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Axel identification?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BozoWise, May 1, 2002.

  1. BozoWise

    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    In the early 80's was the dana 60 the only axel that Chevy had on the front that has a 3 ubolt 2 stud setup? I found a 3/4 ton that had the passenger side one u-bolt and 2 stud mounting and I was hoping this was a 60 but I have heard that the 60 only came on 1 tons and this is a factory 3/4 ton. Thanks for the info.
     
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    if it is a 3/4 ton, u have a 8 bolt D44
     
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    So the D44 does mount with 3 u-bolts and 2 studs? I thought the D60 was the only axel that mounted that way.
     
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    Ok more info...

    The truck is an 83 3/4 ton single cab diesel and if my research is correct then the axel is a D60 since it has 3 u bolts. Now the only thing I can think of is the dealer has the truck listed as a 3/4 and it is a 1 ton, the axel was an option, or it has been switched out. I have just never seen a D44 with the 3 u-bolt setup.
     
  5. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    If it is using 3 u-bolts and 2 studs or bolts then it is a 60. Another sure way to tell is by looking at the steering arm. Is it attached with 3 studs in an arch(44/10 bolt) or does it have 4 studs in a square pattern(60)?
     

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