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dana 44 swap brake lines

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    ill try to word this differently as i think i screwed up my other post.

    what do you guys who have swapped a dana 44 in front using 3/4 ton calipers used for your brake lines?


    the banjo bolt wont fit in a 1/2 ton brake line. i know this must have been accomplished by someone.

    thanks
     
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    k20 hoses ?
     
  3. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    ok, even if the k20 hose have the right connector at the chasis, napa only carries them up to 24"'s and the ones form the lift are 28"'s
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Umm, 3/4 ton and 1/2 ton use the same caliper -- a Dana 44 is a Dana 44 and a Corp-10 is a Corp-10, doesn't matter 6 or 8 lug.

    EXCEPT ... older Dana 44 calipers have a different fitting than the new ones; I discovered this last week when my shiny new extended-length stainless steel lines from ORD (Procomp) didn't want to bolt up to my calipers :(

    I needed new calipers anyway... grr... another $100... :D

    If we're talking about the caliper end of the brake hose, I think this is the same problem you're having. If it's the frame end of the hose, then never mind...

    -- A
     
  5. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    no, same problem. i found a place that will make the lines for me, but im scared to see how much they are going to charge me.

    this sucks!!

    snow is coming and i wanted to be on the road this weekend!:mad:
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    So do like I did and switch to the newer calipers. 10-bolts and D-44's use the same calipers, so you just a newer set with the new style bolt.

    I still had to do a little :grind: to get them to fit just so, but nothing catastrophic.

    Well, or maybe you got old-style brake lines and you have new calipers. Hmm.

    -- A
     
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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    if they need the 7/16th hole i have a set that i caint use on the new axle, let me know
     
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    dude i can go to the store and get reman calipers loaded for 30-40 each and non loaded for 19.95 each. thay are giving it to you for 100 owowow
     
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    If you had a 10 bolt and you put in a d44 - use the same calipers that were on the 10 bolt. Put the 10 bolt calipers on the D44. They will fit the D44 and still use your brake line that you had with the 10 bolt (because they were already hooked to it). Your longer lines may be for a 10 bolt caliper.
     

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