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front axle u-joints

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lukerz, May 22, 2001.

  1. lukerz

    lukerz 1/2 ton status

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    I am replacing the originals on my d44. Which type do i get external snap ir internal snap ring. The originals did not have snap rings.

    83 K10 from 76 K5 & 83 C10
    Th350 Np203 355 CID
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  2. lukerz

    lukerz 1/2 ton status

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    help please

    83 K10 from 76 K5 & 83 C10
    Th350 Np203 355 CID
    31 X 10.5
    Plan on 2" body lift
     
  3. Burt4x4

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    I think they are internal. I can look tonight if no one confirms this for you. I have a set of old axels on my garage floor. Yaa now that I'm starting to wake up I belive they are internal. 95%sure they are now that I closed my eyes and think think think OUCH darn that hurt heheh [​IMG]

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    Internal is what you want. That means it is retained with a C ring on the cap neck up near the cross. I'm sure your will find when you get all the crud off that they are there. External means they are retained by a snap ring outside the caps. Your drive shafts are external.
    Also if you get greasable joint you want to put the on the compression side. Thing about what way the wheel is going to be turned byt the axle shaft to figure that out.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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    ok it's off to the parts store. Thanks,
    Luke

    83 K10 from 76 K5 & 83 C10
    Th350 Np203 355 CID
    31 X 10.5
    Plan on 2" body lift
     
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    If you do any kind off tough wheelin, I would try and get NON-greasable joints. They are much stronger because they are not drilled hollow.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    the nongreasable thing is for people that enjoy disassembling their front end, which i aint one of. everything that moves needs lube.
     
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    The front axle u-joints all have external snap rings. The factory axles have a c shaped external snap ring which is prone to blowing off and causing mass destruction. Warn/Offroad Design axles are machined to accept a full circle external snap ring. Which helps keep the cap on the u-joint, much better for longevity. You can use a small die grinder tip and cut out the factory axle to accept a full circle external snap ring and improve it's cap retention by a bunch. This will help make the axle live longer. The factory Dana 44 u-joints on my K5 were nongreaseable versions and I broke one after 230,000 miles.
    Hope this helps.
    CB

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