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Need advice on 14 bolt and dana 44

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shaneopie, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. shaneopie

    shaneopie 1/2 ton status

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    I have a chance at getting a matching set of axles from a running truck. The axles are 14 bolt rear end and a dana 44 front end. They are both 8 lug and come from a one ton truck I believe. The guy said he would trade me the 14 bolt and the dana 44 for my 1/2 ton axle from my 85 k-5 and $150.00. I just was wondering if this is a good deal and would you guys go for this deal. HELP PLEASE CANT MAKE MY MIND UP!!!!!!!
     
  2. Stoopalini

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    It's definitely a good deal!

    Just keep a few things in mind:
    If it is a 1 ton, you will have to relocate the spring perches on the axle tube to fit it into a Blazer. This requires cutting the perches off and welding them back on in the proper location with the proper angle.

    Also, you will need new rims.

    If you can weld, or know someone who can, go for it! If you decide not to, I have a 1/2 ton axle and $100; I would jump on that deal (depending on gear ratio) if you decide not to.

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  3. HarryH3

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    That's a bargain... Call a JY and ask what those things fetch! I'd be all over that deal. Just make sure his axles have a gear ratio that you want. Swapping those out costs some pretty serious coin.

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  4. Emmettology 101

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    Soounds like a great deal.

    What year is it?

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  5. shaneopie

    shaneopie 1/2 ton status

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    The truck the axles are comming out of is a 1977 chevy longbed 4x4.
     
  6. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You better check to see if that truck is a one ton or not. You said a D44 front? A one ton will have a D60 front instead of D44. That truck with a D44 is more likely to be a 3/4 ton. If it is the 3/4 ton, you wont have to relocate the rear spring perches. Those just bolt right up in place of the 1/2 tons.
     
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    Hmmm I thought ALL 1Ton 4x4 Chevys came with Dana60 front axels?? Just never heard of a Dana44 being refered to as a 1Ton axel!? 3/4ton long bed is more like it. But hey if you have 8 lug wheels allready then mesure up the spring pearches to make sure there will be no further expence in doing the swap! But if you have to get new wheels and do teh mods.... wel it all adds up fast!

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  8. wayne

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    Go for it! If it is a 3/4 or 1 ton it is a good deal.

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    I'd do it, if the gears are what you want. I need to find me someone that will trade a 3/4 T / 1 T axles for my weak 1/2T, Anyone in Colorado?
     
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    I just want to say thanks again for all the help I get on this web site. This is like the bible of blazers.
     
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