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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DesertDueler, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to buy a 75 GMC k20 today for a tow vehicle. I will use it to tow my Firebird, and my Blazer when I head the Moab. My question is should I take those axles and put them in my Jimmy , and take the Jimmys axles and put them in the truck, or should I just leave it alone? The k20 has a 14 bolt FF and dana 44 front. My Jimmy has 10 bolts front and rear.

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  2. Pugsley

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    I'd leave the truck be, and get a different set of crawler axles for the Jimmy - 10 bolts aren't much for towing.

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  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If you are going to do only towing with the K20, leave the axles in there. Those "puny" 10B's would not survive towing jobs for very long.

    If I were you, I would find another set of 3/4 ton axles for the Blazer. No sense in taking out one set and 'luckily' finding another set later to reinstall back into the truck. [​IMG]

    "Good things come to those who wait!" [​IMG]

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  4. CaptCrunch

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    Yup... I second or uh thrid all that [​IMG]

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  5. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I agree that you're better off leaving the bigger axles in your new tow vehicle, but I have to disagree with the statement that "10 bolts aren't much for towing"(sorry, Pugsley[​IMG]). My 84 tows my trailer all through the Candian Rockies every summer and those "puny"(tsktsk, wes[​IMG]) 10 bolts have done a good job. Mind you, I do regular gear oil changes and don't abuse the truck.

    Just thought I'd throw that tidbit in............



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  6. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    [​IMG] LMAO!!!

    I guess some people have better luck with the "puny" 10B's than others do!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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