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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 09:32 AM
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Suburban front locker-same as the rear? 79 12 bolt

I have a 1979 chevy suburban 1/2 ton 12 bolt front and rear end. I found a lockrite locker that will fit the rear of this drivetrain. Does anyone know if I can drop this locker in the front as well-and is this a good idea?

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Re: Suburban front locker-same as the rear? 79 12 bolt

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<font color=green>Your front end is not a 12 bolt, there was never a 12 bolt front end made. It's going to be either a Dana 44 or a 10 bolt. If you really think it's a 12 bolt, we'll need to see pictures.[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] A couple of people over the last few years have sworn up and down that they had 12 bolt front ends, but as of yet nobody can produce a picture.
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Re: Suburban front locker-same as the rear? 79 12 bolt

<font color=blue>Like shaggy said no 12bolt front, That is the same as the 12 bolt rears. I belive D44s have 12bolts holding the ring gear in though. So perhaps thats where the whole 12 bolt front myth came from?</font color=blue>
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Re: Suburban front locker-same as the rear? 79 12 bolt

It's a D44 up front. Despite the fact that their pumpkins don't look alike, a lot of people just count the bolts and assume they are both 12 bolts.

To answer the question, no, the Lock Right won't fit the D44 in the front. I wouldn't run it in the truck anyways, they don't like to live very long in bigger vehicles with big tires and decently powerful engines.
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