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    Alert Solid axle swap on Durango Help PLEASE

    I have a 99 Durango I have picked up a set of Dana 60 axles from a older dodge that already has lockers front and rear. But I have no real clue what is the best way to mount them. I have looked on the internet for 3 weeks now and still need a little help. Do I go with leaf spring front or coil overs? Also do I have to do anything to the frame.

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    are you going to run the stock engine trany and tcase?
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    Um - 4W&OR had a Heavy Metal Mudder project where the stuck a Viper V10 and rocks under a Durango - take a look there. Beyond that - if you are asking how to do it, I think you are in over your head. Leafs are easiest - copy the rear with a beefy hanger up front. If you want to go coilovers, cut a check.
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    I am not asking how to do it just what is the best. I have seen the heavy metal mudder and I am not talking that done up. I want to keep the same stuff yes.. The motor has a small cam, headers, msd, and a few others done to it.. The tranny has a 1500 stall and shift kit. tcase is stock for now

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    what do you mean older dodge cause pre 94 they are pass side drop tcases and 99s would be driver side drop
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    came off of a 95 or 96.

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    After talking with my friend that sold them to me.. There are off of a 96 2500hd. he had them in his mud runner. I wanted to do this so my family can come play with me but today I found a blazer with 1 ton stuff and already set up for a good price so I might just go that way. But still looking into my options.. The Durango looks like a very big project

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    the swap will be a pretty big project but very doable and they do look very mean in my book with a solid axle under them. If you do the swap on the durango is it going to be just a off roader or is it going to be street and play?
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    just off road.. it was the wifes dd till she got a new one for x mas. and since it is paid off why not make it into a play toy.

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    To be true and not give myself the credit this was more her idea then mine. I have built a few trucks in my time but trucks are easy to do. This solid axle from ifs looks like a big project but she wants it done so she can come play with us men. So I had a long talk with her last night and she wants it done.. And she is giving me till may 1st to have it done... So every help I can get is great. I have desided to go with coil overs. I know its more money but alot nicer of a ride.

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