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axle strengthening

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cr1028, Apr 22, 2001.

  1. Cr1028

    Cr1028 Registered Member

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    can you strengthen a front 10 bolt or a rear 12 bolt without replacing the entire axle?

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    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    Yes, in the front you can put in Chromoly axle shafts with full snap rings on the ujoints. In the rear you can do the warn full floater kit (expensive as hell ) or get good set of Moser Axle shafts or Superior Axle shafts and good timken bearings

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    When I first got my blazer I got Con-Ferr super skid axle trusses for my 10 and 12 bolt.Theyve kept my axles straight so far.I just replaced my 10 bolt with a dana 44 and am building a 12 bolt with Moser axles.

    All work and no play makes Frizz a dull boy.
     
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    Have you used the full snap rings Dep??? Some guys on the Pirate board seem to not like them....

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    Have you used the full snap rings Dep??? Some guys on the Pirate board seem to not like them....

    Whats your opinion?

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    Its a PITA to grind the eyes on the axles to put in the snap rings, but I like them so far, I have not wheeled them much, I did however spit out a c clip that let the cup walk out which blew the joint which got all 4 ears on both axle shafts. Right now I would have to say I love em. Keith has been running the Warn Chromoly shafts in his front axle since he built it and has had no problems with the snap rings.

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    i htink the big thing over at Priate that they were not happy about is the full clip is harder to get on, especially on the trail..

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