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Axle ? for the all knowing masses

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazinzuk, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    1st ? What D44s had flat top knuckles? Did the 8 luggers have them too same years. Do you guys think a D44 with Moser shafts and the new spicer u joints would hold up to 37 or 38(radial) swampers? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> 6 and 8 lug D44s hasd the flattops until about 75, IIRC. A beefed D44 would be borderline with narrow 37s, and will not hold up to 38s. I tried to run 38" radial Swampers on a D44 with Warn shafts, regular Spicer joints and Warn premiums with fuses and I started breaking ring gears. </font color>
     
  3. 70~K5

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    Hey Evan you think that oversized right foot had anything to do with it? /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> Hey man, I may have oversized feet but I swear that I'm real easy on my truck! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif I've goosed it a few times to get out of stuff, but the ring gear problems seemed to come over time, the teeth would all crack in the same place and break off. Two different ring gears, both set up professionally (supposedly...).</font color>
     
  5. R72K5

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    hopefully you arent trying to run like 3.07 gears with those tires.
     
  6. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Actually if you run those big tires with 3.07 and get the gearing down from a low Tcase gearing or Dual T cases you have a better chance of holding up to a big tire especially if they are the stock gears they are better and stronger than any after market gear.
     
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    would it be possible to run 3.08's and 35's for an every day driver with a sm465? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    have you had to use low range of the tranny to get going in the past ?
     
  9. imiceman44

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    Well I am guessing you have a gas engine, so I would say it's not impossible but your engine will strugle unless you use granny low to take off or burn your clutch.
    I have a diesel behind my 465 and 35" tires and I should actually go 38 to make it more drivable.
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    And I never use granny low, even off road while rock crawling, I use low range and 2nd.
     

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