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Dana 44 U-joint Size?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by inphobic, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. inphobic

    inphobic Newbie

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    What year did the dana 44 go to the larger joint? I have heard that the older models had a smaller joint. Just wanted to make sure i didn't get one when replacing my axle. Any other things I should look for in a dana 44? The only difference in a 3/4 and 1/2ton is the brakes right? No Joint size difference is there? Thanks, Jake
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    '73 was the dividing year as far as I have been told.

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  3. inphobic

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    Cool thanks! I figured it was an easy question just couldn't find any info on it. I didn't see it listed on the specifications page. Jake
     
  4. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Yup 73 or higher for the 5-297x ujoint. On both versions of 1/2ton &amp; 3/4ton D44, same joint!
    How to tell? Cap size is the eaisyest. Just measure the dia. of the cap. I don't know the part # of the smaller one...

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  5. Emmettology 101

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    The smaller one is a 173-X I believe....

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