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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2001, 04:26 AM
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94 sierra want to change axles from 5 to6 lugs

I have a 94 gmc sierra slt 1500 2wd I want to change the drive axles in my rear end from 5 to six lug pattern like on the 2500 series. do the axles and drums of the 2500 fit my stock rear end? fom what model years can I used? can I used the front rotors of 2500 6 lugs?
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Re: 94 sierra want to change axles from 5 to6 lugs

Well the 2500 whould use the 14 bolt Semi-floater rear end, So I whould guess the drums etc whould not blot onto your 10 bolt rear, That is a compleate guess though. However if you just got the 14 bolt out of the 2500 truck and swaped out your 10 bolt for it it whould bolt right in and you'd get a much stronger axle in the process. And I don't have a clue about he front end, So hopefully someone lese will know.
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Re: 94 sierra want to change axles from 5 to6 lugs

mine is a 1500 4x4 and it has 6 lug wheels, and its a 10 bolt rear. other words you don't have to get them off of a 2500, if you can't afford to get a 14 bolt axle (1200 or so bucks) try and get just the 10 bolt axle shafts (75 bucks each), make sure your spline count matches though, i know that there are at least two different once, don't know which one is used with what though.
as for the front end, you would have to get the spindles, if you go with the one off of a 4x4 you would have to check the mounting, get the end piece of the CV joint (to hold the bushing in place even though you don't have the front drive) and make sure it all clears. doubt if the front would work though so you might be better off going with the 2500 2wd spindles.
And why would you want to get the 6 lug anyways? that smells rice to me, all show no go, if you want to hide the fact that you have 5 lugs just get yourself rims or smething that hide the fact, probaboly could get that done cheaper and get nice rims while at it.

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