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Dana 44 8 lug outer question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My buddy is thinking about doing a 3/4 ton swap on his 99 Ram. Is the dana 44 in the dodge the same as swapping over a GM 44? Can he use GM parts to do it? Thanks
     
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    mr_fujisawa 1/2 ton status

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    dunno if it helps, but i put a dodge d/44 in my k5. it was a snap. . .
    if a snap includes mating chevy stub shafts to dodge inner shafts, re-drilling the passenger spring plate to accomodate the bolts coming out of the pumpkin, grinding the passenger side axle tube to fit the u bolt. . .but that was about all. really, it was fairly easy. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif

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  3. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Mainly just wondering if he can use Ram 2500 outers to convert the front?
     
  4. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    In all honesty Brian, not trying to be rude but....Why not just sell the 1/2 ton dodge and buy a 3/4 or 1 ton dodge around the same year and gain the ISB cummins that can make some crazy power along with it having a front d60 and rear d80 factory. It would seem to be the expensive route at first but would save a lot of time and money because the whole drivetrain wouldn't need to be beefed up not to mention 20 miles p/gallon. Just what I would do. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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