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dana 44 and 10 bolt differences

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazd88, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. blazd88

    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know the exact differences between the two. can the steering knuckles be swapped between the two? Axles swap? im wanting to swap my 10 bolt to 8 lug and i have an 8 lug dana 44. id swap it in completely if the gears werent eaten to bits. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Everything from the axle u-joint outward is identical, including the knuckles.

    The inner axle shafts, housing and differential are different.

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Everything from the axle u-joint outward is identical, including the knuckles.

    The inner axle shafts, housing and differential are different.

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    Whoa, really!? So all this time I've been searching for an 8 lug D44 for parts to convert mine to 8 lug, and any 3/4 ton 4x4 will do? So to reiterate, for a 6 to 8 lug conversion on my '73 D44, all I need is the spindle, hub, caliper bracket and backing plate from a 3/4 ton?
    Sorry for the hijack.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]
    Everything from the axle u-joint outward is identical, including the knuckles.

    The inner axle shafts, housing and differential are different.

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Whoa, really!? So all this time I've been searching for an 8 lug D44 for parts to convert mine to 8 lug, and any 3/4 ton 4x4 will do? So to reiterate, for a 6 to 8 lug conversion on my '73 D44, all I need is the spindle, hub, caliper bracket and backing plate from a 3/4 ton?
    Sorry for the hijack.

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    Maybe this will help... web page
     
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    Maybe this will help... web page

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