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another Dana axle question.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rebelk5frk, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. rebelk5frk

    rebelk5frk 1/2 ton status

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    Alright I have the chance to pick up some axles off of an older Dodge 4x4 1/2 ton. The problem is I can't tell for sure what kind they are for sure. They are distinctly Dana axles but the truck is an old National Guard truck and doesn't have normal factory options so I can't go by tecnical records from Dodge for that given year model. All I know is it has dana axles front and rear with 5 lug hubs and is supposedly "heavier duty" for that particular truck than what was normally offered.

    Is there any easy way to tell the difference between the 44-60 etc without cracking the diff cover off?

    Also just how much difference is there between a Dodge Dana and a Chevy Dana?

    These axles are going to be almost free so I'm just wondering if they would make a decent "back up" set for when my stock 10 bolts go out.
     
  2. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/axleguide.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/axleguide.shtml</a>
    grant
     
  3. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    dana 44
    5 lug kinda gives that away
    to quick n dirty tell the 60 from open knuckle 44 look to the steering arm to see if it has 4 bolts=d60 or 3 bolts=d44
    the closed knuckle 44 also had 4 bolts but pretty much closed knuckles are to be avoided as they are real old school
     

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