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Chevy Rumor??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    OK, I have head form a few people that Chevy is bringing back the solid front axle in their trucks for 2002, has anybody else heard this from a reliable source? If they do, is it just for the 3/4 ton and up, kind of like Ford? Would be great if they would do this!!

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  2. WhiteWhomper

    WhiteWhomper 1/2 ton status

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    I have read that this is in the works for the HD series which is 3/4 ton and up, sort of like the Super Duty series from Ford. I believe that I seen this mentioned in the fact/rumor section in 4Wheel and Off-Road magazine about three months ago, etc.
     
  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    I saw something on Car&Driver TV, and they said if GM was to go to soild axle it would be 2004+. I also remember hearing a rumor, before the new body style came out, that GM was going to have a solid axle in 2000 but they didn't of course so I doubt they will in 2002.

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  4. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If anybody finds out if they offer it, also try to find out what they will offer....D60, D44, 10 bolt?
     
  5. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple>I don't know if it's true or not, all I know is it would be a great decision on their part to do so. I bet a lot more truck owners would be glad to see it too. It only makes sense to have that option, It's probably the smartest thing Ford has done over the years is to keep it in their line up. If it's true........hoooray for Chevrolet !!</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

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  6. Grim-Reaper

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    I will get on the phone with my people at GM and see what I can dig up [​IMG].
    Seriously my Aunt is a seamstress for the GM design studio. She sews up seats when they are deciding on interior colors and seat paterns. She might be able to find out but I may have to explain what a solid axle is [​IMG]
    I'll try to call her this week.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  7. Mr Red

    Mr Red 1/2 ton status

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    Go Grim , get that scoop for us!

    I had a rental d*&#e 4x4 1500 model and it had a solid axle but ran rough as s%*@# at idle but good power. It also had manual 4X shifting.

    Now if they'd just do away with push button 4 wheel drive and make it all mechanical once again. Ah, guess I'm dreamn'.

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  8. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    I read somewhere that GM was going back to the solid axle to compete again with Dodge and Furd. Also GM is going to the 4 wheel steer on it's heavy duty trucks.
    I would think if they go to the 4 wheel steer, gm will need the heft of the solid axle.


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  9. Blazer_Boy

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    They might have the heavy axles again, wish they'd give us the K5 again.

    "An old Blazer never dies, they just... rust away."
     
  10. Shawn

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    A month ago, I saw a brand new GMC 3500 dually with a solid axle in the front. I assumed it was a Dana 60.

    Shawn
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  11. Hayduke

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    i saw the same thing, brand new GMC 3500 (not dually), with a solid front axle too....about a year or so ago.
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  12. Donovan

    Donovan 1/2 ton status

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    I heard that they might build a truck heavier than the 3500HD and that will have the solid axles on it. On a side note my Brother just bought a New 2500HD truck with the Duramax Diesel and the Allison tranny. That thing runs like a gas engine and idles as quiet as a solid lifted big block chevy. His brother-in-law said that it would take three Duramx trucks to equal the noise that one 24v Cummins makes. HEHE Awesome truck is all I can say.

    Donovan
     
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    Yeah, the new 8.1L big block in my Dad's 2001 2500HD rocks.
     

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