In Front of Jopes
The HD-44 has 8 lugs right? So what do I need to make it compatable with my 5 lug 8.8? regular 5 bolt HP-44 knuckles? Spindles? Or is it just a five lug brake rotor I need?
so your saying there were 2 versions of the D44HD in 8 lug in the F250s? my 8 lug stuff came from a 78 F250. ive never heard of small hub -vs- big hub D44HDsbadblack88 said:That only works if you have the small hub 8 lug stuff, which was not the HD I believe.
you MAY not be able to, but i will find out later this week.either way, if you can make a D44 8 lug with parts from a D44HD, then you can make the HD 5 lug too
Because the trails here are tight, Im not being a *****, but I dont give a shit about scratches but do about dents.Andy351 said:why would you get 8 lug shafts for an 8.8? why not get a D60, 70, 14 bolt, or 10.25?
But the ball joint spacing is the same right? ie a 5 lug knuckle would bolt up to a HD housing?BadassBronco said:you MAY not be able to, but i will find out later this week.
he d44HD knuckle has a much bigger(thicker casting) area by the caliper bracket, and i am thinking the 1/2 ton caliper bracket wont clear this.
i will try this though and see fo rmyself, as i have all this stuff.
if worst comes to worst, you will need 1/2 ton knuckles.
y ait does, but i also bent the tubes on mine in the oppsotie way it would normally bend.axaviere said:i guess the only thing i am not really understanding is why do all this just for thicker tubes when having thicker tubes isnt a real big deal is it? are there alot of tubes bending and does the thicker tube really matter. if you were to hit something hard it would bend the tubes out of the pumpkin whether they were thick or thin. plus you are going to have to weld on the tabs to that axle and the regular D44 already has them. seems like alot of work.