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comparing spindles (3/4 and 1/2 ton)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AKbigsub, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. AKbigsub

    AKbigsub 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    are the front spindles on a 3/4 ton the same or different than a 1/2 ton? And if they are the same, are the bearings the same also? And lastly, are the knuckles the same or different?
     
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    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    Everything is the same in big bearing stuff except the hub of course.
     
  3. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    And the only difference in the Hub is the # of wheel studs:D

    Ira
     
  4. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Spindles are the same, knuckles are the same, calipers are the same, (except for the different brake system, which uses a different pad) the different parts are the brake backing plates, hubs and rotors.
     
  5. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    DIFFERENT PAD ?
    I installed my 1/2 ton calipers with 1/2 ton brake pads right onto my
    new 3/4 ton rotors and backing plates, and all fit well. should i be expecting a problem ? do i need to go buy 3/4 ton brake pads ?
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    no, all i am saying, is there IS a different style for one of the other braking systems on the Chevy truck, i honestly don't know what it is, someone on may know, but this "other" brake pad has two big ear type things towards the top, and goes into a totally different caliper.

    For the most part, you use the 1/2 ton style pads though.:D

    here, i found a pic of thos other style pad,,,
     
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    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    cool .

    as for those pads in the pic, they look nothing like mine.
     
  8. goldwing2000

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    Of course, this is all assuming that you have a 10-bolt or a newer D44.

    Older D44 axles have different hubs and spindles, as noted in this article.

    If you needs hub/rotors and backing plates, check this thread.
     

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