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question about 2.5 ton rockwells

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by unick, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. unick

    unick 1/2 ton status

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    How hard would it be to put a set of these in my K5? Is it worth the trouble of would a D60 and 14Bff be strong enough?


    lmk
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What do you plan on doing with it.Crawling, mudding?
     
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    If you have to ask then you probably shouldnt tackle this job yourself. Sorry to sound like a jerk but thats just my opinion. Its not near as easy bolting in a 14 bolt of dana 60. Lots of planning, welding, cutting, more planning etc. to do it right.
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep,I'm with blue on this one. When you get involved with rockwells it is a whole Different World Now.
     
  5. unick

    unick 1/2 ton status

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    thats exactly what I need to know. Thanx guys
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    if u bought some pre-built (narrowed, disc brakes, new seals and all that crap) rockwell, it wouldnt be hard to run em on a K5. Just need to design a nice 4-link that rode high enough that u could service the diff and ur set. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    With Rockwells there are a lot of issues that you do not have with say dana 60/14bolt FF axles. limited rims,Height,weight,mounting,limited gearing,COST!,
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    you can often find complete/used f/r rockwells over on POR for less than the price of a single chevy D60 front axle. If you ran them at full width and could fab disc brake brackets urself, they really wouldnt be to spendy to run. Gearing in em is perfect... nice and low! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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