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10 BOLT VS DANA 44??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k10clown, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. k10clown

    k10clown Registered Member

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    I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE FRONT FRONT AXLE IN MY TRUCK IS A 10 BOLT AND NOT A DANA 44 /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
    I HAVE BEEN ON THE OFFROAD DESIGN WEB SITE AND WAS READING ABOUT BOTH AXLES. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THE TWO.
    I HAVE A 1978 CHEVY K10 THAT I WANT TO RUN 37X13 BOGGERS. WILL THE 10 BOLT HOLD UP IF I GET BEEFER PARTS OR SHOULD I GET A DANA 44 AND BEEF IT UP? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    They are both comparable strengthwise . The 10 bolt has the advantage of easier to get front axleshafts used in the forums here . If you were to do anything I suggest just not going to throttle happy with 37's . They will hold up awhile /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. trollporter

    trollporter 1/2 ton status

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    Save up for a Dana 60! By time you spend the money to try and beef up a 10b or D44 with chromoly shafts and better u-joints you can find a resonably priced Dana 60. And chances are even after you do all of that to the 1/2 ton gear it will still break with Boggers, depending on how much you like the go pedal. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. 86chevybanshee

    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    they are both the same stength wise, the 10 bolt is alot easier to get parts for. i have an 8 lug 10 bolt on the front of my truck with 38.5 tsl's only broken 1 shaft and i beat the bag out of it, (I have 3 spare shafts for each side, im just waiting to use them all up and then throw a 60 under it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif)
     

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