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95 2500 Rear Axle question

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by mow 4 u, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. mow 4 u

    mow 4 u Member
    Messages: 42

    Have a 1995 Dodge 2500 4x4 v-10 and need to replace the entire rear axle unit. Have found 3 different units listed for this truck 60-70- and a spicer 80. Tag on hood says spicer 70 3.5 gear ratio 10 bolts on the cover, would like to know if spicer 60 or 80 will swap as long as gear ratios are the same ???????
  2. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    If its from another 2500 truck of similar year then yes but I wouldn't go with the 60 its a weaker axle
  3. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Grab an 80 if you can, other wise stick the the 70. A 60 wasn't put in the rear end of those trucks, btw. That is the front axle though.
  4. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Actually, the trucks with the 5.9l magnum motors had the D-60's. The Cuminns and V-10's came with the D-70's and the 3500 duelies came with the D-80's
  5. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Cummins SRW also came with the D80 if they were equipped with the manual transmission, and several CTD's came with the D80 in the last two years of the production run of gen II rams.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Why do you need a whole rear axle?

    A rebuild would be easier and cheaper in the long run.