Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

GM 2.5 and Rockwell 2.5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78 k5, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. 78 k5

    78 k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Posts:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Auburn, AL or ATL, Ga
    Whats the difference? I'm looking at some GM 2.5's and wanted to know if there where any problems or major differences from the rockwells.
     
  2. Jeromy Gibson

    Jeromy Gibson 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2003
    Posts:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Amarillo Texas
    Be careful with those, a friend put some old GM style 2,5tons under his K5. He ended up having to use the 2.5 transfercase because with out it the tires turned opposite directions.
     
  3. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Posts:
    17,412
    Likes Received:
    3,799
    Location:
    Afton / Star Valley Wyoming
    I am not sure if I am right here but I think the Rockwells are top loaders(drive flange on top of the axle) and the GM axles are not
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Posts:
    25,544
    Likes Received:
    539
    Location:
    horseheads , ny 14845
    go with the top loaders. easyer to find parts and get goodys for them.
     

Share This Page