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Internal or external?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BamBamblazer, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. BamBamblazer

    BamBamblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I am getting ready to do the axle swap on my k5 and dont know what to do. I have 2 different d44's One is an early 44 with flattop's and external hubs as well as the gears im gunna run. The other is a internal hub's with no flattops and the wrong gears. So should i swap the internal hub's to the flattop axle or just run the bigger external hubs?
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i would run the bigger hubs, it seems to me that the hubs are stronger, but also more expencive. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Run the internal hubs on the flat tops. The external hubs are a weaker design than the internals. The spindles and bearings are smaller than the internal design hubs. Lockout hubs are also cheaper for the internals. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  4. SF87K5

    SF87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I would put the internals on the flat top axle. I have seen alot of heep's that have externals and are blowing them. So with the weight of a full size I would go with the internals all the way.
     
  5. GMCLegacy

    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    like everyone else is recomending, go with the flat tops and internal hubs.

    to keep my opinons rolling, i highly do not recomend the warn replacment external hubs, they plain out suck. and the OEM spicers had a poorly designed plastic cap that was very well known for leaving you stranded.
     

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