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A few easy crossover questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, May 16, 2004.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

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    on a 10bolt with cross over can you use a 1in zero rate?
    also can you use the stock sway bar?
     
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    I would say no on the stock bar
    unless you use endlinks and ensure there will be no contact
    the stock bar is a terrible design and should be either corrected (by adding endlinks) or eliminated anyway
     
  3. CHEVY 4WD

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    what are end links?

    also what year D44's have the right knuckles?
     
  4. m j

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    by the sounds of it all the chev 44s could have the knuckles you seek
    if you are willing to pay sickly for them let me know
    guys on the Bronco site will pay $400 for a set

    end links are a short link that goes between the swaybat and the axle, like an ORD quick disconnect
    this allows the suspension to move in its natural arc without binding with the swaybar
     
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    Not all of the D44's have the flat-tops. It appears that sometime around 1977 was the dividing year. My '77 8-lug D44 did not have one. I think it was Muddytazz who said his dad's '77 did. You want to find and early D44, meaning '76 and older.

    Make sure you buy a matched pair since the tierod mounting changed. The tierod on the flattops mounted from the top, with the nut on the bottom. The tierod on the later D44's and 10 bolts mounts from the bottom with the nut on top.

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    what is the easiest way to tell the knuckles apart?
     
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    what is the easiest way to tell the knuckles apart?

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    ORD has some good info on the D44/10 bolt crossover. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I guess I was talking out my ass not remembering when the 10bolts started
    I knew the 77 year but assumed that was 10bolt changeover time
     

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