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how do identify gears/shaft q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coptezr, May 5, 2005.

  1. coptezr

    coptezr 1/2 ton status

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    i just got a 81 parts burb 2wd :( but it has a 14 bolt rear how do i know if its a ff or sf and what gears came stock on it i have a vin#1g8gc26wcbf120615. and i have a stock front axle can i put 3/4 ton shafts in them and do i need to change anything when i do this?
     
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    Full floater will have a hub sticking out the side of the axle with 8 bolts holding the shaft in. Also look for the bolts around the snout of the pinion.

    VIN wont tell the gears, get the #'s off the stamped tag on the axle or pull the diff. cover and get the #'s off the ring gear.
     
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    and is the full floater the way to go?
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    what about putting 3/4 shafts in the stock 1/2 front axle?
     
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    Prolly a 28 spline 10 bolt, from the shafts out everything between it and a dana 44 is interchangable except the inner shafts....stub shafts are both 19 spline. Inners on a D44 are 30 spline. First figure out what type of front axle it is.
     
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    theres no difference in the shafts. they are the same. difference is in the actual hub itself (1inch wider with 3/4 ton) and the lug count.
     
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    then can i keep my stock front axles on there with 38's will i damage anything? can i change hubs to match the back?
     
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    '79 and up was 10 bolt.
     
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    to go 8 lug you'll have change everythin from the knuckles out.

    Damage depends on how you drive. When I go bigger than my 35's I'm puttin my d60 in.
     
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    whats your messenger name on yahoo?
     
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    i dont have it loaded right now.
     
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    the only thing i do with the truck is mud a little bit and go on trails :crazy:
     
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    well, Im sure our driving habits are different but so far Ive bown 3 ujoints and trashed 2 sets of axle shafts if that helps. And thats with my 35's. I'm puttin 40's on soon, bye bye 10 bolt.
     

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