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Help NY Area People! Shop or Swap!?!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BJarvis354, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. BJarvis354

    BJarvis354 Registered Member

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    I need an axle shop! I am weighing the price difference / headache factor for just replacing my gears (2.73 on 32s) or swapping in new front and rear axles. Problem is I can't find any shops up here in Brooklyn that do gear swaps! I got limited storage space (no garage) so swapping the axles is tough, even though it might be smarter in the long run. Any ideas? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Brady
     
  2. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Help NY Area People! SHOPS anyone?

    It will be alot cheaper to find a good set of axles then to have the gears replaced in a set of 10bolts. An axle swap is a very easy thing to do, you can even do it in the streets of Barookalin. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  3. BJarvis354

    BJarvis354 Registered Member

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    Re: Help NY Area People! SHOPS anyone?

    The problem with buying axles is the shipping unless I can find a good pair in a salvage yard. From what I understand I need to find a SUB or a K5 with a towing package to get the 3.73 or 4.10 gears. That is gonna be assuming they are in good condition. I need these to be bolt in, since I have no garage!

    From what I can gather I should also look for 28 spline shaft axles, since they are more common and cheaper to get shafts for even though the 30 splines are better?

    Brady
     
  4. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Help NY Area People! SHOPS anyone?

    i think the ones in your 89 is 30 spline that may make you want to do a gear swap /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  5. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Help NY Area People! SHOPS anyone?

    <font color="blue">I know of a pair of 3.73 axles in Bergen County NJ, the rear is even a 12 bolt with a lock right. want more info?
     
  6. BJarvis354

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    Re: Help NY Area People! SHOPS anyone?

    Yes, PM me please! That sounds great! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Brady
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I could hook you up with a set of 1 ton axles here in Pa. Not the cheapest route to take but in the long run if you plan to wheel it it is cheaper.
     
  8. BJarvis354

    BJarvis354 Registered Member

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    Yeah, 1-tons might be a bit expensive...I don't wheel like a mad man and I only got 32s...As long as it is bolt in, I am interested!

    Brady
     

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