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Rear Axel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JIMMY76, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. JIMMY76

    JIMMY76 1/2 ton status

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    i can get a rear axel out of a 87 suburban it was runninng untill it rear ended a fatbed semi it s 8 lug im nnot sure and the guy that has it is not sure if it a 1 ton axel or 3/4 ton or if there is a difference and how can i tell if its a f/f but either way i will get it all i have to do is un bolt it and i can have it for $70. is that a good deal?
     
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    it is most likely a semi floater (SF).

    you can ID by whether there is a protruding hub with an addition 8 bolts holding the axle shafts. if it has the 8 bolts, it is a full floater (FF). if it is a semi floater, it will look similar to a 1/2 ton axle.

    the pumpkins are also different, maybe someone else can explain that difference in words.

    see what ratio is, and for 70 bucks it sounds like a decent deal. if the brakes need replacement, convert it to disc brakes. it is about the same cost of repairing the drums. just say no to drum brakes.
     
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    yes the hubs have the bolts one the end whats does that make it. im kinda new to these bigger axels only ever messed with 1/2 ton stuff. thank you
     
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    see edit
     
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    cool thanks i dont know what the ratio is not to worried about it its atleast a 4.10 right im probably put a detroit back there anyways. where can i get the disk conversion kit ? and if there is do you know who has the 8 lug conversion for a d44 for my front end im going to keep looking for a 60 but its neer imposible to find a wrecked 3/4 or one ton 4x4 around here in the u pull it yards
     
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    it could be 3.73, 4.10, or 4.56

    everyone and there brother sells discconversion brackets it seems. ebay has boat loads, and most 4x4 shops online.

    nobody sells an 8 lug conversion for d44s, your best bet is to find a 3/4 ton d44 or 10bolt and rob the spindles-on-out. or swap the whole axle to get the right gear ratio. id recomend staying away from the early d44s with the external lockout hubs.
     

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