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Old 03-17-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

im thinking about changing my rear end on my truck , so i can run back disc brakes and well get rid of the leaf and get a coli set up . Wondering what you guys used , what years and make will be an bolt up .
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:32 PM   #2
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

Dana 60 coil spring rear is what you want. A bit difficult of a rear to find but there are disc brake kits for them. You probably already have a leaf spring HO52 or dana 60 rear- I'd stick with that and just get a disc kit for it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:39 PM   #3
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

Personally I like the leaves over the coils. Why are you wanting to swap rears? Is it difficult for you to locate brake parts for the H052 where you are at? s far as disc stuff goes, there are a number of kits out there for the H052. Off the top of my head tsmmfg.com has a nice setup. Also check with the vendors on here. Tere is at least one that does at least the brackets for several applications. It would use the same brackets as a FF14 bolt.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:29 PM   #4
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

Yea I thought it over and I'm sticking with leaf and I'm going to see what kind of rear end I got tomorrow
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:15 PM   #5
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap , Dana 60 ??

this my rear end its a Dana 60 Right ?
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:21 PM   #6
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

Don't swap the rear end just for the sole purpose of going to disc brakes. I've had a 3/4 ton and a 1 ton and let me tell you, those rear drums will stop a freight train and not break a sweat! The fronts are what should be converted to disc.
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

That is a DANA 60, you can see the 60 to right of the filler hole right below the plug weld hole
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:48 PM   #8
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Awesome thanks !
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:11 PM   #9
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Here it is
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:20 PM   #10
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LMC is good for something hha
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...and a factory rear swaybar too , nice score.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:19 PM   #12
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

I like the leaf springs better, mine has coils so that what I live with..
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

Yea I just need to find a good deal on a set of springs .. They arnt to expensive but shipping it's killer .
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:34 PM   #14
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Re: 3/4 Ton .. Rear End Swap

Being in LA you should be able to find a shop that "makes" leaf stacks. I had some made for a 94 I had. I just had to measure the width. What they do is build a stack out of leaf stock they have on hand. They will make you a new set of u-bolts also.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:45 PM   #15
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In going to call around tomorrow most places I called were out of business ..
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