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frt 10blt tie rod on d44

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by down4thakrown, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    would a 10blt front center tie rod work on a d44? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    My 1990 1/2 ton 10 bolt tie-rod was a direct swap into my 1979 3/4 ton D44.
     
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    going from the 10b to the D44 is just a matter of putting on top isn't it? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Hmmm...actually (if I remember correctly), the tie-rod was underneath the knuckle on both axles. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    From what I've seen over about a half dozen d44 and 10bolt axles, is that flat top knuckle years had the tie-rod on top, and non-flattop years had the tie-rod below the knuckles.
     
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    My 10bolts are on the bottom and the D44 I have is on top...

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    I guess you just proved thedrip's theory...you, my friend, have flattops...I don't. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yesterday I put a '84 10B Center tie rod on '76 D44, I bouht new tie-rods ('84) for both sides, They both have bottom hung tierods... it is also an 1/8 larger in diameter /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
    BTW the draglinks also interchange (did that too)
     
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    so it wont swap directly over?
     
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    Yes they should only difference being flattops mount from the top and all others are bottom mount. may have to adjust the length a bit but they should still fit.
     
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    sweet thx
     
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    Yes they should only difference being flattops mount from the top and all others are bottom mount. may have to adjust the length a bit but they should still fit.

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    I though that the top mount d44 tie rod ends are dropped down to clear the leaf spring, whereas bottom mount d44 and 10 bolts have straight tie rod ends /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Yes they should only difference being flattops mount from the top and all others are bottom mount. may have to adjust the length a bit but they should still fit.

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    I though that the top mount d44 tie rod ends are dropped down to clear the leaf spring, whereas bottom mount d44 and 10 bolts have straight tie rod ends /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Ahh yeah I forgot about that. I have 0-rates so I run regular TRE's on a top mount /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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