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Dana 44 with a Corporate 14 bolt in the rear

I have a 6 lug waggy 44 waiting to go in up front, and I'm thinking about matching it up with a corporate 14 bolt. Chevys and GMCs used a 6 lug 14 bolt on the 3/4 ton trucks for a while. I know they use massive ring gear. 10.5" right? And that would kill some clearance, but they're a dime a dozen and I've found a few that have been converted to disk brakes. Do they use a thirdmember like 9"? What are your thoughts?

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search sas online..there are number of pages that have info on all this stuff..
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i think the 6 lug 14 bolt is like 9.5" ring gear and is semi float, no 3rd member
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Yomie's right. The 6-lug 14 bolt is completely different from the full-floater 14 bolt. The only thing that is the same is the number of bolts on the diff. It's a semi-float design and has a 9.5" ring gear. You might want to consider converting your D44 to 8 lug instead.
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If I'm going to convert anything I might as just well convert my 8.8" to a 6 lug.

Right?
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I would rather convert the D44 to 8 lug, leaves you room for a front 60 in the future and not having to get a new rear. Plus the 6-lug waggys have weak 7/16" threads on the studs

8 lug 14bolts can be found cheap
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I am going 8 lug on my D44 just because it leaves room for something stronger in the future.
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I am going 8 lug on my D44 just because it leaves room for something stronger in the future.

werd..

ive got my rear just need my front (:
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thats my 14 bolt go big dude you wont regret it.
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besides it only takes about 100 bucks to convert these monsters to disks.

im gonna stop on a dime lol. go out the window and ****
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I've been part of installing new axle shafts on a rear but what all does it take to convert the front?

Because I do like the idea of eventually going to a 60, I just don't have the need... yet.
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not sure. im going big the first time.

saves money

what kind of set up are you gonna run in your truck?

what type of terrain?
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3/4ton outers

knuckles, spindles, hubs, brakes off of a D44 3/4ton Ford or Chevy. They bolt right onto any D44

On the explorer board IZWack did one, you could PM him, Pirate will eat you alive if you ask them
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I'm planning on running leafs. I'm a budget wheeler if you want to call it that. I just cant afford the radius arms set up or a 4 link.

I'm not planning on running anything bigger then a 37"

Most of the wheelin I do is rocky trails. I'd like to be able to fex out enough to de some pretty decent rock crawling. And who can resist playin in the mud?

I'm not plannin on doin anything toooo hard core, and I think the 44 is a fine set up for me. The 60s around here are well over a grand a piece.
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yup, they are like that here too. im saving and pinching pennies.

im still debating coils or leaves
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run coils..springs are pshh..no good..
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I'd like to, but I'm 17, paying off my truck, saving for school, and trying to build up my truck. I know plenty of guys who run leaf rigs and they work awesome.
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3/4ton outers

knuckles, spindles, hubs, brakes off of a D44 3/4ton Ford or Chevy. They bolt right onto any D44

On the explorer board IZWack did one, you could PM him, Pirate will eat you alive if you ask them

yeah i asked on pirate... that site is almost worthless. so many of them have power trips bossing others around.

as for the D44 3/4 ton swap im working on it now. i just need some ball joints and a few seals and i can put it together.
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yeah i asked on pirate... that site is almost worthless. so many of them have power trips bossing others around.

as for the D44 3/4 ton swap im working on it now. i just need some ball joints and a few seals and i can put it together.

Yeah i saw it, thats why i posted for him not to ask....

i post under a diff name on Pirate so i am not ID'd as easily
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yeah i should have thought of that. i just get on there for the classifieds mainly anyway.

the guy had some valid points but then he just went off the wall. i mean everyone starts somewhere.
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Yeah, you can find some 'hard to find' parts on pirate, plus their vendor sales are really good
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i mean everyone starts somewhere.
Yeah, they must have been born with 'hardcore' knowledge
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im 17 to dude so i know how you feel.
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i do belive that you can but 8 to 6 lug wheel adapters, i'm not sure where, maybe google...
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wouldnt he want 8 to 6? either way its best to not run adapters unless you have to
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