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Offline 07montecarlo

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axle swap
« on: June 07, 2009, 12:50:51 PM »
i have a person that wants to sell a 12t axle out of a 4 x 4,axles have 6 lugs..can i just swap my 12t 2 wheel drive 5 lug axles into this 4 x 4 rear?reason is his is stock limited slip with a 3:73 gear set,would be cheaper than new eaton and gearset with rebuild kit,has receipts of being rebuilt 2 yrs ago and an old man so dont think he was abusive (i probably will be though ;) )

Offline VileZambonie

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Re: axle swap
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 03:01:10 PM »
You mean 1/2 ton? If their the same axle assemblies the shafts will swap.
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Offline 07montecarlo

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Re: axle swap
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 05:54:00 AM »
they are both 1/2 ton axles

Offline HAULIN IT

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Re: axle swap
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 09:12:46 AM »
One thing to keep in mind, if it's a stock "limited slip" from anything newer than about 1975, you are not comparing apples to apples. It may serve your perpose however a Gov lock is not near as strong or as good working as an Eaton unit. Lorne