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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2000, 03:06 AM
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What axles do I use

I am looking to put a solid axle on my 85 s10 p/u and was wondering what i should use. I don't think I want to go full size but thats where I need the help. Anybody?? thanx

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2000, 09:35 AM
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Re: What axles do I use

I am using a Reverse cut Dana 30 from a 93 YJ. The YJ dana 30's are what Stage West uses in their kits. I am starting to document my progress (not done yet) on my website. http://home.att.net/~fullreveresal

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Re: What axles do I use

I think the transfer case front output shaft on all S-10's is on the driver's side. The front differential on all solid axle Chevy's was on the passenger's side; therefore an older Chevy front axle won't work in your truck.

However, phord and Dodge did use solid front axles (Dodge still does) with diffs on the driver's side. You could use one of these, but you'd have to have the axle tubes and half-shafts shortened (unless you want that wide-stance look). I actually saw an S-10 a little while back with full length full size axles in it and big (35" class) tires. It looked pretty good!

If you are going to beat up on the truck, shoot for a Dana 44 front axle. The only ones I've seen are 6 lug, though.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2000, 01:38 PM
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Re: What axles do I use

The D-44 out of a grand Cherokee FS or grand wagoneer NON WIDE TRACK is what you want.. It is the proper width and the diff is on the driver side.. Only problem is the 6 lug.. I found a company that will fill and redrill both the shafts and the disks for $160.. Look on the FS Jeep list and I have a list of years and model numbers to look for.. Try and stay away from the Vac dissconect versions but there is a conversion for them too..


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