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14 bolt/dana 44

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Janitorjim8, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Janitorjim8

    Janitorjim8 1/2 ton status

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    i have the chance to pick up a 14 bolt and a dana 44 with 4.11s this weekend for 500. would you guys do this deal? i have a couple questions also, how hard is it putting these in, and can i convert to 6 lug? also i want to know about a disk brake conversion in the rear. thanks.
     
  2. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Try a search, you will find LOTS of info on this. Better to stick with 8 lug wheels. 15" wheels on an original 8 lug front axle will require you to grind down the calipers and the rear would need to have the hubs turned down...and that's if you have aftermarket rims. If you don't, you won't get them to work on it since the center hole is too small.
     
  3. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Picked up my matching set for 200! Id say you will be getting ripped off. Granted they both need some work. D44 needed new U's etc. but still hunt a yard youll find one for cheaper.
     
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    $500 is about $300 too high unless both are recently rebuilt. I got about a dozen sets of these for free just by hauling away "junk" trucks.
     
  5. cegusman

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    Sounds high, I paid $350 for my 14/44 with 4.10 gears
     
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    I agree, $500 sounds like at least double what I would pay.

    For 6-lug wheels, it's easy to swap the front but requires some effort to make a 14FF 6-lug. You can get 15" 8 lug wheels that requires minimal effort to make work.......trim up the front caliper and it usually bolts on in the back.
     
  7. Beast388

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    I agree that $500 sounds too high. I paid $150 for my set and they came with a free truck. :D

    If they were recently rebuilt, then that price isn't so bad.
     

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