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Axle truss....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5 NUTT, Dec 6, 2000.

  1. K5 NUTT

    K5 NUTT 1/2 ton status

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    Okay....tired of resealing the darn rear diff cover after each and every outing...and this time i installed a brandy new one from GM. Any body out there with 12 bolts running axle trusses let me know what brand and all and what you prefer as i am officially looking as of tonight...lol.

    Azblazer

    1979 K5
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  2. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    you might want to check your local 4x4 or race shop. They can fab one to your axle and get it done right the first time. Price is questionable so be sure to look around. Hope this little bit helps.

    "Lord have mercy on my next thirty years"
     
  3. Burt4x4

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    The old 12bolt I had had a ConFerr Superskid axel truss on it. When I twisted and granaded that axel the truss is what allowed me to drive it home in front wheel drive for 6hrs. The damn thing basically held the axel tubes to the pumkin, so with the drive shaft removed it still rolled fine. That poor 12bolt looked like it was smiling at you.
    But! The Conferr does take away some ground clearence[​IMG]!
    If I was to doit again I would have a custome one made for the TOP of the axel and not the bottom!
    Good Luck

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  4. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    Running my own home built truss on my 12 bolt. Do a serch under 12 bolt axle truss and you should find the old post with pics on this board.

    Depdog

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  5. BurbinOR

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    Doug, Stephen Watson of Off Road Design has a top mounted one on the front of his 10 bolt, not sure if he has anything on the rear, but maybe give him a call. The top mount is a great idea of course for ground clearance issues.

    <font color=black>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     

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