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6 lug rear to 5 lug rear questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 90blzr, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Are they the same rear ends with just different axle shafts and drums?

    A buddy of mine has a 78 2wd blazer which is 5 lug. the rear end blew up. I have a 6 lug rear, but wondering if you can just swap parts..or if he is gonna have to get a 5 lug rearend?
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    You can swap shafts and brakes and be done with it . I am running a 5 lug axle with 6 lug in it now , it works both ways /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  3. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    sweet! thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i think the shock mounts are at different heights, not sure though /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    we put a 2wd 12bolt in Confednecks old truck... im pretty sure the shock mounts are the same
     
  6. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    i have both a 2wd 12 bolt, and a 4x4 12 bolt. if i remeber i'll take a look at the shock mounts tomorrow.
     

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