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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2004, 10:31 AM
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Chevota conversion ***Please Help***

I have an 87' Toyota Pickup with a 22r which I had spinning 33's untill I blew the head gasket. I want to spin bigger tires but my motor and axles won't handle the stress. I am planning on swapping in the motor, tranny, and drive train from a GMC/Chevy pickup. I was wondering which models would have the strongest axles (preferably Dana) to spin 36's, and motor with the best power to weight. Any info on GM drive train and motors would be appriciated.

Thanks, Bill

P.S. I don't have a problem with stuffing a V8 into my truck, however I don't know if the extra power is worth the weight.
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Re: Chevota conversion ***Please Help***

You have a pass side front diff. Look for a 3/4 or 1 ton, older SFA style. Look for a 10 bolt or D44 or D60 in the front and anywhere from a 10,12,14 Semi floater,14 Full floater in the rear.
There are government surplus trucks out there that have a D60 and 14 bolt FF with a Detroit. You may want to find something like that.
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