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97 2500 sas swap

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by 86k30ccdually, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. 86k30ccdually

    86k30ccdually Registered Member

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    I have read most swaps are using a 1500 2wd, any difference in a 2500 2wd frame ?
     
  2. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    The LD 2500 (6 lug) has the frame as a 1500.
     
  3. 86k30ccdually

    86k30ccdually Registered Member

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    I have the 8 lug version, so is this the same ?
     
  4. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    I was told that nobody makes a kit for the 8 lug C2500 sorry. Kits are only available for the C1500 and C2500 light duty...
     
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    blowedupmotor87 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Pricey stuff, but check out offroad unlimited, they do solid axle swaps on HD's including dually trucks even. Loads of info about them in various issues of Petersen's four wheel and offroad, they practically have an ORU truck feature every month!:D
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Do it yourself. The 2500 frame should be the same. Theres a member here that used a 3500 frame and it worked fine.

    I did an sas on a 93 1500 no prob's and im sure you wouldnt on the 2500.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Honestly fock em...

    All of em...

    Havent seen a kit that give good shackle angle and is built tough. Do it yourself and do it right...:wink1:
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    believe me, I used to say the same thing until I saw the ORU kit. And the Sky shackle mounts. The ORU shackle mounts are TOUGH looking. However you are right, at least with no weight on the front end at the moment, the shackle angle SUCKS. The Sky shackle mounts are BEEFY, but their spring mounts are cheesy. The ORU leaf spring mounts are not cheesy, but the price of an ORU kit is salty. I would never had bought one if I didn't get it for $500, and it even came with a truck!
     

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