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Old October 19th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Anybody do a home build unit bearing to cup and cone?

Wanting to do a superduty axle to a normal 60 cup and cone bearing set-up. Anybody do one. The kits are to much. Why dump a grand into an axle that is selling for $6-800.
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Can you swap ball joints out from a 97 era axle to a SD one? Seems it maybe the same size ball joints?
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Not sure but if it was as easy as running down to autozone with some regular bearing part numbers to do the swap then the kits wouldn't cost a grand.
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I know its not bolt on with factory parts. I have a full machine shop to build/reshape whats needed. Didnt want to reinvent the wheel if a DIY person has completed the job. Or maybe he threw the hands in the air and said fukc it. With the 4 stud mount you would think you could turn a standard spindle to fit the step in the knuckle and find a way to attach it.
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Can you swap ball joints out from a 97 era axle to a SD one? Seems it maybe the same size ball joints?
this will work. i know a guy that will trade all your outers for his '96 outers( spindle style) knuckles,unit bearing,brakes,axle shaft.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 08:08 AM   #6
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Can you swap ball joints out from a 97 era axle to a SD one? Seems it maybe the same size ball joints?
Ive heard that a few times also. But if it was that easy seems more guys would do it. Units take a shit way to easy.
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