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Narrowing Axles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I'm looking into having a set of 1 tons narrowed. Chances are I'm just going to get the shafts cut and resplined unless I can find an alternative. Anybody have any ideas on doing this?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Be careful, some axles shafts don't have the material to use when you cut and respline. For instance, take a look at a 14 bolt and you will see the shaft is slightly smaller than the splined area.
     
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    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    whats wrong wayne? not gonna tell em what its for?

    keep the full width.. to hel1 with the jeep thing. keep it stable, and replacement shafts will be cheaper

    Ryan
     
  4. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Can't keep it full width and stay street legal. What's the plan for your dad's project with 1 tons?

    BTW so everybody knows, the plan is to stuff them under a JEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    i think we have him talked into outboarding the springs and keeping it full width. The way it SHOULD be!

    later
     
  6. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    wayne just came out of the closet bwahahahaha
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Use two short 14 bolt shafts and narrow it 6". That'll get the WMS to WMS in at 61"...

    Rene
     
  8. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Hey Ryan, just remember I will still have a 1 ton K5 sitting in the driveway. At least I'm not totally selling out since the Jeep will basically be a GM with a smaller lighter skin with much better visibility. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Hum, never thought of that.
     
  10. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    wayne, there are certain jeep guys i dont mind.
    You,
    Stock BoB,
    My PoP.
    anyone in a cj-8

    Ryan
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    You forgot our trail guide from the UCP run. Although we did wind up with 1 a-hole in our group and it figures he was in a Jeep. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    you didnt like the guide....or the guy in the red yj?

    i thought that the guide in the cherokee was a nice fella.

    RYan
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    The guide was great, the one in the red YJ was ok but the one in the tan YJ was an a$$.
     
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    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    right...there were 4 jeeps... not including my dad. yeah that tan guy was stoopid

    Ryan
     
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    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Hummer Rims and widen the body /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

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