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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 10:02 PM
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1/2 ton to full ton?

Ok I thought about this and I'm just wondering how difficult it is to do. Say you have 1/2 ton running gear (1/2 ton IFS w/ six lug and a sf 14 bolt) how hard would it be to put in 1 ton axles (1 ton IFS w/ 8 lug and ff 14 bolt)? New knuckles possibly? New driveshaft? What would kind of work would be required to make that work?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2004, 12:04 AM
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Re: 1/2 ton to full ton?

Well you can put a new rear end (14 bolt) with springs pretty easy. But the front IFS would not be worth doing im not sure if its even possible.
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Re: 1/2 ton to full ton?

Front 1 ton IFS diff is a different size, nothing really bolts up, not worth the hassle. Swap in a D60 1 ton straight axle.
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Re: 1/2 ton to full ton?

dhcomp is right. And even if you could fabricate it up to do it, the geometry and alignment would have to be PERFECT or you would chewing stuff up. Swapping in a Straight axle is the best solution.
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