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Does a 2wd rear axel fit a 4wd ?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Supreme70, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Supreme70

    Supreme70 1/2 ton status

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    I need to know if a 2wd rear axel fit a 4wd ?????
     
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    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    might end up with 5 lugs in the rear, and 6 up front.... :confused:
     
  4. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    <EDIT> :doah: IGNORE THIS, I'M STUPID :doah: </EDIT>

    The narrow rear would help turning radius, might cause more rollovers too. :crazy:

    <EDIT> :doah: IGNORE THIS I'M STUPID :doah: </EDIT>
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    No . I have used a 12 bolt 2wd truck axle in my truck , and its under my project now . 4wd axles fit perfectly . Not skinnier than a 4wd at all :D
     
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    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry, I'm an idiot, that was meant for the "Can I put a car 12b in my truck" thread. I have more then one window open.
     
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    lrazer 1/2 ton status

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    my 14ff was outa a 2wd works fine there isn't any difference
    on a 1 ton the spring pearches are narrower tho but u just have to cut off the pearches and reweld them no biggie
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    the only difference (on 8 lug 3/4ton models anyway) is shock mounts
    2wd they hang lower, and may cause shock body to hit axle tube at droop or when using blocks/shims to correct pinion angle
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I forgot to mention that with the shackle flip , and a 2wd 10/12 axle , the shock hits . I have seen others with shackle flips that didn't have to do it . But with my 2wd 12 , I run that shock upside down :D
     
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    i forgot about the shock mounts too
    on mine i remounted them with the point the shock bolt rotated on the axle so that they are straight forward and straight back instead of hanging down below the axle
    this helped with axle wrap as well
     

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