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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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what is intailed in puting a bravada axles shaft and cv into a regular s-series? with my tax return i maybe ifs lifting my jimmy because i found a deal and my neighbor's got a couple laying around. so my thought is if im going into it that far why not get rid of the stupid vacume actuator.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #2
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drop in replacement.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #3
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sweet so just unbolt from diff re bolt bravada axle and cv and done
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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #4
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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #5
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You should also look into the 231 t-case swap and maybe even an iron front diff for extra durability.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #6
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sweet so just unbolt from diff re bolt bravada axle and cv and done
You are going to have to pull the passenger side front end apart - the control arms need to be separated from the knuckle, CV Axle pulled out, etc.

When you install the 1 piece Bravada shaft you will want to pull the c-clip off the outer end, otherwise you may experience some binding at full droop, at least that is the case for ZR2's.
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You should also look into the 231 t-case swap and maybe even an iron front diff for extra durability.
there was no iron front diff in an IFS truck. he's keeping IFS and just making the front axle fulltime engaged.
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there was no iron front diff in an IFS truck. he's keeping IFS and just making the front axle fulltime engaged.
UH..............yes there was , 5 speed ZR2's had them.
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There is an Iron Front Diff for the S-Series, but GM doesn't even acknowledge their existance.

They can be found on 1995 - 2003 ZR2's that had a 5-speed tranny, and the NP233 (3-button) transfer case.


Good thread on it over on ZR2USA
http://www.zr2usa.com/mboard/index.php?showtopic=10492
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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:48 PM   #10
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im almost positive they had a iron front diff option
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Not an option. GM won't even acknowledge they were ever made.
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well this is news to me. never ever seen one and them were pretty rare it seems.
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well this is news to me. never ever seen one and them were pretty rare it seems.
They are definitely real , I had one but sold it when I moved.
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^^^^


John's an idiot


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Old February 12th, 2010, 07:02 AM   #15
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im getting every thing off the truck he is doing a sas it's from liftedjimmy4x4 on so every thing will be out and easily accesable

hmm i wand an iron diff but i think sas would be better but why couldnt of you kept it john im just down the road right outside mason

also not related to it but how dose the exhaust need modded for the kit? just for front shaft clearance? it's a 5" bds
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