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Dana 44 eight lug knuckles?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cyncrwler, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. cyncrwler

    cyncrwler Registered Member

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    I converted my k5 to 8 lug about two years ago. Now I'm ready for hy steer. All the knuckles I find have 6 studs on them, is this standard or do I need to find 8 lug knuckles or do they even exist. Probably a stupid question but my wife has been driving the k5 and I'm too lazy to remove parts to look. Any help would be greatly appreciated.:o
     
  2. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Your just going to use the knuckle, you'll swap the spindle out to your new knuckles. also, my k20 1970(71 drivetrain) had flat tops.
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Chevy has 6 spindle studs, Ford has 5. Make sure you keep it 6 for simplicity.
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Both the 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton knuckles have six studs on them.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    some old internationls had 8 studs.
     
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    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    And they use different shafts and I think they might not even be flat top.:eek1:
     
  7. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Just find any set of D44 knuckles from a chevy, they are the same, six studs holding the spindle on.
     

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