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What are the opinions on a D44 front and 14 Bolt rear. These would be spring over axles from a 70’s GM truck. I am sure I would need to narrow them, and definitely need to replace the 8 lug hubs with 5x5.5 hubs, but those are available from Solid Axle Industries. Brakes would also need to be sorted. Just thinking out loud here and looking for thoughts.
D44 front is fine and common. 70's GM would be low pinion (a little worse for drive shaft angles and rock clearance).
14 bolt is the big-boys rear. All the guys I know running 40s or 42s. I'm not sure I've ever see 5x5.5 on a 14 (it may be possible). It may hang down farther than you want depending on tire size (or shaving).
Others will know more.....
No updates recently. Been under the weather, got the flu before Christmas, then a sinus infection, and now a second one. Sucks, but it’s life.
I did pick up a D44 out of an ‘84 Dodge Ramcharger over the weekend. Spring over, passenger drop, with flat top knuckles, no CAD, and manual internal hub lockouts, and 5” x 5.5” hubs. It has 3.23 gears, so they will need to be changed. Will also need to shorten the driver side axle. From rough measurements, if I keep the passenger side as is, it will be about 5”-6” wider than stock. (Really rough measurement.) Also thinking about installing the Jana K4 ring & pinion kit.
Now on the lookout for a D60 rear axle.
Nice! What is the WMS to spring perch measurement on that (pass side)?