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Unread 03-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Is it true?

I've been told that Dana 44s are the same as some axles under chevys like a k5?

Is this true would that mean ring and pinions would would swappable.

Asking because Im looking for 4.11 gears to put in my K5 from maybe one of the old jeeps my friend has.

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Unread 03-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Not sure about the Chevy, but lots of cars and trucks used the Dana 44.

Just go to Randy's and compare PNs for the two applications
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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Yes, some 1970's era Chevy 1/2 and 3/4 ton's ran Dana 44's. Be careful though because they ran alot of 10-Bolts in the front of Chevy's too.( I believe early 80's and up)
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Unread 03-12-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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Just because a Chevy has a Dana 44 doesn't make it the same as a Jeep Dana 44. For starters on the front axles (Chevys didn't use the D44 in the rear), the Chevy versions are wider and set up for spring over the axle instead of under.

Internally everything is swappable. The parts from the knuckles and outward are swappable if both have disc brakes.

As a whole though, they are not 100% the same.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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The older J-trucks 73 and earlier, were spring over from the factory, too, and were some years were wider than later model Jeep 44's
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