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Mopar D60 Unit Bearings

So I guess one of the biggest hurdles for putting a junkyard D60 under a newer Jeep JK are the electronics. Since Mopar has come out with their direct bolt in Mopar dana 60 axle - wouldn't it be just as easy to get the unit bearings with ABS rings and sensors from that to slap in a junk yard axle to make electronics work? Would they sell the unit bearings for that separately? I'd think they would since those would eventually wear out.

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Good idea...but the UD60s aren't unit bearing style axles.

You could use these...

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...6.aspx?id=4311

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...6.aspx?id=4312

8 on 170

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...6.aspx?id=4572


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So those plus an artec 1ton kit and your'e pretty much set, right? (not including changing any internals)

Marcus, this is Jeff btw in Dallas.

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So those plus an artec 1ton kit and your'e pretty much set, right? (not including changing any internals)

Marcus, this is Jeff btw in Dallas.
Hey man... got the bug do ya? ha ha!

That is correct. You start adding up quick when you put lockers, gears, install kits, new brakes, ect into the equation. Not to mention hubs, ect.

When I had a set of Super Duty axles on hand I was looking at spending about $9000 to rebuild them completely and get them under the Jeep. The UD60s bolt right in and require nothing for a couple thousand more. If you're going long arm and all of that at the same time then you're going to have some more expense, but for a bolt in style suspension setup I think its definitely something to consider.

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Hey man... got the bug do ya? ha ha!

That is correct. You start adding up quick when you put lockers, gears, install kits, new brakes, ect into the equation. Not to mention hubs, ect.

When I had a set of Super Duty axles on hand I was looking at spending about $9000 to rebuild them completely and get them under the Jeep. The UD60s bolt right in and require nothing for a couple thousand more. If you're going long arm and all of that at the same time then you're going to have some more expense, but for a bolt in style suspension setup I think its definitely something to consider.

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I was going to do it in two stages.

Stage 1 - Get it all mounted, plugged in and working.
Stage 2 - Rebuild it and gear front and rear.

My rubicon has 3.73 in it so its easy to find a D60 with those already and if you find a good low mileage one - chances are good it won't need rebuilt immediately. They're all over up here for $250-300 in the yard too. Plus I have a buddy that runs a yard that I haven't even bugged yet.

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I was having those thoughts in the back of my mind. At that point you would be saving a ton of money.


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I was having those thoughts in the back of my mind. At that point you would be saving a ton of money.
Which pretty much confirms my plan... lol

$500 at most for front axle
$400 for artec kit
$800 for currie jk 1 ton stuffs

$1700... figure in another 2-300 bucks in miscellaneous crap and BAM! 1 ton front end on a budget.

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Don't forget about 8 lug wheels.


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