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Dana 44 rear or original 10 bolt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dvani, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. dvani

    dvani Registered Member

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    Have a '90 FS Jimmy that im gettin some pinion bearing noise from the rear end. Had my axle shafts replaced last year with stock shafts and now this. Is it worth upgrading to a 44?
    I don't do any heavy wheeling and its my dd. Any input would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    cheaper and easier to find another 10 bolt that will bolt right in. Dana 44s were never offered under the rear of a fullsize truck.
     
  3. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    a 12 bolt would be a better way to go, but 10 bolts are esy to find. 44's arnt that much stronger than a 10 bolt (if any) anyways...
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    what 12 bolts have in ring and pinion strength over a 10 bolt is lost due to smaller pinion bearings.
     
  5. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    14 bolt.
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    Rockwell :D
     
  7. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    try a 14b sf. 9.5 ring gear over the 10b's 8.5 ring gear, can get 6 lug too
     
  8. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Where are you located? I have the 10 bolt out of mine sitting in San Antonio that needs to be taken...
     
  9. dvani

    dvani Registered Member

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    I am in Northern Utah... I still need to find out what my ratios are yet.
     

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