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axles/ brakes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ChevBlazin, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. ChevBlazin

    ChevBlazin 1/2 ton status

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    I am swapping the 10 bolt's in my 86 blazer for a dana 44 and 12 bolt out of a 76 chevy. Heres my questions. Will my drive shafts bolt right up to these? Will my existing brake calipars and rotors work on the older D44? If not, will my brake lines bolt up ok? and lastly, the front hubs on the 76 D44 are sealed full time hubs, can I take the warn hubs out of my current 10 bolt and put them in it? I know it's a lot of questions. Any help is appreciated, thanks
     
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    Yes your driveshafts will bolt right up.
    Yes your existing rotors and calipers will bolt on.
    Yes you may take your current 10 bolt hubs and use them on the D44.


    1989 blazer, 383 stroker, 4.56 geared and detroit locked D44 front and 14BFF rear
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hey chevblazin, fill out your profile. People like to look at them sometimes to see where you're from and what you have.

    1989 blazer, 383 stroker, 4.56 geared and detroit locked D44 front and 14BFF rear
     
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    The 12 bolts will have a 1310 u-joint, the caps on them are 1 1/16.
    I am not sure when the joints changed but on the newer 10 bolts they went to a 1330 u-joint 1 1/8" cap.
    The front shaft will be no sweat.
    Not sure on the lock outs, 76 was a 1st generation axle.
    Alot of stuff was different on them like the spindles hubs and such.


    <font color=green> Too bad ignorance isn't painful </font color=green>
     

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