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too good to be true????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ScoobyDann, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. ScoobyDann

    ScoobyDann 1/2 ton status

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    OK, here's the story. I was talking to a guy w/ a H#$P, and he said that Currie was doing some kind of modifications to a Dana 44 to make a Dana 70 (thats what he said) fit inside it. that is the axle shafts, r&p, u joints and outers. I personally thought this was too good to be true or just plain BS but I wanted to know for sure. is this even possible? oh yeah, and an even better catch (besides being a dana 70 inside a dana 44) it only costs $1000, to convert the whole thing ( you supply the 44.) I personally thought this was BS but it would be cool to prove me wrong.

    Danny

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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  2. tRustyK5

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    Well I'd love to see a ring gear in the neighborhood of 10" fit inside a housing designed for 8.5"...[​IMG]

    I think yer buddy is smokin too much crack...

    Why even bother when the biggest U-joint that'll fit is still the 5-297 thats so famous for being the weak link? U joints explode way more often than carriers.
    Rene

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  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I agree with Rene. Your source must be smoking too much crack!!! [​IMG]

    I cannot visualize the big 10.5" D70 ring gear fitting into that itty-bitty D44 housing. I would bet the D70 ring gear is as big around as the D44's housing alone!!! [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>"Ya don't have to beat it, ya know!!!</font color=blue>

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    HEY!!! As a current crack and smack addict, I personally take offense to the idea dat a crack addict would say something like dat!! I think this guy was one of those meth guys, or maybe a heroine type. But not one of us, all us crakies are smarttterr thin dat

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    [​IMG] ROTFLMFAO!!! [​IMG]

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    Actually this is part true. The part about putting the axle shaft in it. The only draw back is they have to bore the axle tubes out to fit the larger diameter axles in it, which brings the wall thickness of the axle tubes down to that of a 10-bolt. This is not a DIY installation. Requires some serious machining equipment that the expense alone is not worth the hassle.
     
  7. ScoobyDann

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    this is what i figured, i just wanted to make sure. i also thought about the wall thickness and fitting the ring gear. it would be cool none the less

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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    My Pappy used to say, "You can't put 10 pounds of Sh** in a 5 pound bag."

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