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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, May 1, 2002.
Is there a difference between a 1/2t vs a 3/4t dana 44 axle shaft?
No, theres not, the only difference between 1/2 & 3/4 ton fronts (assuming we're comparing same years and axels) is the hub and brakes.
The only change GM had to the D44 axelshafts was in 1972 going from the smaller 230 Ujoint to the 297Ujoint.
OK thanks, As soon as I get off of work I have to pull two axle shafts
Don't you mean from 260 u-joint to 297 u-joint?
What about Corporate 10 Bolt fronts, is there any difference between the 3/4 and the 1/2 ton models? I have heard that the 3/4 tons ones are stronger, and are the same as the Dana 44HD is this ture? Thanks 80K20
A 10-bolt is a 10-bolt. Only differences that ever occurred that I am aware of are the spline count change from 28 to 31 (or is it 30). I didn't know they put a 10-bolt in a 3/4t. if they did, then it probably has 8 lugs on it as well.
Yup it's the spline count in a 10bolt 28 or 30. 30 being the stronger of the two...
Yea, all of you mid 80s 3/4 ton trucks and Burbs had 10 bolt fronts.
As far as I know all 3/4 tons had either the Dana 44 or 10 bolt in it.
What else? Dana 60s were on the 1 tons only. I am sure there are crazy exceptions, but generally.
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