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8 lug, 10bolt stuff?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen91, Jan 19, 2001.

  1. blazen91

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    I called two yards yesterday and asked for every thing to change my 10 bolt over to 8 lug. I got two answers; $450 and $500! WHAT? Is this right or anle rappage? I couldn't believe that. What have you guys paid for the same parts I'm looking for?

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    Your probably better off buying a complete 8 lug 10 bolt. Then swap the 8 lug stuff onto your 10 bolt and your 6 lug stuff onto the axle you bought and re-sell it. A lot of yards price stuff like that because they prefer to sell complete assemblies.

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    Ya I thought about that. There is guy around the corner with a 8 lug dana44 on the ground. I'm thinking about going over to offer him some cash for it. Assuming it is in good condition, what's a good price to offer him? If it is a full time 4x4 axle, can I install manual locks and have it part time?

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    If it is full time the part time hubs can be easily installed. I guess price depends on a lot of things. Does it have the gear ratio you want? Any aftermarket parts? Are the ball joints or steering components new or worn? I would start low, and I would pull the cover and inspect the gears as well. Front gears don't wear as much as rears but its good to be safe plus you'll be able to confirm the ratio. The For Sale forum is a good place to get a feel for what Dana 44's are going for. Around here an 8 lug is not worth much if any more than a 6 lug. Both are common enough. A stock Dana 44 in good condition with decent functional manual hubs goes for about 200 to $300 here. It would be nice if the 44 had the same gears as the 14 bolt you have. That would be a big time and money saver.

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    No, that doesn't sound right! I changed my stuff over with BRAND NEW parts from Kragen for less than that! I got new rotors and hubs from a 1987 3/4 ton suburban, it was easy. Got some backing plates from a truck yard for $25 (mine is the style where the caliper mounts to the backing plate). Put my locking hubs in and we were set to go!
     

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