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Old May 10th, 2006, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Front GM 10 bolt and dana 44

what is the diffrence between these front axles?
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Old May 10th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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Roughly equivelent in size and strength..

8.5" ring gears, 1.31" shafts..
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Old May 10th, 2006, 11:56 AM   #3
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cool im looking for a dana 44 pass drop full width out of a chevy but i keep running into people saying they have a 10 bolt and i wanted to know the diffrence. are all the parts interchange able?
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I don't know if any parts are interchangeable. I've heard some talk about shafts being swapped, but I thought the spline pitch is different even thoguh they are both 30 spline 1.31" fronts..

Earlier chevys, like from the 70s, had Dana 44s.. later it switched to 10 bolts. Dunno the exact year.
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cool i will look into it more. i plan to head on down to parts galore to look for a front D44 chevy style. thanks Jesus
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Chevy front axle

74-88 10 bolts were 28 spline the cover is oval looking
73/4 and older were D44 30 spline sort of stop sign look
88/92 were 30 spline
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I believe the knuckles out are interchangable, but inner shafts are differnet
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