View Full Version : axle modds?dana44? and others

06-22-2009, 12:36 PM
when putting dana 44 from 6 bolt to 8 does wholle spindle need to be changed or just the rotor?

06-22-2009, 04:53 PM
if you want a D44 that already has the 8 bolt patern, its a ford.

06-22-2009, 05:38 PM
I have a D44 from a chev with 8 bolt if you want to buy it, also have the matching 14 bolt. Unsure of gears but they are a set. If your interested PM me and Iam sure we can work out a great deal.

m j
06-22-2009, 06:41 PM
depends on the year, assuming 6 bolt is chevy
the last of the d44s could have the large bearing spindle
anything pre77 the 1/2 ton will have the small bearing spindle and the 3/4 ton will have large bearing
I have no idea if the knuckles are differnt as I have only owned the 3/4 ton chevy d44

on another note the ford uses much larger brake calipers so you could gain some braking by using the ford outers, also the fords will be flattop knuckles that can be machined for highsteer

06-29-2009, 11:32 PM
this might help