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lift dilema

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85 4x4 shortbed, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. 85 4x4 shortbed

    85 4x4 shortbed Registered Member

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    I have a 85 shortbox(350/700r4/208/10 bolts with 3.08s)I would like to put on a 4" lift with 33x12.5 bfg muds.But I am going to need a gear change,my local 4x4 shop has quoted me 1100$ for front and rear swap to 4.10s.Would I be better off swapping in 3/4 ton axles?Will 4x4 shops do it? What would they charge to swap in?If I swap in 3/4 ton axles I would like a 6" and 35s to get the 14 bolt a little higher.Any opinions on costs of both?
     
  2. J.R.

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    i would go with the 14 bolt, the cost of the swap will depend on the hr. labor rate at the shop. but with the right equipment it only takes a few hrs
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I would do what I did. Simply swap to a stock set of 3/4 ton axles with 4.10s.
     
  4. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    yea, axle swaps are cheaper then gear changes, for the most part, i get by with 3.08's on 33's with my 350\SM465\NP208 with a 12 bolt rear and a 10 bolt front, but id like somthing like 3.73, and if i did that id look for another 12 bolt and 10 bolt combo to install with the 3.73's as long as the bearings and gears are ok, and there is no GOV-bomb in the 12 bolt. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    agreed... make some friends here... learn lots about swaps... get with some local buddies and then do the swap yourself. save yourself a LOT of $$$ and you'll learn a lot more about your rig too...

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