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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 10:10 PM
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Need help!! SFA Conversion from ORU

I am going to get the kit to do my 98 chevy. I got a front axle from my buddy it is off his 84 Chevy 1/2 truck is this axle going to work out good for me? I know some of guys have done the conversion beside the axle, shocks, brake lines, what else am I going to need for this? Like what steering setup do i want and what springs is goin to work?
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Heh, not a very good axle. Either a 10 bolt front or a Dana 44. NOT very strong. Won't survive long with anything over 33's. If you are going to spend the money, the general consensis is to get a high pinion Dana 60. More expensive, but worth it in the long run. Anyways, someone who has done it will chime in soon..... [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Re: Need help!! SFA Conversion from ORU

I was at a junk yard today and saw the newer ram's also have a driver's side drop in the front axle...will they work?
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They have the vacuum disconnect which = poo

Anyway, yeah the gm 10 bolt or 44 would work and bolt in usin the 32.5" center pin kit from ORU. Springs from 73-87 chevy 1/2 tons will work, whatever height you want, the oru brackets add 3" of lift so a 4" spring would equal a 7" lift.

For steering, you will need a pitman arm for your steering box, draglink with ends, and a steering arm for your pass. steering knuckle on your axle. The knuckle will have to be milled flat and drilled and tapped for the arm.



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Well are you planning on scraping your Transfer case? Cause you won't be able to use yours with that axle. The Chevy axle you are going to use has the diff on the passenger side and yout t-case has a drivers side output.

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Nah you just use a high angle cv shaft and go from one side to the other [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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heehee...

uhmm, what ryan said about the tcase - get a new one or find another axle.
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Thanks guys. The front that i have i beleve is a 10 bolt and you talked a new t case what am i going to be needing for that?? I dont remember but I was thinkin that the axle was one drive's side to line up right but I dont remember right now. thanks again and if you can think of any thing else that will please let me know.
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Nope, 10 bolt will be a pass. drop axle. You could find a 241 case out of a late 80's early 90's blazer and it should bolt up to your tranny rather easily. Just have re-do your shifter setup since it will be on the wrong side.

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Re: Need help!! SFA Conversion from ORU

Jason,

What do you think the strength camparos on those two t-cases are? Which is stronger his stock 98 t-case or a 241?

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