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axle swap question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 99firehawk, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. 99firehawk

    99firehawk 1/2 ton status

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    83 k5 with 10bolts front and rear
    looking to swap the axles the to dana 44 and 12 bolt rear out of suburban
    is it a strait up bolt in deal suspension steering ect?
    anybody been there
    tia
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Other than the possibility of maybe a ujoint change, its a bolt on and go swap
     
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    Just curious, why are you swapping?





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  4. 99firehawk

    99firehawk 1/2 ton status

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    need bigger gears and the 44/12 come with 373s
     
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, it will swap right in. You will need a "bastard" U joint to mate the D-shat to the 12b yoke. They are not hard to find.

    I had to swap a 12b in place of my old 10b in my 84 K5 when my wife turned the 10b into the letter "J". :doah: The 12 was the only gear match whole axle I could find handy, and the price was really good.
     
  6. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    U-joint like already said. 1310 (12 bolt) to S44 (10 bolt) 3-3130. the front u-joints were the same.

    I made my swap trickier because I wanted to keep my 10b calipers and rotors. If you do that you need to swap the caliper brackets. The hubs are different so I also had to swap the hubs.
     

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