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MundusPax
06-23-2005, 04:41 PM
Hey Guys
I have a '96 Chevy K1500 ExCab 350 vortec, now I have IFS/10bolt
Thinking of doing IFS swap with another 10bolt ('80s chevy)
Moderate off-road, no extreme rock crawling or deep mud
Will the axles last with 35" tires and 4.56 gears ?

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'96 K1500, 350 vortec, 6" rancho modified, XD9000I WARN, Shackle flip, 33x12.5/15x10 and more

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stuckle
06-23-2005, 08:03 PM
well. Im planing on doing the same swap on my truck. Im gona go with a corp 14 int he rear tho, and then prob a dana 44 in the front. Strong and can handle the 38.5's im gona though on it....

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BeerBaron666
06-23-2005, 08:15 PM
Depends on the tires you run also, will you run just a AT or an MT and what width or will you run a 35 16 15 bogger or something else that heavy trust me it make a differance and will your run a locker in the front or back?

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stuckle
06-23-2005, 08:19 PM
me, im runnin detroit locker

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MundusPax
06-23-2005, 08:31 PM
Dana 44/10 bolt is same thing isn't it ?
I have BFGoodrich 35x12.5x15 A/Ts
thinking of e-locker in rear and limited slip in front
Should be fine for few years eh ?

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'96 K1500, 350 vortec, 6" rancho modified, XD9000I WARN, Shackle flip, 33x12.5/15x10 and more

BAD day wheeling is still better than a good day at work

DanB
06-24-2005, 02:58 AM
i had 10 bolt front with bald 35 bf all terrians i broke 3 of those crappy axle.. upgraded to d60 havent broke yet except for locking hub

pumpkin
06-24-2005, 03:26 AM
I've been running 35 Mud TA's and an open 44 for years and have only lost one axle due to a bad 25 year old u joint.

ottoman
06-24-2005, 05:56 PM
i had a 10 bolt with 373's and 38.5 boggers and broke 1 axle u-joint in a year of abuse and lack of maintenance

HEAVY METAL
06-24-2005, 06:03 PM
i've been thru three sets of d44 axles since jan 1st

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redneck_justice
06-24-2005, 06:59 PM
yep gave up on danna 44's with 35's broke to many with the hp i was runnin but never drove it like a white man either

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m j
06-24-2005, 07:00 PM
for a SAS on an IFS chev keeping the original transfer case you will need a Ford front axle

35s are about the limit of a d44, you will break them a bit
they do not live with 38.5s in my experience

you should practice disassembly in the driveway a few times to familiarize yourself with it
coat every fastener with neversieze as well as the spindle/knuckle mating surface

I have a couple of images from rebuilding the knuckles on my latest d60f that will give you a bit of a hint as to what is inside a steering knuckle
http://www3.telus.net/mjmillar/4x4/81K30-d60/

MundusPax
06-27-2005, 05:29 PM
M_J
you said Ford axle because of driver side transfer case right ?
Do you also know if NP205 will fit in my truck ? a buddy of mine offered me one for FREE :-)


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'96 Chevy K1500

BAD day wheeling is still better than a good day at work

m j
06-27-2005, 08:22 PM
yes I said Ford axle because of the stock Chev transfer case.
that and Ford always has the best running gear.

what did the 'free' 205 come out of?
what transmission do you have or plan to use? auto or manual?
putting a 205 into an older chev can be a chore.
easier to swap a matching transmission/transfer-case combo IMO

contrary to common opinion chev stuff does not swap easily
they used a bunch of oddball spline counts between the tranny and transfer-case.
so before you start to adapt a 205 you have to know what spline counts are in the transmission and if there is a stock application 205 that used a matching input spline.
chev np205 female inputs are 27 or 32 spline, Ford used 31, Dodge used 29 and ??

much easier to leave your transmission and transfer case alone and use a Ford hi pinion axle

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ottoman
06-27-2005, 09:17 PM
you also have to consider the length of the out put shaft and which cuppler you are using

MundusPax
06-28-2005, 01:54 PM
Great info guys, Thanks a lot [h]
I have a 4L60E tranny and NP241 transfer case (push button switching)
so the Ford axle would be the easiest fit I guess
I would love to run my 350vortec with ZF S6-650 6-speed manual or NV4500 5-speed manual and NP205 if I could, but that's just a wish and would require lots on work.[:p]

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'96 Chevy K1500

BAD day wheeling is still better than a good day at work

ottoman
06-28-2005, 02:05 PM
the buget is the main factor to help you choose what drive train parts you will be running

MudRam
06-30-2005, 02:09 AM
you could always put in a midmount 205 it would make it easy to put in any tranny you want....you've got a longer wheelbase so your rear driveshaft angle shouldnt be a problem

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ottoman
07-02-2005, 08:32 PM
but then you have another drive shaft to worry about snapping u-joints in

shockless
07-18-2005, 05:45 AM
quote:Ford always has the best running gear.

sooo true[22]

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