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Dana 44 3/4 ton VS> D60

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by denver75k5, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    Ok first of all, I know the D60 is bullet proof, but not all of us can afford to drop a grand on one! My question is how much can a 3/4 ton d44 handle? Moab, or a flat dirt road? Anyone running this setup????


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    I am running this setup. Can't tell you the offroad strength yet because I just put it in. I know the braking power is better with the bigger rotors. As far as strength i would say expect breakage.

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  3. DesertDueler

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    The 3/4 ton Dana 44 can haldle the same amount as a 1/2 ton Dana 44 or a 1/2 ton 10 bolt. The only difference between the 1/2 ton and the 3/4 ton is the hub and the rotor. u-joints are the same.

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  4. denver75k5

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    Hmmm, time to start saving the cash..

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    If you want stength then I would put the Dana 60 in. If you need to convert over to 8 lug then go to the home page here and click on technical.

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    Bulltet proof!!!! Far from it. No front ends up to 1 ton are bullet proof. Seen MANY shatter joints and shafts.

    Ken H.

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    If you can handle an open diff, a 10 bolt or D44 front can really take a beating. I've never had a locked one but I imagine that's the easiest way to break it.

    I am considering locking mine but I think I'll wait until I get a D60. I have never broken any of my 3 10 bolt front axles with open diffs and nether have my friends with 38-44" tires, but none have lockers in front.

    I only run mud though, I have never, nor will I probably ever even get the oppertunity to run rocks, so I can't even tell you about that.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 84_Chevy_K10 on 08/25/01 09:18 PM.</FONT></P>
     

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