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D44 and 10 bolt compatability

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Sep 24, 2000.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I have a D44 out of a 3/4 ton chev that I am building and its missing some parts. I am thinking about transplanting the parts from my stock 10 bolt from my 85 K5 but I dont know if they will fit for sure... The D44 is an older one maby late 70's early 80's..Does anyone know if the spindle and the outer axel shafts are compatable...I know the backing plates are not going to work though...I just dont want to pull apart the 10 bolt and find out it dont work. Thnks
    Brent
     
  2. i_4x4

    i_4x4 1/2 ton status

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    yes they will interchange. for the spindles &stub shafts. wheel bearings are also the same between the d44 &10 bolt, 1/2 & 3/4 ton.

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  3. tRustyK5

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    As far as I know the Dana 44 has 30 spline shafts and the 10 bolt has 28 spline shafts(some newer 10 bolt fronts came with 30 spline shafts) so I would imagine that these shafts would not inter-change. Also I seem to remember the D44 short shaft is either a little longer or shorter than the 10 bolt shaft.

    Do a search on the subject, it has come up recently and I recall someone took a picture of the 2 shafts side by side for comparison.

    Rene

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  4. 6.2Blazer

    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    The inner shafts do not interchange between the 10 bolt and the 44, but the outer shafts should be the same. The spindle should also interchange
     

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