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Quick Ques - 10 bolt to D44 swap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigBurban350, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. BigBurban350

    BigBurban350 1/2 ton status

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    I am swapping my front axle out of my 90' Burban, a 10-bolt is there now and im putting in a D44 to match my 14FF in the rear that I have recently installed. I was wondering if the steering linkage will bolt up, and if the u-joints will bolt up for the front drive shaft. Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  2. Chris Demartini

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    <font color="blue">All that will bolt up but the brake lines are different
     
  3. BigBurban350

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    Do you know the remedy for the front brake lines? Would I have to order front brake lines from say an 84' 3/4 Suburban(where the axles came from)? /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  4. TX Mudder

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    Yes, you can buy them from any parts store in stock length.
    If you have much of a lift, you will need longer one for flex. Procomp sells them.
    I have a used set for sale from when I changed over to a D60.
    -- Mike
     
  5. heavy4x4

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    Additional question: What about just putting the 10 bolt calipers on the 44? Will they fit/work on the 3/4 ton 44? If they do, that should get rid of the brake line problem. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    I think that will work.
    If I remember correctly, I used my D44 calipers on my 10 bolt, so it would go the other way too.
    I think he'll need longer lines than stockers though, if he wheels much.
    -- Mike
     
  7. HarryH3

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    Just leave the 10-bolt calipers in place and then use them on the 44. The only difference is that the 10-bolt calipers have a metric thread. They'll fit the 44 bracket just fine and you won't even have to bleed the brakes. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Sweet. That's what I was thinking/hoping /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The u-bolts are different also.
     
  10. 79Beast

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    your driveshaft will bolt right up. You can used the 10 bolt calipers (I would so you don't have to bleed the brakes). The only difference as far as swapping is concerned is that 10 bolts use metric banjo bolts and 44's use standard....10mm and 7/16 respecively.
     

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