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Solid Axle Swap on a 1998 chevy silverado 1500

Discussion in 'Chevy/GMC 4x4' started by WillDaBeast69, Jan 18, 2011.


  1. WillDaBeast69

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    hey yall,
    i was hoping someone could help me out with some ideas/suggestions for doing a solid axle swap on my chevy k1500. such as axles, gears, lockers, etc. be awesome if someone could help me out.

    thanks,
    will:D
     

  2. outalne94z71

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    well we need more information, like tire size you plan on and what type of wheeling you plan on doing, what transmission you have(auto or manual)

    is it a reg cab or extended cab, short or long box?
     

  3. WillDaBeast69

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    oh ok sorry.

    -its a 1998 chevy silverado k1500, ext. cab, short bed, z71, 5.7l 350 vortec, auto tranny, stock tcase (possible swap for turbo 400)
    -the plan is to run 40s on 17 or 18in rims, wheeling will consist of mainly rocks, mud, and some sand.
    -i will probably end up doing a coil system up front with leafs in rear
    btw the lower the cost of all this, the better...

    if u need more info dont be afraid to bitch at me haha kinda new to all this
     
  4. crow5716

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    the np241 and 4L60 should be fine. You'll want to find a 78-79 Ford 1 ton front end. The HP Dana 60. Any GM 1 ton rear end would work. 14bff would be nice. 5.13's on gears wouldn't be a bad choice either. Just throwing in my 2 cents

    -crow
     
  5. outalne94z71

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    since you are in IL and looking at the same route as gone before, contact JohnnyU
    http://www.pavementsucks.com/board/user-JohnnyU
    he is also in IL and went with a coil spring sas

    here is his build
    http://www.pavementsucks.com/board/thread-My-Build-Thread-1991-Chevy-1-ton-s-on-coil-springs

    you are definitely talking 1 ton range with that tire size and 5:13 gear should be about right with your overdrive, a th400 is really not an option with your obdII system and would be a step backward, i would just build that 4l60e you have now, my 94 had a 4l60e and 4:10 gear with 35's and was a pooch, was even worse with 40's but it did get it moving.

    you are going to need a t-case swap
     
  6. outalne94z71

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    1/2 ton did not have the np 241 in 98, it had a 243 or 246 depending if it has autotrak
     
  7. WillDaBeast69

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    well seeing as i just got some work done on my rear axle... i kinda want to keep that for a while. is that even possible with that size of tires? and couldnt i just change up the gearing
     
  8. outalne94z71

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    if it was a street queen, its possible, do you have the 8.5 or the 9.5 rear?


    you really need 1 tons to even think of wheeling 40's
     
  9. WillDaBeast69

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    mmkkk.

    and i dont know. all i no is that its a 10 bolt rear. so dana 44 i think?
     
  10. outalne94z71

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    the 10 bolt is the 8.5 and should be avoided, the 9.5 is a 14 bolt semi floating axle, while it is far better than the 10 bolt it still is a small axle for that tire size.

    tho 10.5 14 bolt full floater you can get for around $100 and is stronger than a dana 70, it is also cheaper for all upgrade parts
     
  11. WillDaBeast69

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    dam dude. thats awesome. dont they put those on the 3/4 ton trucks
     
  12. WillDaBeast69

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    oh and also my buddy said he could sell me an 80 somin jeep wagoneer dana 44 front axle idk what to offer him for a fair price...i was thinkin like 80 bucks. or if that axle would work. i figured id have to get different breaks/lines etc. ne ideas with that. oh and id probably do a 37 or 38in tire then
     
  13. outalne94z71

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    jeep axle is low pinion and you cant do the crossover steering properly on it and is really limited to 35" tires, if you are going to sas you should just save the headaches and go 77-79 ford dana 60 the first time and be done with it
     
  14. 8=D

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    you need to do some research and stop asking so many damn stupid questions.

    get a tape measure out, does the jeep axle even look close to the right width? NO! The jeep already comes with inverted 'T' cross over steering, but you would need a flat top passenger side knuckle from a ~74-79 FSJ or GM dana 44 for full hi steer, but that is a moot point cause the axle wont work anyways.

    If your worried about keeping your rear axle because you had some 'work' done to it, whatever the fuck that means.... then you really don't have a budget to do won tons and coils.

    Google axles for a while, check or Mr. N's guide to axles (wealth of info on D44's) and billavista write ups on pirate.

    Lemme break it down for ya.

    Front D60 will be in the $1500-2000 range built. That is the AXLE ALONE. Your looking in the $5K range for a 1 ton swap done properly (tires, drive shafts, coils, etc) on a $3k TOPS truck.
     
  15. WillDaBeast69

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    alright dude jesus christ! i posted it for help not to be bitched at.
     
  16. outalne94z71

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    i think he found some piss in his cheerios again :rotfl:
     
  17. WillDaBeast69

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    haha seriously man
     
  18. outalne94z71

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    btw the truck is worth more than 3k, kbb values it at $7300 :D
     
  19. WillDaBeast69

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    haha ik dude. it was listed at 5600 and i payed 3800 XD
     
  20. crow5716

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    I spent almost $15,000 on my sas. But it also included a lot more then the axle swap.

    -crow
     

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