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HD Dana 44

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by turd73, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. turd73

    turd73 Registered Member

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    I bought a 76ish K20. It had a 14FF rear and a 44 front. The 44 is 8 lug with really large hubs. Look to be the same size as 60 hubs. I haven't taken the axle apart yet, but are the shafts the same as the 6 lug 44? If nothing else, the bug ass Spicer hubs look cool!

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  2. POWERMAD

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    That is an external hub D44, I have one on my K5
    Yes the shafts are the same.


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    It sounds like you have the early D44 with the external hubs. I'm not sure if that diff also came with the smaller u-joints...it might have. I have an 8 lug D44 (1977) under my Jimmy, 5-297 u-joints and internal hubs though.
    Axles and all are the same for 6 lug or 8 Dana 44's...only the outers changed for the 8 lug version.

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  4. 6.2Blazer

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    Even thought the external hubs are physically larger, they are generally considered to be a weaker design than the smaller looking internal hubs.
     

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