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Any ideal what axel is in the C-4500/5500 4X4

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Corey 78K5, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I want to get some info on these trucks and was wondering what they use for the front axel. They dont say on the Chevy or GMC web sites.
     
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    Its a BIG Dana unit, the U-joints flat out dwarf D-60 ujoints.
     
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    I believe its a dana 80...someone posted pics of it over on pirate. the funny thing is, it looked like it had balljoints. i will go look for it.
     
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    here it is...notice the 4 piston hyd. brakes & tierod behind axle :
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    here's the centersection...looks like a D70, not a D80...the ujoints look small too, they may just be the same 1480 as in D60's:
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    here is the last pic, the ubolt mount is funny and those inner c's are simply 100% pure beef:
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    Yep, pretty pictures of it. Driverside drop with a high pinion. BIG dual pistons(lets see 15s on that :))
     
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    Which reminds me tha some 10 to 6 lug adapters will be needed so you don't have to get new rims :whistle::rotfl:
     
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    they are 8 lug not 10. but i think its a larger patten than the standard 8x6.5".
     
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    don't forget that they say the 14 bolt's ring gear is 10-1/4" in the same article. :D also, they have like a bone stock IFS chevy half ton in the reader's rides section...must have really been scraping the bottom of the barrel on that one.

    edit: don't even bother saying anything about the 4x4 of the year contest...they feel that the new Jeep Grand Minivan is the best, so just let them have their opinion:screwy: I am actually surprised their hasnt been a Porsche Cayenne tested yet.
     

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