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Calling all Axle Gurus!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tcoker79, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. tcoker79

    tcoker79 Registered Member

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    A friend of mine has a 99 GMC Yukon 1500 2WD with a 10 bolt rear. My questions is why is the axle in his truck so much expensive than one K5 blazer? I can get a 10 bolt for my blazer for $200 but the cheapest I can find one for his truck is $900. What am I missing? We have decided to just rebuild the one he has, but someone please enlighten me! Thanks!
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Does it have disks? I can't remember the year that GM started disks on the rear.

    ABS.
    Age.
    Just because.
     
  3. tcoker79

    tcoker79 Registered Member

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    No, Drum Brakes...just found it very strange.
     
  4. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It's like 3" wider. ;)

    Yards generally price their stuff at the max they know they can get for it. Older stuff = lower price.
     
  5. NewMexK5

    NewMexK5 1/2 ton status

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    Are '99s still leaf sprung. If not I would have to say because of the coil buckets and link brackets, makes the option of finding an older axle unavailable.
     
  6. tcoker79

    tcoker79 Registered Member

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    Nope, still leaf springs, i guess this doesn't make sense to anyone else either
     
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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Old 10 bolt axles fit old trucks that aren't worth much, so the axle isn't worth much either.

    Newer 10 bolt axles fit newer trucks that are still worth something, therefore the axle is worth something also.

    Also, there are many more axles from older trucks available than from newer trucks because most newer trucks are still on the road. Supply and demand. Few old trucks are on the road with many replacement axles available. Many newer trucks are on the road with few replacement axles available.



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  8. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    Supply and demand, pure and simple.
     

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