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D44 vs 10b axle shafts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I'm having a brain fart :blush:

    Isn't there a different in axle shafts? Will both the inner and outer shafts swap over to each other?
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I was corrected on this years ago. :D Outer stubs are the same. Inner shafts are different. The splines are cut at different pressure angles....

    :thumb:

    **EDIT: I am referring to 30 spline 10 bolts
     
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    yep stubs and joints are the same :)
     
  4. GMCLegacy

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    10 bolts have 28 spline inner shaft, D44s are 30 spline
     
  5. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    You can put a D44 30 spl. in a 10B 30 spl but not the other way around. It's not right, the angles are different but it fits and works. I think it takes a combo of jeep and ford D44 inners.
     
  6. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    GM Dana 44 and Corp 10 bolt have different length inner shafts.
     
  7. 6.2Blazer

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    Correct. I have pictures of a GM Dana 44 inner vs. a 30-spline 10-bolt inner. The total length is different, the machined seal surface is completely off, and the splines have a different pressure angle. As Stephen mentioned, you can find Dana 44 inner shafts that are "close enough" in length to use but they are not a GM factory application.
     

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