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Dana 60 and 12/14 Corp Axles how similar?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigblaza, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. bigblaza

    bigblaza Registered Member

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    Ok here's the question; I Just recently purchased a new rear end 14 bolt (w/ detroit locker, 4.56, disc brake, 8lug) but my front is still stock 10 bolt 6 lug, and I am trying to just convert it to 8 lug using a new wheel hub assembly. The question is I've seen many a dana 60 wheel assembly for fairly cheap, but not a 3/4 ton wheel assmebly for "12/14 bolt" corp axle. Is there a difference? or better question are the wheel hub assemblies interchangable?
     
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    I don't understand what you are saying regarding D60, 12/14 bolts etc.... wheel hubs. If you have a front 6-lug 10-bolt just get the parts for an 8-lug 10-bolt front axle (which are pretty common).

    A 12 or 14-bolt axle are only rears, and completely different between themselves and the front 10-bolt. A front Dana 60 is also different.
     
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    Ok sorry for the confusion. I have a Corp 10 bolt (6 lug) front. I want to convert it to an 8 lug front. To do that I need a 3/4 ton wheel hub assembly. There are two kinds of front ends. Spicer and Corp. I saw on ebay they had a 3/4 ton (Dana 60) front wheel assembly. I wanted to know if the Dana and corp stuff are compatable. Or am I just confused? Sorry for the confusion I hope that is better.
     
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    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    a Dana 60 is not a 3/4 ton front end. They are 1-ton front ends. I'd be weary on the ebay ad as well, as most Dana 60's around here go for between 1000-2000.
     
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    bigblaza Registered Member

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    1 ton huh? I see. But I am just talking about the wheel hub assembly not the whole front end. basically thats all Im looking for front wheel assmebly for my 10 bolt front end.
     
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    a dana 44 & a corp 10 outer parts will swap. so u can take the outers from a 44 frt & put them on your 10 bolt.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You probably saw the "first design" bearing hub which is the large external hub type that appears to be the same size as a D60 hub. They don't even match.

    You will need everything from the brake backing plate on out to convert to 8 lug.
    Depending on what year your current front is, will determine which design of spindles and bearing hubs you will be able to use.

    BTW, Spicer makes the D44 and D60 fronts. Corporate makes the 10, 12 and 14 bolts.
     
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    nothing from a Dana 60 will swap onto a Dana 44 or a Corporate 10-bolt. They are a differnet beast...bigger and badder and completely unique from the D44 and 10B.

    The Outers from a Second Generation D44 and a 10B are interchangeable (the Knuckles, spindles, wheel bearing hubs and lockout hubs).


    If you want to make your 10-bolt an 8-lug axle to match up to your new 14bolt, you simply need the wheel bearing bubs, rotors and backing plate from a 78-87 3/4-ton chevy pickup or 78-91 3/4 suburban. Simple swap...as easy as doing front brakes and packing the wheel bearings.

    Or you can swap in a D60...That is a simple swap too :D :p:
     
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    For a how-to.

    Later,
    Buddy
     

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