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1/2 ton 44 vs. 3/4 ton 44

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smp, Aug 21, 2000.

  1. smp

    smp 1/2 ton status

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    what is the differance between a 1/2 ton dana 44 and a 3/4 ton dana 44 ?
    smp
     
  2. LittlePig

    LittlePig 1/2 ton status

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    the 3/4 ton has 8 bolt hubs, heavier duty brakes (most likely with heavier spindles) and possibly a heavier duty u-joint.

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  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Well from my experiences, the only differences are:

    8lug bolt pattern
    Bigger brakes (3/4)
    and some have the large hubs

    Other than that, those are the only differences I have seen. I am running a 8lug 44 swapped to a 6 lug and all you need to switch is the backing plates, rotors and small hubs from a six lugger.
    The u-joints are the same ones I buy for my old 10 bolt 6 lugger.


    I called a few drivetrain places before I did the swap and they all told me I was wasting my time because there wasn't that big of a difference between the 10 and 44. Then I told them my 10 bolt had 3.08 gears and the 44 had 4.10's and then they said it was worth it, but if it weren't for the gear they said I was wasting my time.

    HTH

    Mike
    1982 GMC Jimmy - <font color=green>Emmett</font color=green>
    http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     

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