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Axle Shaft

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, May 1, 2002.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Is there a difference between a 1/2t vs a 3/4t dana 44 axle shaft?
     
  2. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    No, theres not, the only difference between 1/2 & 3/4 ton fronts (assuming we're comparing same years and axels) is the hub and brakes.
     
  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    The only change GM had to the D44 axelshafts was in 1972 going from the smaller 230 Ujoint to the 297Ujoint.
     
  4. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    OK thanks, As soon as I get off of work I have to pull two axle shafts
     
  5. 72THING

    72THING 1/2 ton status

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    Don't you mean from 260 u-joint to 297 u-joint?
     
  6. What about Corporate 10 Bolt fronts, is there any difference between the 3/4 and the 1/2 ton models? I have heard that the 3/4 tons ones are stronger, and are the same as the Dana 44HD is this ture? Thanks 80K20
     
  7. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    A 10-bolt is a 10-bolt. Only differences that ever occurred that I am aware of are the spline count change from 28 to 31 (or is it 30). I didn't know they put a 10-bolt in a 3/4t. if they did, then it probably has 8 lugs on it as well.
     
  8. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Yup it's the spline count in a 10bolt 28 or 30. 30 being the stronger of the two...
     
  9. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Yea, all of you mid 80s 3/4 ton trucks and Burbs had 10 bolt fronts.

    Dan
     
  10. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    As far as I know all 3/4 tons had either the Dana 44 or 10 bolt in it.

    What else? Dana 60s were on the 1 tons only. I am sure there are crazy exceptions, but generally.

    Ken H.
     

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