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Dana44, 8lug or 6lug?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    Was wondering if the Dana44 was available in a 6lug version. If not, what is the strongest 6lug front?


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  2. belly

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    Yeah, you can get a dana 8 lug, i bought one as a spare and im pretty sure its all factory
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The D44 is very widely available in both the 6 and 8 lugs.
     
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    If you already have the 10 bolt, you can use parts from that to convert a d44 to 6 lug.

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  5. Storm Trooper

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    But what is the strongest 6 lug? I also want to make my Blazer somewhat unbreakable but HATE to dump the 38.5's and rims. I also made the mistake of redoing my brakes all the way around before I realized just how easy it will be for me to break them this easter a Moab. Oh well, if I don't bring some spare parts, I guess I'll just have to sit there and drink beer[​IMG]....................................[​IMG].......................[​IMG]
    Guess I should have bought axles instead of that dam $1,500 sound system.

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  6. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Hmm, strongest 6 lug front, let's see, how about a D60 converted to 6 lug? [​IMG] Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I think the strongest factory 6 lug for Chevy was the D44....

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    a dana 44million

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  8. Sammy

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    How do I tell a front Dana44 apart from a 10-bolt front? Looking at the pics they sure look very much the same.

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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Try this
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.coloradok5.com/axleguide.shtml>http://www.coloradok5.com/axleguide.shtml</A>

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