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Old August 20th, 2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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would it be better on my 90 k2500 to have a solid front axle or what i have know
how hard would it be to switch it can i just flip the axle so the drive shaft on the axle will be on the ds or would it need to be modofied on the inside
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nice to know they make a kit can i use an entire chevy frame will it bolt to my body one from like a 79 or 82 chevy has anyone ever done this before
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nice to know they make a kit can i use an entire chevy frame will it bolt to my body one from like a 79 or 82 chevy has anyone ever done this before
the frames a dif width i have seen other people put the older frames under a newer body but they never see road use. if you go solid axle look for a ford axle the drop will be on the driver side.
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will it make a diffarence which side the drop is on can i just flip the axle
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Are you serious?

Yes, a solid axle is better.

No, you cannot just "flip" an axle to get the pumpkin on the right side.
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Why would you want to flip anything when driver-drop axles are available? The vast majority of high-pinion axles are driver-drop and stronger anyway.
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Why would you want to flip anything when driver-drop axles are available? The vast majority of high-pinion axles are driver-drop and stronger anyway.
I don't know PP, I think I'm gonna flip my rear D60 so it's high pinion. The pumpkin's in the middle so it won't matter. Just cut and weld my spring perches on the other side and I should have the job done in 30 minutes.

Actually, now that I think about this some more, this would be the ideal way for stock CJs to go SOA AND High Pinion without ever having to cut or weld..... :tonka:
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I thought if you flipped 60's there were lubrication (or lack of) issues?
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if you flip a 60 over you just get 09

now what happened to the other 51


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well i have a chevy truck rolling chassis but driveshaft is on the ps mine is on the ds and i want to keep my trans mine is 32 spline the older ones that drop on the ps are not so either need a ds axle or a transfercase to fit my trans with a ps driveshaft and funds are limited so i was trying to use parts i have if possible might be easier to use an older transfercase if there is a way to make it fit my trans or use an older trans and tcase but mine is rebuilt or just get a ds drop axle which years of truck have ds drop solid axle what is the best axle to look for

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Old August 30th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #12
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which years of truck have ds drop solid axle what is the best axle to look for
1. You need to locate the . (period) button on your keyboard.

2. Search Google for HP60.
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found this to be very helpfull http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...ad.php?t=59097
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offroad unlimited makes a straight axel swap kit for newer chevy's, I can let ya know how good mine goes when I'm done wiht it, although I have to start on it first. IIRC to run a older style chevy solid axle you can use a np 208 t case from a mid 80's chevy that came with the 700r4 trans (I'm assuming thats whats in your 90) with out having to buy adapters or anything, should bolt in but don't take my word for it, call the guys at advance adapters or some place similar.
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Yes, it told you to look for what I told you to look for - a HPD60. :tonka:
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i had a 700 r4 i now have a 465 from an 88 k2500 i dont like autos at all
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learnum to speakum. If he wants to flip the damn axle, let him flip it. He'll just find out the not-so-easy way to go about this and make a better choice next time. :miff:
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learnum to speakum. If he wants to flip the damn axle, let him flip it. He'll just find out the not-so-easy way to go about this and make a better choice next time. :miff:
Its not "Easy vs. Not-So-Easy". Its "Work vs. Won't Work". You can't flip the axle - it will rotate in the wrong direction. The front axle will be driving backwards and the rear axle will be driving forward.
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Then how do you put reverse in a car? Axles rotate both ways. I thought as previously mentioned it was an oiling issue.
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Then how do you put reverse in a car? Axles rotate both ways. I thought as previously mentioned it was an oiling issue.

I can't even believe you actually posted that. Go spend a few years here: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/automobile.htm

IF YOU FLIP AN AXLE UPSIDE DOWN, THE WHEELS WILL BE ROTATING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THINK ABOUT IT.

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