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What front axle do I have???

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by UglyTruck, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210


    The truck is an
    6-1/2 foot bed
    Auto Tranny

    I need front ball joints and when I go to look it up I need to know weather it has a Dana 40 or a Dana 60....

    My gut says Dana 60 since it is a CTD ...

    my buddies truck that is a 98 2500 standard cab 8 foot bed says dana 60 on the tag on the underside of his hood.. His front axle looks different than mine (mine is beefier) arent all dana 60's the same???

    there is no data tag on the underside of my hood but the door sticker says:

    GVWR - 8800
    GAWR FRONT- 5200
    GAWR REAR - 6084

    I still say that it is a 60 but I need conformation...
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It'll be a Dana 60 for sure.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    yep dana 60's front and rear, my 98 2500 gasser has them as well.
  4. BOSS550

    BOSS550 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    It should have a tag on the diff cover bolts that tell you for sure what it is that is put there by Dana. All Danas have them up till their first gear oil change then for some reason most people don't put them back on.
  5. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103

    Hmmmmmm...........my '02 2500 CTD has a D60 front and a D70 rear.
  6. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    IIRC the manual 2500's have the Dana 80, the autos have the Dana 70. You probably have the 60 front and 70 rear.

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    all CTD trucks got 60 fronts (88-02)
    60 70 or 80 rear could be had
    your has the 70 by axle weight

    if you look at the housing webbing all dana parts have # cast into them
    40 60 60HD HD 70 and 80
    the numbers are hard to figuare out 40=40 60=60 the HD=60HD
  8. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Did you figure out what front end you have? Do you have a 2001.5 with the rear disk brakes? Mine looks a little like yours , check out my avatar.

    I thought with the rear disk brakes, mopar went with the non dana axles, AMG I think, not sure.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    CHRIST maybe im wrong them i thought for sure i had 60 formnt and rear, i have a 98 2500 reg cab with a 5-speed, my GVWR is 8800
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    You have the d60hd in the 8800lb truck.
    You will use the bigger of the two u-joints they list for your truck.
    If you can wait I think I have the boxes laying around from a couple of weeks ago i can get you the part # lol

    Kind of waiting until the last minute lol;).
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I believe the sticker under the hood has the answer.
    don't quote me but thats what I'm thinking.....lol:dizzy:

    An easy reminder is that you have the bigger of the two2500 trucks having the 8800lb so all you do is have the parts guy bring out one of each, get the Bigger of the two;)
  12. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    You do, assuming you have a gasser V8.

    As mentioned the diesel got the 70's and 80's in the rear.

    All 2500's had the 60 front althout there were a couple changes though the years they were still Dana 60's. Well not all acutally. For a couple years they offered a light duty 2500 that had a 44 front with a Dodge rear axle.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2007
  13. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Just open your hood.
    Look up:rolleyes:
    There is a sticker:eek:
    On this sticker it will tell you which axles your truck has.
    And some other pertinent info