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SKU: TR6033 Artec Ford 85-91.5 60 Front Truss

Artec Ford 85-91.5 60 Front Truss
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  • Artec Ford 85-91.5 60 Front Truss

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  • Part Number: TR6033
  • Shipping Weight: 39.00 pounds

  • $296.99

FORD '85-'91.5 60 FRONT AXLE TRUSS

(This truss will also work for Balljoint axles from 92-97 and SuperDuty Axles from 99-Present with minor modifications to the Truss and heavy modifications to the casting for models 05-Present.)
Artec Industries is excite to announce the Ford 60 Front Axle Truss for axles from 1985-1991.5. This heavy duty truss system is designed to take serious abuse and reinforce your entire axle while also providing a flat surface to mount your upper links. The 3/8" thick truss top and 1/4" thick gussets incorporates a unique design to strengthen both the axle and the link mounting surface.

Features include:

  • 3/8" thick mild steel truss top and 1/4" mild steel ram mount and gussets. Precision CNC cut and bent for great fitment.*
  • Truss is low profile allowing link joints to be mounted with ideal geometry - about 8 inches from the axle centerline.
  • Truss spans entire length of axle for complete reinforcement of the axle tubes - not just for mounting links.
  • Truss is reinforced using interlocked 1/4 thick gussets for maximum strength and easy assembly.
  • Overall low profile design means your axle is stronger, sleaker, easier to fit into any vehicle, and less likely to interfere with vehicle components.
NOTE: This kit requires general welding and fabrication skills. Welding should only be done by a competent welder. Artec Industries implies no guarantees or warranties and is not liable for improper installation.
*Some grinding and fitment may be required when installing this kit. Every axle varies slightly and some fabrication may be required.

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MODEL NOTE: This truss is intended for Ford 60 KINGPIN axles from 85-91.5.

 

 It will also work for Balljoint axles from 92-97 and Superduty Axles from 99-Present with minor modifications to the Truss/Ram Mount and heavy modifications to the casting for models 05-Present.

 

What Axle do I have?

Chevy Kingpin has 4.5" of passenger side axle tube

Dodge Kingpin has 3.0" of passenger side axle tube

Ford 78-79 Kingpin has ~6.0" of driver side axle tube

Ford 85-91.5 Kingpin has 3.0" of driver side axle tube

Ford 92-97 Balljoint has 3.0" of driver side axle tube

Ford 99-04 Superduty Balljoint has ~1.5" driver side axle tube

Ford 05+ Superduty Balljoint has basically no exposed driver side axle tube

 

 

Dodge and Chevy front 60s are very similar, and in many cases fairly interchangeable - both parts and entire assemblies. Differences do exist, and some are:

 

1) All Chevy 60s are kingpin knuckle, whereas early (79-93 ) Dodge are kingpin and later (94+ ) are balljoint (and undesirable)

 

2) All Chevy 60s are internal style lockout / drive flange bearing hubs, whereas early (79-89 ) Dodge are external, and later Dodge (90-93) are internal.

 

3) Dodge and Chevy outer kingpin knuckles are very similar, and either will bolt to the other axle, but they are not identical - tie-rod placement is different - the Dodge mounts the TRE about an inch and a half higher. Tie rod end taper is the same for all Chevy, Dodge up to 93, and 78-79 Ford. 85+ Ford is smaller to 99, then 2000+ Ford SuperDuty is larger and SupeDuty specific.

 

4) Chevy leaf spring pads are 3 inches wide and 32 inches apart (center-pin to center-pin), Dodge are 2.5 inches wide and 32.5 inches apart.

 

5) All SRW Chevy 60s are 69" wide wheel-mounting-surface to wheel-mounting-surface (wms-wms). Most SRW Dodge are 67" wide, although some are reportedly 69" wide too. A Dodge DRW 60 is 75.5" wms-wms.

 

6) Chevy rotors are 1.5" thick, early dodge rotors are 1.25" thick, but the calipers are identical. Dodge 60s from the CTD years (90-ish to 93) have 1.5" rotors.

 

7) Dodge 60s from the CTD years (90-ish to 93) have a higher tie rod location than the older Chevy.

 

Information above taken from HTTP://WWW.PIRATE4X4.COM/TECH/BILLAVISTA/60_FRONT/

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⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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