are they worth $400? I know the rear is huge and I probably won't even run it, but he will only sell as a combo and I want the front.

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    dana 60 front axle out of a 1987 f350 complete with brakes and all new warn hubs. also have the rear axle out of the truck it is a full floating sterling 10.5 also complete axle asking 550 for the front make offer on the rear


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    i still have the axles and they are taking up a lot of i room i will take 400 for them but thats the absolute lowest i will go only because storing them is a problem the front axle alone is worth 800 or more on e-bay. but my loss your gain they are yours for 400 come get em. My phone number is xxxxxxxxxx give me a call during the day or evening tomorrow leave a message if you dont get me and i will get back to you

    What do you think?

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    The ford D60s are not as strong as the chevy and dodge D60s. Sounds silly to say that a D60 isn't strong but the Ford ones have less material in the castings. Don't get me wrong, it's still a beefy freakin' axle!

    A Sterling 10.5 doesn't have a ton of aftermarket support, but we just finished building a Sterling 10.25 for my Jeep. Basically it's the same as a 10.5, just a different ring gear size. We can hook you up with a disc brake conversion kit that we designed for mine.

    IMO, yes, the pair is more than worth the $400 price. Be advised, take a couple of friends and a low-deck trailer when you go to pick them up. A fully dressed D60 front axle weighs in at about 500 pounds. A dressed Sterling is going to go about 250-300 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy4ink View Post
    The ford D60s are not as strong as the chevy and dodge D60s. Sounds silly to say that a D60 isn't strong but the Ford ones have less material in the castings. Don't get me wrong, it's still a beefy freakin' axle!
    What do you mean weaker? How and where exactly? I have heard a lot of guys talking about Ford 60's. Any particular Ford axles that are better than others?

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    im pretty sure either way if you break a dana 60 weather it is a ford or a dodge you were doing something pretty badass that you better of got on camera for you tube lol. I kid i kid. No actually I dont thats a big ass axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Green View Post
    Any particular Ford axles that are better than others?

    what is considered to be the "best" dana 60 ford is the 78-79 f250 snowfighter, or f350 front axle. They were high pinion, disk brakes, leaf sprung, and had kingpins..
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    yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiff View Post
    yes.
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