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quick tie rod question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wkbrdrob, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. wkbrdrob

    wkbrdrob Registered Member

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    Will the tie rod from an '86 10B fit an '86 8-lug Dana 44?
     
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    onetonbb74 1/2 ton status

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    not really, its about 3/4 to an inch too long, you need to adjust it all the way in and hope it will still work. Personally, i just found a 1987 1/2 one that has 2 removable ends on it and cut off some of the ends to make it narrower then ran it and it works fine. BTW, there is no 86 8lug d44. There is a 86 10 bolt. Where are the knuckles from because the earlier knuckles have the tie rod upside down vs right side up. The stablilizer is in a different spot on certain (early) d44 housings.
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    AFAIK the tie rods are the same length but D44 come in from one direction and the 10 bolts come in from the other direction. It is a D60 when the tie rod changes and can't be used.
     
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    KevinsK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Didn't know that. Thought D44 tierods were all the same.

    Thats correct.:D Kevin
     
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    last year i did the tie rod thing and i had a 1/2 ton 10 bolt 1979, 3/4 ton 10 bolt 1979, 1974 d44 3/4 ton, and a d60 all in my garage. Not any of the tie rods were the same length, and the d44 had a different mount for the stabilizer and it was upside down compared to the 10 bolt.
     
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    KevinsK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Wierd. Thats good to know though. If I ever bend a tierod and need a new (junkyard) one, at least now I won't waste my money cause I thought they were all the same.:thumb: Kevin
     
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    good to know. Thanks guys!
     

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