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2wd 5lug to 6lug??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wetbackZO, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. wetbackZO

    wetbackZO 1/2 ton status

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    broke a couple of teeth off the ring gear on my 12 bolt:( , buddy gave me a truck of same year w/12bolt:laugh: but 2WD...can I just swap axles and convert the 5lug 12bolt to 6lug?? Or is it not this easy?? Input appreciated...T.I.A.:bow:
     
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    Yep, as far as I know you can just swap the shafts.
     
  3. wetbackZO

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    that easy, huh??
     
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    well, i'll take them both apart this weekend and see what happens...
     
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    They will swap right over.I helped a friend do this a few years ago.
     
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    that's so friggin cool...I just found out the gear ratio is exactly the same crappy 3.07 too!!, oh well, guess my truck will be trailing again by this weekend...thanx vatos!!
    I was already dealing w/Randy's ring & pinion for the parts needed for the repair, guess I'll have beer money for a while, yeah baby!!!
     

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