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Physical Front Axle Weight: Dana 50 TTB vs Dana 60 Solid Axle

 
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:36 PM
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Physical Front Axle Weight: Dana 50 TTB vs Dana 60 Solid Axle

I've done a bunch of research trying to find the axle weights of 1987-1997 front Dana 50 TTB vs front Dana 60 solid axle but can't find conclusive numbers. I was wondering if anyone had the weight specs on these axles. Just to be clear I am not looking for GAWR. I am looking for the physical weight of the axles themselves. I haven't been able to find numbers for the Dana 50 TTB and the numbers I have found for the Dana 60 have been anywhere from a few hundred pounds to over 500lbs. Does anyone know what the weights of these axles are with bare spindles or with hubs/brakes?
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:44 PM
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Good question. I'm curious as well.
Don't know if the TTB is heavier or lighter than a Monobeam, but either way I bet they're heavy!

Just a regular old 44 felt like it was every bit of 250lbs but since I never got it up and carried it completely (as if!) I can only guess.

If there is no chart available, maybe a company like Currie that ships complete axles can get us close. But I don't know anyone that sells a TTB setup complete. Just axles and gears, so that's not going to get you exactly where you need to go.

Good luck.

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:14 AM
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I've seen a d60 ball joint complete listed as 450 lbs on an off road website.

Don't know about the ttb.
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:57 PM
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i would have to say the weight difference between the two should be no more than about 100 lbs, probably less.
and i would say the kingpin 60's are around 400-450 lbs simple because myself and another person my size can lift one.
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:57 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. I was curious about the weight as I am tossing around putting in either a Dana 60 or Dana 50 to replace my Dana 44HD TTB I have now. The truck is a 4.9 L6 so I wouldn't mind saving some weight with the small engine if the weight difference was considerable. Either axle will work for me though. The Dana 60s are so spendy these days I will probably just go with a Dana 50. It will give me the extra strength I am looking for without breaking my wallet.
 

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