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Will it bolt up?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudFrog, Jul 5, 2001.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    I'm assuming yes, but will a rear axle out of my 89 K5 bolt straight up into a 90 1/2 ton pickup?

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    Also... anyone know about how much the rear 10 bolt weighs? drum to drum.

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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    No, an 89 K5 is the old body, a 90 P/U is the IFS body. You will need to move spring perches & shock mounts.

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    I'm aware that the 90 is IFS... but spring perches and shockmounts are differen't? Ok.

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    It can't weigh much more than 300lbs. My budy and I picked one up and moved it fairly easily with just the 2 of us. That D70 that replaced it on the other hand...

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    The rear 10 bolt should be about 325 lbs with drums and all.

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    I thought the front was around 350... the 10 bolt front weighs a lot more than the 10 bolt rear... hmmm... well I thought I would be able to ship this thing for $100... guess not.

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