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Old 12-07-2010, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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D44 Question

I got a 5 lug HPD44 and I would like to convert it to a 8 lug, would all need to do is swap out the hub n rotors?
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Your SOooo fawking helpfull, conversekidz.

You need to swap out the hubs, rotors, lockout's and most likely the brake calipers. Your best bet is to get the package deal from a wrecking yard via Chevy trucks. They had 8 lug d44's and 10 bolts for years and are plentiful in the bone yards. The hub out can be swapped over. As well as d44 HD TTB's via 90's ford f250's. There are conversion kits online as well.
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If your converting to ford 8 lug, you also need the spindle as the inner bearing is larger than the std 5 lug solid axle D44. Also need caliper brackets in addition to calipers, as HD44 uses twin piston calipers like the D60.
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Your SOooo fawking helpfull, conversekidz.

You need to swap out the hubs, rotors, lockout's and most likely the brake calipers. Your best bet is to get the package deal from a wrecking yard via Chevy trucks. They had 8 lug d44's and 10 bolts for years and are plentiful in the bone yards. The hub out can be swapped over. As well as d44 HD TTB's via 90's ford f250's. There are conversion kits online as well.
chevy outers is what i did on my hp44 in my 79 f250, it was an extremely easy swap and it was actually cheaper than rebuilding the ford outers. Thats the route i would go. You need everything balljoints out, including the stub shaft off the axle
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