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new medium duty solid axle D70 chevy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ou8mud2, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. ou8mud2

    ou8mud2 Banned

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    anyone scene/swapped one of these nasty's in yet?
    GM finally got their s@#$ together
    89 Jimmy 350TBI 700R4 208 10bf 12br 4.10s & 38s
     
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    Yes, ive seen them. A little wide for a practical swap.
     
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    yeah ive seen a few, but might be a while before anyone gets their hands of one of those. I think the ring gear is like 10 3/4 or something bigger than a 14bolt:eek: I dont know how many after market parts your going to be able to get for it. A well build d60 would be just as good for our truck
     
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    ya it is bigger than the 14ff Petersens just had a article on it, its only a 10 lug right now, dont know how hard that would be to change.
     
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    this is like the 2nd or 3rd time this has been discussed on here.

    the axle has 8 lugs, not 10. that was a bonehead mistake on their staff's part...the truck in the article even has 8 lugs, lol. however i think its a larger 8 lug pattern and not the conventional 8x6.5. it also is high pinion and has some interesting looking dual piston brakes, and the tie rod is behind the diff. however, it has ball joints:confused:
    it would be neat to take a look at one, though.
     

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