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2 1/2 ton rockwells?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigredblazer, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. bigredblazer

    bigredblazer 1/2 ton status

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    has anyone put rockwells under a blazer, or know of anyone doing it? I might have a lead on them and I am wondering how much work it is. TIA Jon

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    DaveDave 1/2 ton status

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    the probleme is the oil pan clearance with the top of the axle
     
  3. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Jack that mutha up and add some 44"s

    Lift It, Lock It, LIVE IT!!!
     
  4. I knew a guy in Colorado that had a 70 K5 running a Blown 396 BB, 2 1/2 ton rockwells and the original military duallies on all four corners. You couldn't stop that thing in the mud and it was one mean lookin' rig !!!!!!

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    John
    You have 1-tons now, why do you want Rockwells?

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  6. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    From what I've read, a 2 1/2-ton Rockwell axle has the same axleshaft diameter as a D60 rear, so from a power-handling view, they're no stronger than a D60.

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  7. 77Blazer

    77Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    but jarhead think of the bragging rights!

    350, sm465, NP205, 14 Bolt w/Detroit locker(465 ratio), Savin for the front Dana 60, 38.5 swampers
     
  8. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Yes it can be done. There was a guy at the Bloomsburg show that had them under an 84 Blazer. I personally would not do it because of how much work is involved and 1 ton stuff is easier to get parts for at the local parts place. The guy bought the axles off my friend Rodger for $500 for the pair.

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  9. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    yeah but jarhead, the ujoints, you should see those things! I think shaft diameter is 1-9/16.

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  10. pcorssmit

    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    There was a thread about this on Pirate a week or 2 ago, might try a search over there.

    Pete

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  11. ChadH82

    ChadH82 1/2 ton status

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    There was a guy at Disney that had them. I forgot his name but someone will know it. Here it is.
    http://member.aol.com/fileholder02/tpdiz18.jpg

    Chad
     

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