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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2002, 09:33 PM
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this might be a dumb ? but i am kinda new to this

i have a 1989 S-15 Jimmy with a 4.3 liter 700R-4 tranny and my torsion bars are cranked and longer shackles in the rear , running 31x10.5x15 on stock wheels. my ? is how much wider would it be if i stuck some full size axles under this little truck? just curious cuz i have a 10 bolt for the front and a 10 bolt for the rear, out of a 1987 K-5 Blazer, has anyone ever thought of doing this? or am i just trying to accomplish the impossible? just seems to me it would give the truck more stability while off-roading, and prolly a softer ride them my IFS [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] , thanks for everyones time,

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Re: this might be a dumb ? but i am kinda new to this

Go check the members rigs at www.s10-4x4.org. There's a couple of trucks with fullsize axles. My old roommate is in the process of swapping K5 axles onto a 2wd S-10 right now. The tires will just about start outside the fender and extend from there, not a bad thing for offroad but maybe not popo-freindly. Even with cutouts and possibly wheels with a higher offset, the tires will stick way out. I don't have cutouts and have an early Bronco rear and the 33's stick out about 5" from the body.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2002, 11:58 PM
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Re: this might be a dumb ? but i am kinda new to this

the K-5 axles have the pumpkin on the wrong side too. You might be best off to see if someone is willing to swap off those 10s for a set of Dana 44s from a vintage bronco (I heard that Scout IIs ran 44s as well, I just don't know if they used a Driver's side pumpkin.) If all else fails, a Dana 30 from a YJ, TJ or XJ ought to work too, but they're a touch weak for the bigger meats. They should hold fine with 31s strapped on, but i wouldn't go much bigger than 33"
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2002, 08:45 AM
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thanks for the input, i guess i'll have to think of some other way to FUBAR my S-15 Jimmy [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] hehehe thanks again everyone, for detering my crazy ideas, of keeping me busy for the next 2 years on that project, thanks again

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dont deter, get it awn, I want to go fullsize on mine also, but I am lookin for a drivers side d44 or d60 before I do it, I already straight axled my junk, I love it best thing I could have ever done to the truck!!!!!!!!!
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Re: this might be a dumb ? but i am kinda new to this

HAAAGH! DO IT! DO IT! Just find something with a left pumpkin. I scored a Dana 44 w/ 6 lug pattern off an old Wagoneer Limited. It's gonna be too wide, but it's gonna be BEEFY. gonna run with the AMC20 off the same Waggy in the rear until I can find another 44, or a 14 bolt. that 20 has the 1 piece shafts too [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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