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Solid axle swap

Postby Huntoon323 [OP] » Jan 04 2012, 1:34am

Im looking for info on doing a solid axle swap on My 1990 silverado 1500 any info would be appreciated. thanks
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Re: Solid axle swap

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 04 2012, 11:14pm

That will be a pretty expensive and in depth change. It probably is not going to be worth the investment.
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Postby gmctruckguy » Jan 05 2012, 12:17am

It's not that bad, lots of info on the web. You handy with a torch and welder? It is labour intensive though.
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Re: Solid axle swap

Postby Z71Silvy » Jan 05 2012, 12:38am

Powerblock recently did this on a full size blazer - there are companies out there that specialize in providing the hardware needed for this swap. Here is one episode (see link below for free), I bet if you search around more you can find episode 1 where they actually do the swap - if not, you can always buy the episodes from SpikeTV

http://www.spike.com/full-episodes/2nq8 ... n-3-ep-152

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