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Dana 44 5F - whats the deal ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pornorob, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. pornorob

    pornorob 1/2 ton status

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    :confused: Can anyone tell me what the difference is between a dana 44 and a dana 44-5f? Is one better than the other. Thanx :confused:
     
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    From what I can tell it is a front 3/4 Ton Dana 44 from the early seventy's with a smaller diameter axle tube but it is thicker than the half ton stuff.
    Tom

    Not any better than other GM 44's nor is it any worse. I think the later model 44's 1/2 & 3/4 ton housings with the larger diameter tubes is just as reliable strength wise.
    All this is from my ever fading memory and the axle casting that I am thinking of is either a -5 or a -9 so please frogive me if I have got this mixed up. Post a detailed pick of the chunk/tube area and we can tell for sure.
     
  3. pornorob

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    anyone else?
     
  4. Muddytazz

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    Both my old 1/2ton 75 D44 and my new 3/4ton 74 D44 both said 44-5f
     
  5. Executioner

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    Post the Bill Of Materials # and someone will tell the difference.
     

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