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91 Dodge Dakota rear end options?

Old 12-13-2015, 10:26 PM
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So I decided to drop by in this forum since the Jeep community knows a thing or two about Chrysler rear ends. I've got this idea in my head that I want to do a dually Dakota, and am trying to find the best way to do it. Truck currently has an 8.25, 27 spline, 6-114.3 lug, rear end, but I'm looking for the best route to convert it to an 8 lug for the dually rims. What are my options (if any) in terms of a drop in axle with minimum compatibility issues. I'm looking for leaf pad location, drive shaft/u-joint compatibility, brakes ( which shouldn't be that difficult), and general ease of installation. Can any one point me in the right direction? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:16 AM
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Thought about this, the only problem is that the Dakota has a 6-114.3 pattern, so I'd essentially have to use 3 spacers/adapters to get where I'm going (6-114.3 to 6-5.5, then to 8), and that's a little sketchy for me. Too many places for things to come loose, plus I think it'd be a lot of pressure on the bearings in the axle, no?

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