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I got weird bearings in my front end... WAYYY bigger than stock... what gives? The mechanic pulled some numbers and said it had parts from the 5,000 pound front end?
 

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I got weird bearings in my front end... WAYYY bigger than stock... what gives? The mechanic pulled some numbers and said it had parts from the 5,000 pound front end?
Exactly which bearings are you referring to? Wheel bearings? Carrier Bearings? You positive you have a Dana 60? Sounds strange to me. :shrug
 

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Yes, it's a Kingpin Dana 60... the inner/outer wheel bearings do NOT match what either store has in it's guidebooks...
 

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Yes, it's a Kingpin Dana 60... the inner/outer wheel bearings do NOT match what either store has in it's guidebooks...
ther elooking up d44 parts for a f250
 

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ther elooking up d44 parts for a f250
I agree, not enough info. from poster. What part numbers were you given?

FYI, a D60 front is basically the 5k frontend....think they are usually rated like 4600lb or so, the D44 solid is rated around 3k or so IIRC
 

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I was told the D-60 was 3800 and the 44, 2500 or so... my trucks gvwr is 7200 so what gives?
 

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I was told the D-60 was 3800 and the 44, 2500 or so... my trucks gvwr is 7200 so what gives?
No dude. The 8.8 rear axle (which is not even a FF) is rated at 3770. A front 60 is 4600lb generally. The D44 is a bit odder, since it has variations such as tubing thickness, 8 lug outer (which is not just "8 lug" but rather bigger everything practically, from the knuckle out). So that's why I am vague with the 44. The TTB front has a rating of 2800, so trust me, the 60 is more than 3800. The solid 44 usually are rated (from what I have seen) around 3000-3600lbs. The highest rating, whatever it might be, would of course be for the D44 actual HD version....leaf spring, 8 lug out, and thick tubes...the whole enchilda as far as a beefy 44.
 

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I was told the D-60 was 3800 and the 44, 2500 or so... my trucks gvwr is 7200 so what gives?
you have a bronco, and you think the factory ford d60 is stock, or that you still haev the same GVRW that the door jamb shows? who gives a shit what the GVRW is, just get the right parts and be done. have them look up parts for a 79 f350 and be done with it.
 

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I got weird bearings in my front end... WAYYY bigger than stock... what gives? The mechanic pulled some numbers and said it had parts from the 5,000 pound front end?
they cant be bigger then stock, because then they would not fit in the wheel hub.......just your bearings cant be bigger, the wheel hb would also, and then the wheel would not fit on to the hub, as the center circle would be to small,
 

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If the front;s 4500 then 7200-4500=2700...

I think a Dana 60 should hold more than that...
 

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If the front;s 4500 then 7200-4500=2700...

I think a Dana 60 should hold more than that...
The problem is you're kinda making this a guessing game. What rig are we talking about? I'm half thinking if you have a rig with a 7200lb GVWR, it's a 3/4T D44 front and D60 rear, rated I'm guessing maybe 3200/4600 with pad. Also, don't forget, over time the manuf. I believe have gotten more aggressive in determing GVWR. You're rig's GVWR is not all that much more than my '95 Bronco is rated, 2800/3770 = 6,570, but the actual sticker shows 6300 or so as a little pad. That's why I guess you have a standard 3/4T truck, with 8 lug D44 front to match a D60 8 lug FF rear? D60/D60 trucks from 78-79 I would think would be in the 8800lb class (1 ton back then), what part numbers are you being given? With the SAS 8 lug front I run now (D44), my chevy outer stuff, just like the Ford 8 lug, uses bigger hubs, bigger inner wheel bearing, different spindle, different rotors, etc. Now, this stuff is not 5000lb like the guy said, but it is beefier than standard 44. These bigger items are similar to a D60.
 

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Gah! I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN 8 LUG D-44 AND A KINGPIN!!!

*Dies*
 

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Gah! I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN 8 LUG D-44 AND A KINGPIN!!!

*Dies*
so do most mokeys, but that doesnt mean the parts guy does.
 

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Spookshow ONE said:
Gah! I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN 8 LUG D-44 AND A KINGPIN!!!

*Dies*
You're confusing your truck GVWR rating with the front GVWR rating- two different things. Also the front GVWR plus the rear GVWR does not equal your total GVWR, total is less than both added together.
 

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You're confusing your truck GVWR rating with the front GVWR rating- two different things. Also the front GVWR plus the rear GVWR does not equal your total GVWR, total is less than both added together.
Zachly, cept it's GAWR(F) +GAWR(R) almost = GVWR

my '95 GAWR(F) = 2800 GAWR(R) 8.8= 3770 total = 6570
But while my door sticker shows the GAWR's it does not show that GVWR, it is slightly less at 6300 to allow a little leeway I suppose.
 

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Pictures of the axle in question would be helpful also...

:shrug
 

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I'll get pics of the door sticker and axle and ya'll can figure it out.
 
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