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I'm swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by 89GMCSuburban, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    I convinced my guitarist's dad that he doesn't need those axles under his 85 3/4 ton Suburban, so I'm gonna swap my 1/2 ton stuff for his 3/4 ton. Now, question is, I bought the 4" Skyjacker kit. I know the front will still work, no problem. On the back, though, all I need to do is swap U-bolts and spring plates, right? Also, he's giving me some Hummer tires along with rims, those 36/12.50/16.5 will fit under a 4" kit, right?
    Thanks for the help guys!
    BTW, when are we going to have a CK5 Sub-culture club run? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    yes the 36s will work i used to run a 4" and 36x12.50s. i'm up to 7" now.

    oh and the club run could happen... hhhmmmmmmm... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    oh and if it's from a 3/4 ton it'll bolt right up!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    Re: I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    You will need the U-bolts and top plates. The ones on a 1/2-ton are too small. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Other than that, and a crossover U-joint in the back, it's a bolt in affair. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    I'm a little skeptical on the 4" with 36's deal. I'm running a 3" lift with some 315/75's and a decent amount of trimming and they hit pretty hard on the trail when I'm turning. Of course there's no end to the sheet metal you can remove on a GM but keep in mind it'll take a good bit of metal removal to make it work. You will need to cut back the inner fender a bit too. It's not really a big deal, just extra cutting.
     
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    Re: I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    I'm currently runnng those same Hummer tires on a 4" lift. I've cutout my front fenders. Before that, I hit them every time I went off road & some times even on road. Anyway, just my $0.02.
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    Re: I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    Well, I've decided to put a 3" body lift on it to clear the tires...I don't wheel very hardcore, so it should do fine. Thanks to all for the advice!
     
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    Re: I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    I would leave the swaybar connected and move the bumpstops down then. Post a pic when you're done. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: I\'m swapping in a 14 bolt...swap questions...

    You know I tried leaving the swaybar hooked up on this last trip to keep the tires out of the fenders and the ride quality was so bad I unhooked it and drove more careful to keep the front axle from twisting too much. I was much happier that way than beating myself up with the bar hooked up.
     

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