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D44 front all time 4wd?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DirtyJim, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. DirtyJim

    DirtyJim 1/2 ton status

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    i was looking at a d44 with all time 4wd hubs. the guy didnt know what it came out of or what year it is. the knuckles have the same steering arm as a 10b. is it possible to swap a 10b 8lug rotor / hub / brake onto the spindle?
     
  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    It depends on the spindle size. Dana 44s had 2 different size spindles with different bearings and spacings. The large spindle is the same size as a 10 Bolt. Those axles came in 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks with a 203.

    Ira
     
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    thanks.... it has a matching 14bff with a 203 off to the side. those were the only pieces he had left of the truck.
     
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    If it has a matching 14FF should it not already be 8 lug? I would say get all of it if you can then find a 205 and you are set:D

    Ira
     
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    its 8 lug, but all time 4wd. there is no way to switch it into 2wd. well hes got all this stuff for sale and wants it gone. i just didnt want to get stuck with another odd ball axle.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    are you saying it has slugs instead of selectable hubs? or just that its from a 203 setup?
     
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    should be able to put lockouts on it.
     
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    Sounds to me like it has slugs and is from a 203 setup. Personally I would pick it up and yes you can remove those slugs and put lockouts on it.

    Ira
     

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