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8 lug conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by smprider112, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. smprider112

    smprider112 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so I know to convert my d44 to 8lug...I need the brake backing plates, the hubs and the rotors...is there anything else? and also can I get these outta Non-chevy trucks?? Like Ford or Dodge d44's? or are they different?
     
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    with a d44 i think you need the spindles also.

    i would get every thing from a chevy, a 10b or d44 will both work and are both the same
     
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    Ya I wish I could find chevy...at the U-pull it there arnt any 3/4 tons....but there is alot of fords so I was hoping they'd work, or dodge.
     
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    with a d44 i think you need the spindles also.

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    Nope... the spindles are the same. Spindles, bearings, lockouts, stub shafts are all the same. You just need baking plates (to prperly position the caliper on the bigger rotor) and the hub/rotor assembly (with the needed 8 lugs). Deminsionally, I think the hub is the same as well just needs to have 8 holes (not that I would consider drilling a 6 lug hub).
     
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    Ya I wish I could find chevy...at the U-pull it there arnt any 3/4 tons

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    Have you tried the U-pull-it out in sherwood yet? Last time I was there(last month)there were a crap load of 3/4tons in there /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thats the one I always goto!! they have tons of 3/4 tons...but not 4x4 /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif I think the last time I was there prolly 2 weeks ago, they had only 3 1/2ton 4x4's 2 blazers and a k10 longbox....they're front axles where pretty much intact...but who needs 1/2 ton /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I need to hit the one in damascus(SP?) last time I was there they had TONZ of barely picked thru vehicles...of course I was there with my lil brother lookin for mustang stuff so I never got to cruise thru the chevys /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    But I have seen TONZ of ford 3/4 tons and am wondering will there parts work /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    But I have seen TONZ of ford 3/4 tons and am wondering will there parts work /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    To the best of my knowledge....nope
     
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    yes they do. I was gonna do ford rotors, calipers and backing plates on mine but already had GMs coming out my ears. I can't remember what years the stuff is off of though but I know there is a weite up online of a bronco switching to GM 8 lugs... Not a very good reply but it gives ya options,LOL
     
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    with a d44 i think you need the spindles also.

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    Nope... the spindles are the same. Spindles, bearings, lockouts, stub shafts are all the same. You just need baking plates (to prperly position the caliper on the bigger rotor) and the hub/rotor assembly (with the needed 8 lugs). Deminsionally, I think the hub is the same as well just needs to have 8 holes (not that I would consider drilling a 6 lug hub).

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    No D44 and 10B spindles are't always the same!

    1st design D44's used a smaller inner wheel bearing and on 3/4-ton's used external locking hubs.

    2nd design D44's (which started around 77) use the same larger inner wheel bearings that 10 bolts use and use an internal locking hub like a regular D44/10B 1/2-ton axle.
     
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    My mistake. I was speaking of the modern era axles. I wasn't aware of the differences in the old ones. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     

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