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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by oh2dive4, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. oh2dive4

    oh2dive4 Registered Member

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    I have a 10 bolt 8-lug 3/4 ton front axle; and a 1/2 ton Dana 44 front axle in 6-lug. Is it worth the effort to switch the 8-lug parts to the Dana 44 or just keep my 10-bolt? The truck will be a daily driver with maybe light wheeling. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. jkce457

    jkce457 1/2 ton status

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    Why wouldn't you just use the 10 bolt?
     
  3. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    The 10 bolt and 44 are the same strength. If you already have the 10 bolts installed then leave it alone.
     
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    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    thats exactly what i have. just take the 8 lug stuff and put it on your 10 bolt. very easy. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  5. oh2dive4

    oh2dive4 Registered Member

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    Ok, that is what I thought but I wanted to check with the experts to be sure. Since there is not enough difference to swap in the D44 I guess I'll just sell it. Rescued it from the dreaded crusher at the boneyard. Ratio unknown, fulltime hubs, disc brakes, 6-lug, yes it has the flat top knuckles. Located East of Charlotte, NC; $125.00
     

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