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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by George_Pimpdaddy, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    So this weekend is the install of my 3/4t 10bolt and a 14bolt FF both wiht 4.10:eek1:
    Just gonna have to source out a pair of rims 15" 8 lugs.

    So that being said any tips tricks or hints from the brotherhood?

    I know its been posted but off hand anyone know the napa part number for the conversion u joint?

    Also can i put my alburn posi in my new front axle from my old rear?

    Thanks guys:bow:

    89:k5: 10bolts posi in rear
    355/700r4/241
    35" BFG Mud Terrains
     
  2. 01maroonz71

    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    your in the same boat as me....except i got the hubs/backing plates for the front instead of a whole new axle....good luck man
     
  3. RIPPEDK5

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    your 15" rims probably wont fit. unless you are going grind down the calipers which i wouldnt recomend.. Why dont you scavange a junk yard for a 3/4 driveshaft with a slipyoke (assuming you have a slip yoke transfercase) ...For the coversion u-joint..ask them they will have it--i had one but its gone i guess now.
     
  4. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    there is nothing wrong with grinding the calipers, you dont grind down anything that is structural. i duno how ur parts store is, but mine is retarded and doesnt know what a coversion ujoint is, ull need the part number. why go find a 3/4ton drive shaft? thats alot more work, because youll have to get it shortened since its a k5, alot more money, stick with the conversion ujoint for $25
     
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    greywolf 1/2 ton status

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    there are 15" rims on my 3/4ton and they dont look shaved.
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    it also depends on how much backspacing you've got. if you didnt need to shave any then you got lucky:D
     
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    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    yeah, but some like em shaved...:wink1:

    does anybody know what backspacing will keep me from having to shave my calipers???? i'd love to keep my 15in wheels/tires since i've basically got brand new tires. THANKS!!!
     
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    2.5"-3" and u should be fine. it will hurt your turning radius tho.
     
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    Congrats on the new stuff :waytogo:

    But , to really be a big boy , you need a D60 , some really large tires , doubler , multiple sticks , tube , a diesel truck , and trailer :wink1:
     
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    mrdrinksalil 1/2 ton status

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    yeah, the "Big Boys" have 60's up front brotha! Congrats on the upgrade though
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've got like 4" of bs and had to grind a TON :) But its do-able.
    Like the others said I believe 2.5" is safe for not having to grind much if any at all...
    Oh and my local NAPA was stupid...they said it was discontinued so I just ordered it off of their website :) Its NAPA #447
     
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    or with a racing stripe.

    btw, i'll have to steal that quote, thank you.


    constantly wondering what you'll break next is half the fun. you'll just have to do crazier stuff now so you can still tell stories of fun trail-fixes.
     
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    thanks for all the input guys just have a few more questions to clear up
    1. what backspacing should i look for? im not to crazy about grinding but do understand the process.
    2. should i put a zero rate block on the rear axle to temporairly fix my saggy but? im sure i could still use the factory shocks right?
    (just till i save up a little more for the right lift im leaning towards BDS 4" Suspension)
     
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    what is the conversion u joint for ? Im doing the same thing you are, I dont want to be surprised:D
     
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    sorry to hijack, but is it the same for the front? Im going 8lug 10 bolt up front with a 14ff in back.
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah 10b and d44 are the same 1/2 ton u-joint...
     
  18. Bow-Tie-Boy

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    The D60 will have a 1310 yoke on it as well unless someone has already changed it over. I was once told that GM used the 1310 yoke on all of their front ends.....so far I have found this true
     

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