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D44 axle shaft question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by AussieK5, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. AussieK5

    AussieK5 1/2 ton status

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    I got a good deal on D44 parts (axle shafts, rotors, hubs for $50), my question is the shafts came from a 74 D44 6 lug, will they fit a 78 D44 8 lug? thanks in advance
     
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    They should. Somewhere around 73there was a u-joint size change (they got bigger) If they have the same size joint then your set. They will be the same spline count and drop right in. Measure the inside of the yoke from ear to ear where the c-clip is. You can do that without it comming apart. Even if they have the smaller joint they will work just a little less strong. would be good for spares for sure so may still be worth what they are aking for it if your just looking for trail spares.

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    Thanks heaps, I am planning to use the axles as trail spares. Its a absolutely honkin deal, the guy just needs the bits out of his garage, those parts from an importer would cost 500 clams. I'll be able to mash the skinny pedal with much frequency now. Jason
     
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    Hahah Yeah having spare parts does get the "brave quotient" up a few notches! Dont forget some ball joints and the tools to swap them. I have seen u-joints blow and wedge against each other and shear off the ball joint nuts. The wheel then decides to take a different line.

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    The 6-lug hubs and rotors won't work as replacements for your 8-lug setup, unless you want to carry 6-lug spare wheels also. [​IMG] But $50 is a smokin' deal just for the axle shafts! [​IMG]

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