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I'm almost afraid to ask this :hide:

I know Dana 60 bolt patterns vary depending on the donor vehicle.... but is there 1 bolt pattern that is used more than the rest (with JK's in mind)?
 

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Almost all Junkyard (or donor) 60s you find will be 6 or 8 lug. If you are buying after market D60s made for the JK, the front will be 5x5.5 and the rear will have an option of 5x5 or 5x5.5

You can make it almost any bolt pattern you want (5x5.5 and up) by ordering the appropriate axles/flanges and having any good shop drill out your rotors for that pattern. The factory 5x5 pattern will not work on a front D60 due to hub diameter.

I no longer recommend the use of wheel spacers after having a tire leave my Jeep driving through Barstow.
 

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90+% of all D60's are 8x6.5, especially at the JY. And I assume the OP is asking about JY axles, as he said "donor vehicle" ... not sure what you other guys are smoking. The only 5-lug D60's I know of were semifloaters in the rear of some fullsize Bronco's in (I think) the 80's. I'm sure others exist, but not with much prevalence. I haven't seen a 6-lug before, but I'm sure they exist.

Moral of the story: normal 1-ton 8-lug pattern
 

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90+% of all D60's are 8x6.5, especially at the JY. And I assume the OP is asking about JY axles, as he said "donor vehicle" ... not sure what you other guys are smoking. The only 5-lug D60's I know of were semifloaters in the rear of some fullsize Bronco's in (I think) the 80's. I'm sure others exist, but not with much prevalence. I haven't seen a 6-lug before, but I'm sure they exist.

Moral of the story: normal 1-ton 8-lug pattern
Calm down killer, OP asked what bolt pattern is usually used with JKs in mind. I know his question was kind of vauge, but thats what I took from it. We know that almost all OEM 60s are 8 lug.
 

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My bad.. I misread... i thought he wanted to know what the bolt pattern was on D-60 JK's.

Here is a beer anyway.. :beer:
 

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My bad..... I didn't word my original question very well. "Donor Vehicle" suggested that I was looking at JY axles only.

What I really meant to say was that I understood that Dana 60's come in various bolt patterns, but was there a more commonly used bolt pattern when it came to JK's.

I now know based on the above, you'd ask me to clarify "new or JY".

New = 5x5.5
Junk Yard = "90+% of all D60's are 8x6.5"


Why do they make the new JK D60's 5x5.5?
 

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my guess is they already have that process down for other jeep axles and its viable pattern to fit the hub.

Id rather have an 8x6.5" bolt pattern.
5 x 5 doesn't fit on a Dana 60 hub as the bore size is too big. That's why you get 5 x 5.5. :)
 

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As wheel makers this is something we have a grip on:grinpimp:

8x6.5 is what you will find in your chev, dodge and even ford up till 1997 then ford when to a superduty which is a metric 8x170 bolt patern. (might be off a year or so on the 8x170 as I don't know everything about fords)

do hear that Chev has gone metric in the past year or so but I am yet ot put my hands on them to say if that is correct, wouldn't matter as they are ifs anyhow....
 

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Calm down killer
I'm not sure what part of the world my statement would have been taken as "uncalm," but I'm from the part where it doesn't. :thefinger:

OP asked what bolt pattern is usually used with JKs in mind
No he didn't. But now he did. :thefinger:


We know that almost all OEM 60s are 8 lug.
Good. :D

My bad.. I misread... i thought he wanted to know what the bolt pattern was on D-60 JK's.

Here is a beer anyway.. :beer:
Back at ya big guy :beer::beer:
 
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