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flat top dana 44

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ilikemud, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. ilikemud

    ilikemud 1/2 ton status

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    i have a dana 44 3/4 ton in the front of my blazer, (non flat top knuckle) the other day i found a flat top dana 44 in the junkyard but it is only 1/2 ton. can i use the passenger side knuckle off this axle and still retain the 8 lug setup??? thanks in advance
     
  2. thedrip

    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    The knuckles are the same between 1/2 and 3/4 ton, so yes, you can use the knuckles from the 1/2 ton axle. You do need to use both though, as the steering arm end of the knuckle is slightly different. On the 3/4ton d44, the tie-rod ends go in from the bottom of the knuckle, and in the 1/2 ton flat-top, they go in from the top of the knuckle.

    Summer up, yes you can use them, but you have to use BOTH SIDES.
     
  3. ilikemud

    ilikemud 1/2 ton status

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    thats great. thanks for the help, hope this will straighten out my steering d44 hi-steer here i come.
     
  4. GMCLegacy

    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    to clearify

    non flat tops have the tierod mounted below the knuckle

    flat tops have the tierod mounted above the knuckle.

    there is no difference between 1/2 and 3/4 ton
     

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