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Tunabomber
06-07-2009, 10:53 AM
someone told me it is possible to convert a 6 bolt dana 44 to a 5 on 5 1/2
is this possible ????

how :dontknow:

DeeDee
06-07-2009, 11:13 AM
isnt there a conversion kit?



I have no idea :D


tumbleweed

Nutbar
06-07-2009, 11:22 AM
You just need to know the correct parts interchange then it's easy[f]

Tunabomber
06-07-2009, 11:24 AM
You just need to know the correct parts interchange then it's easy[f]


thanks mikey :rolleyes:

Maelthra
06-07-2009, 11:32 AM
I believe if you change the knuckles over from the 5x5.5 to the 6-lug axle that works.

Nutbar
06-07-2009, 11:36 AM
I believe if you change the knuckles over from the 5x5.5 to the 6-lug axle that works.

You don't need to go that far

with the right spindle and wheel bearing hub/rotor assembly you can still retain all the GM brakes, stub shafts, and knuckles

Tunabomber
06-07-2009, 11:41 AM
You don't need to go that far

with the right spindle and wheel bearing hub/rotor assembly you can still retain all the GM brakes, stub shafts, and knuckles

can you get b to pm me a $ and i WILL pick up from you guys [cheers]

sj-x 500
06-07-2009, 10:54 PM
how soon ya need it?
pm me, i'll be getting rid of my 5x5.5 hubs and knuckles soon. along with a d44 detroit and 5.13 gear set.

Mr Vic
06-08-2009, 09:08 AM
did this with my danda 44, very easy swap.

i used early 70's style chev/GM knuckles and spindle, calipers, brake dust sheild.
78 ford f150 inner/outer wheel bearings, hub and rotor
warn hubs

some good info on this link, and pic of the 2 different types of spindles
http://www.jeepgod.net/d44625.html

http://www.billys56willys.com/Spindles.jpg

hrd4mud
07-02-2009, 09:54 PM
Why not just pick up a 70's Ford or 80's Dodge front diff?

Nutbar
07-02-2009, 10:09 PM
Why not just pick up a 70's Ford or 80's Dodge front diff?

why would you buy a whole diff when all you need is 2 spindles and 2 rotors/wheel bearing hubs to do this swap

m j
07-02-2009, 10:17 PM
I gots a better question....why would you not convert it to the far better 8 lug setup and leave all this 1/2 ton crap in the scrap heap where it belongs?

I bet the cost of an entire 80s dodge pickup is about the same as the conversion parts :)
I know you can get the whole ford front axle for $100, got several here

regulate34
07-02-2009, 11:18 PM
i found out that they were easy and interchageibal when i did it in my ford
one spindle have 5 boltd and the other has 6
i used axle shafts out of one and it went right into the other no problem

r_nuyens
07-03-2009, 09:29 AM
this might help

http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html

England
07-03-2009, 10:54 AM
Wow so many different options ..isnt there just a wheel adapter you can get ? so if yer 6 goes and yer spare is the 5 you can bolt that on at least get home ??

Nutbar
07-03-2009, 11:28 AM
The bolt patterns are to close, an adaptor for that, if you can get one, would be specialty part probably in 2 or 3 pieces and cost more than changing to matching bolt patterns.

Oh and your 5 bolt wheels (5 on 4.5) would never fit your 6 bolt axle (6 on 5.5) the center hole in your wheel is way to small to fit over the locking hub on your frt diff.

England
07-03-2009, 11:29 AM
So whats the option ( cheap ) carry 2 rims ??Or order an axle with a diff bolt aptteren

Nutbar
07-03-2009, 11:33 AM
Best option is what is up here change your frt rotors to 5 on 5.5 and an adaptor for the rear to go from 5 on 4.5 to 5 on 5.5 for the rear and get all your wheels in 5 on 5.5

Or carry 2 spares

Happypants
07-03-2009, 03:29 PM
convert the front to 5 on 5 1/2 then get new rear shafts for the 8.8 and have the bolt pattern at 5 on 5 1/2, heep had got spacers for the 8.8 on his, from 5 to 6 bolt but like mikey said, they had to make 2 spacers for each side cause there so close