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Old May 11th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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What kind of axles came with newer, I think around a 97, 5.3 liter Silverado's? I will be purchasing the drivetrain soon from one and want to go to fullsize axles and wonder if they will fit the bill.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #2
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IFS front / 10 bolt rear
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ugh, so I take it I need to get a new front, and probably new rear then?
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5.3 wasn't until 99
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Well it is a 5.3, and everything that backs it, I am buying the complete driveline, what kind of tranny and t case came with those motors? Will I have any binding issues with a 6 inch lift with the t case?

Also, one more wickedly bad newb question, what fullsize axles should I start looking for? I want something bigger than a dana 44.

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Danas don't come in half ton Chevy body style you're talking about, as far as I know. Majority of their axles are supplied by American Axle.
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tranny would be a 4l60e, tcase unsure. they used a couple different ones some had the nvg246 autotrac junk...but not sure what the non auttrac was 231? 241?
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I dont want dana axles, I want fullsize, well I would love to go with dana 70's, but 14 bolts are right on as well.
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I dont want dana axles, I want fullsize, well I would love to go with dana 70's, but 14 bolts are right on as well.
Oh...sorry I misread your post. But the axles that come in those are American Axle, nothing you'd want for building a huge rig. How big is your Jeep anyways?

Why don't you try finding a Dodge half ton as a donor vehicle? 94-2001 have Dana 44 front and a Corporate 9.25 rear axle. Older Dodges may have had those axles too, I'm just not 100% positive.
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Older Dodges may have had those axles too, I'm just not 100% positive.
Yep i know the 87 i got mine from had that combo I would assume they go back much farther
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If I am remembering right newer gms rear axle width is quite a bit wider than pre 87 width. Just a thought while your looking for axles.
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