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soild axle swap into ifs suburban

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MountainJeeep, May 4, 2006.

  1. MountainJeeep

    MountainJeeep Registered Member

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    ok first of all State Farm Insurance rocks!!!!

    Secondly I am thinking about converting a 96 suburban into a family style rock rig.

    My biggest concerns are mating a sm465 to the engine (dunno if later model engines work like the old 350's) and removing the independant front suspension and swapping in a solid axle (dana 60).

    I will get my insurance check later this week, and hope to start buying all the parts and pieces for this project asap.

    any info on the sas would be appreciated.
     
  2. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    the sm465 will bolt to the engine jsut like anyother manual transmission, just make sure you use the right flywheel because you have the newer engine with the one peice rear main seal
     
  3. Jimbo*

    Jimbo* 1/2 ton status

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    The 465 you want isn't the common one everyone has-- the case is the same, but the top cover is different. I have the 465, adapter, and 241C driver drop transfer case out of an 89 1-ton IFS available, but you might consider an NV4500, and then the transfer case depending on which front axle you get.
    Jimbo
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    beater_k20 Banned

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    damn you! suddenly i'm reconsidering dropping my C1500.:mad:




    :haha:

    its good to see ORU finally has some competition. any idea what the lift from the brackets alone will net you? (ie- ORU brackets give 3" of lift, 6" springs = 9" lift)
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    IIRC, the conversion brackets net you 3"-4" of lift.
     
  7. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    2"-3"
    2" from firsthand experience.
     

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