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AXLE SWAP

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jomaha, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. jomaha

    jomaha Newbie

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    WHAT AXLES SHOULD I SWAP FOR ON MY 1990 K5 BLAZER.
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Chevy dana 60 front and 14bff year, both found in 1 ton 4wd chevy's, 14bff can be found in 3/4 tons also /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    All depends on A. Tire size, B. what type of wheeling you do, C. How you drive. 3/4 tons are a good starting upgrade, and can handle some larger tires. The Dana 60 front is nice and heafty, but also pricey. Look for a old K20(3/4 ton) or a K30(1 ton) farm truck you can buy cheap for a donor vehicle.
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    a dana 60 from a Dodge will also work, and 9 times out of 10 they are cheaper than GM units.
     
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    Don't forget D. How much cash you have , your local market value , and shipping cost from a cheaper source /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    Also, you will have to swap your rims to 8 lug if you go 3/4 or 1 ton.


    If you want to stick with 6 lug, you can go 14sf and a d44. You will need to do some home work on the 14sf 6 lug, though.


    When I was doing axle swap, I just wanted better gearing, so I was staying with 6 lug to avoid new wheels. I put a 12 bolt in the back since they are a little stronger...
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Also, you will have to swap your rims to 8 lug if you go 3/4 or 1 ton.


    If you want to stick with 6 lug, you can go 14sf and a d44. You will need to do some home work on the 14sf 6 lug, though.


    When I was doing axle swap, I just wanted better gearing, so I was staying with 6 lug to avoid new wheels. I put a 12 bolt in the back since they are a little stronger...

    [/ QUOTE ] Can alway use the 6 lug outer on the 3/4 ton front, and 8 to 6 lug adaptors on the rear for a 14 Bolt FF.
     

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