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'83 'Burb 14 Bolt into '91 K5 (ABS ??)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BulldogK5, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. BulldogK5

    BulldogK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    \'83 \'Burb 14 Bolt into \'91 K5 (ABS ??)

    I tried a search and did not find anything for this. My question is what problems I will encounter with the ABS in my K5 when I convert to a 14 bolt. I have access to one from an '83 Suburban complete for $250 with the right gears. Problem is I am in school and I can't afford to buy one I can't use. Any help is greatly appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    Re: \'83 \'Burb 14 Bolt into \'91 K5 (ABS ??)

    Will work just fine as a bolt-in.
    If you want the e-brake to work properly without any messing around though, get one from '85-newer. Those have the two, different-length e-brake cables. But, if you're not worried about e-brake, go for it. (It is possible to make the '83 e-brake work with your truck, but it takes a little bit of imagination/customization to get it to work)
    ABS is fine...no sensors out in the axle.
     
  3. wayne

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    Re: \'83 \'Burb 14 Bolt into \'91 K5 (ABS ??)

    There are no sensors on the rear axle in the 91, the abs will make no difference.
     

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