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Dana 44 - 1/2 or 3/4 ton, how do you tell?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BorregoK5, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a dana 44 on the front of my 78 K5, how do you tell if its a 3/4 or a 1/2 ton axle?

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  2. DMK

    DMK 1/2 ton status

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    3/4 ton will have 8 lugs.
     
  3. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    DMK is right 3/4 ton has 8 lugs, and 1/2 ton has 6 lugs. Everything else from the inside of the hubs are the same.

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  4. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Does that mean the axle shafts are the same as well? I guess what I'm getting at is, should I keep this 6 lug unit and upgrade the shafts or scrap it and get the heavier dana 60?

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  5. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

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    Save your pennies for the D60. I am upgrading to 8 lug 3/4 10 bolt, but that's because I have a D44 in the garage. I'll just convert it to 8 lug while I search for a D60 and of course to be like the 8 lug 14bolt rear.

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