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questions about one toning the k5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 69K5, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    <font color="blue"> </font color> Well I found a 14 bolt 8 lug rear axel out of a 78 for $150.00 today. dont know what gears but i can swap them if nothing else. What are my options for the front axel besides building up the D44? $1000 and up for a front dana 60 is absoloutley out of the question.

    thanks again for all the help

    Nathan /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif


    <font color="black"> </font color> lots of question just trying to keep it in one post.

    If i swap in one ton axels do I have to swap in one tone springs also?

    Are one tons ok for a Daily driver?

    What size gears for a dd with 35's? 4 10's?

    Whats a good price for a dana 60 or 14 ff?

    Which is better and easier to find parts for?

    Does my front axel have to match the rear (eg d44 and d60?) other than gears?

    Will my 350 pull the one ton stuff?

    Is it better to leave the 8 lug stuff? i prefer the 6.

    thanks
    69K5
    nathan <font color="red"> </font color>
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    If i swap in one ton axels do I have to swap in one tone springs also?

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    No.
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    Are one tons ok for a Daily driver?


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    Absolutely.
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    What size gears for a dd with 35's? 4 10's?

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    Totally depends on tranny - w/o overdrive, that would be o.k. (maybe a little high) w/ overdrive, I wouldn't hesitate to put in 4.56/4.88
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    Whats a good price for a dana 60 or 14 ff?

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    Dana 60 (I'm assuming you mean front) - $1000 would be a GOOD price if it's in swappable condition
    14 bolt ff (rear - only 14 bolt available) - $250 max
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    Which is better and easier to find parts for?


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    Corp 14 bolt for sure
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    Does my front axel have to match the rear (eg d44 and d60?) other than gears?


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    No, dana 44's came in the front of trucks w/ 14 bolt out back, 10 bolts with 12's, etc.
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    Will my 350 pull the one ton stuff?


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    No problem - it's all about the gearing and matching the rpm's with the power curve
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    Is it better to leave the 8 lug stuff? i prefer the 6.


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    It's very uncommon to convert 1 ton axles to 6 lug. Not cost efficient/easy. Keep it 8 lug and buy new wheels. You'll be ahead moneywise in the end.
     
  3. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    1.no

    2.yes

    3.4.10's is good

    4.$1200 for a 60 $300 for a 14

    5.60 parts will be more expensive

    6.no

    7.yes

    8.8 lug
     
  4. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Well, looks like I beat you to it /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    At least we agree - impressive!
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Are one tons ok for a Daily driver?

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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif ROTFLMFAO!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    No, they are not ok for a daily driver if you are looking for good fuel economy!! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    This pic of my '85 K30, is my daily driver.

    And yes, it has a 454 and gets crappy mileage. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif But thats the price you pay for horsepower, torque and uniqueness from owning and driving a true 1 ton. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    All of the above plus you will LOVE the stopping power of the 1 ton.
     
  7. 69K5

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    Thanks everybody! looks like i will go with the 14 ff and i will post some tranny questions to decide on the 4.10's. i have 3.73's already. glad to see every one pretty well was together on these.i guess i will have to sell my brand new 6 lug rockcrawlers and get some 8 lug.

    thanks again

    nathan
     

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