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Simple Tie Rod Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SAVAGE1, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    Will a tie rod from a 10 bolt fit a Dana 44 (both 1/2 ton)


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    yes

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    Thanks Ken

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    Yeah, its the same application.

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    It will fit, but it will not fit.

    Confusing? It should be.

    The thing to look at is what year the D44 and the 10B axles are.

    The main thing is the position of which the tie rod is when bolted to the steering knuckle. Some go in from the top of the knuckle and some thru the bottom of the knuckle.

    The 'first design' tie rods have a slight bend at the tie rod ends. The steering stabilizer mount hole is in the center of the whole rod. These rods ran from '73 to '76.

    The 'second design' axles used two different types of rods, but both interchangable with the other. Again, it depends on the steering knuckles and whether the rod mounts on top or bottom of the knuckle.

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    I have a little question about that - I'm building an 8-lug D-44 for my 85 K-10. I found a pair of the top-loading flat-top knuckles I'm going to have drilled for a crossover steering conversion. Think I'm going to use a Rock-rod. Do you think that will all work out? Is there a particular rod end number that I should use?

    Also - I have the same 1-ton rear axle that Rocko has ( the single wheel 1-ton version) with the 3.25 tubes. He said you might know the exact spring perch measurements to use when I move them....

    And what size grinder did you use to grind those perches off? Those things are a bugger.
     
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    On my Dana 44 the tie rod goes in from the top and used to have the ends that drop down to clear the springs.I now have a rock rod and straight ends .To keep it from rubbing the springs I made a 1/4"add a leaf that bolts to the spring pack.

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    Its just like this set up but theres less than 1/2" between the tie rod and the springcommunity.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang
     

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