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what is a good axel to swap to

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78yellowchev, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. 78yellowchev

    78yellowchev Registered Member

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    what would be a good cost effective axel (front and rear)
    to use with 35 inch tires currently they are half tons it is a 1978 chev pickup
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    what kinda wheeling you plan to do? how much $$$ you have to work with. Your current 44 and 12 bolt should be fine for weak to mild stuff. but as everyone on this site will tell you get a 14 in the rear. bullitproof and cheap. and to match the front either spend the dough and get a dana60($1,200 or so) to make the front as strong as you can too. Or you can swap out the backingplates, rotors and what not from a 3/4 ton. then you have to step up to either 16.5 rims or get 15" with 8 lug and do some grinding to clear the front. Just my .02 cents

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  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Leave 'em.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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