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ORU Kit, noob question

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by k5 krawler 50, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, i'm looking at getting the ORU Kit, and i have a chevy 60 that i want to use. The ORU Kit is 32.5 on center, where as the chevy axle is 31.5-32 center of spring pad width, and i'm wondering if i'm going to run into any problems with this? Has any one tried this before with the ORU kit? Thanks for the help.
    Cory
     
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    I have a GM 60 with the ORU kit in my 89. When you order the kit, they ask you what axle you are gonna run. They only have kit for GM and Ford axles, either 32 or 36 pad width.
     
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    well i knew they had the two diff. kits, i just thought that the chevy spring pad width was diff. then the ford? You didnt have any problems with lining everything up then? I'm looking at buying a used set that was set up for the 32.5 spring pad width, and i just wanted to make sure that the install of a chevy axle would be alright? Thanks for your help.
     
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    They make only two kits, either 78-79 Ford HP, whether 44 or 60 and for any GM axle, and for the newer style Fords. I didn't have any problems putting mine in. With the 12" or the 4". Biggest thing that I had was the brackets were a little too close together, had the spread them to get the springs to go in. Other than that, (and the cost of buying them new) don't have any major probs with them.
     
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    Cool thanks for your help
     
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    dodge was the odd ball just a bit off size. the 78-79 hpfords and gm are the same.
     
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    i still dont like that kit :deal:

    if i were to buy a kit , which i wont... to me the ORU looks more solid than this new company's design, so $200 more for the ORU wouldnt imo be all that bad, but its still too much for 4 brackets and backing plates
     

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