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Axle/Gear question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Muddytazz, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I am running a D44 in the front and 12 bolt in the rear that are semi float in a 75 K10 Suburban, they are stock with the stock 3.08 gears...I am wanting to change the gears to 4.10's....anyways, the question i have is, I want to put full float axles in, do they make full float for 1/2 tons?
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i think there's a kit for the 10 bolt and the 12 bolt to convert them to FF. not sure though.
     
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    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, I believe you can get a kit from ORD to make the 12 bolt a full floater. I personally think that you would be better off to find a 14 bolt with 4.10 gears and just swap it in. You would get more strength, full floating design, and the gears you want.....plus it would be cheaper. Either convert the front to 8 lug, or replace it too. Another option is to find a SemiFloating 14 bolt out of a light duty 3/4 ton.....it will be 6 lug.
     
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    i have a dana 44 6 lug 4.10 for 200 bucks...

    cheaper to buy used axlesthan pay 500 for gears and install...
     
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    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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