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91 Chevy Suburban 10 bolt SFA swap to 89 Chevy k1500 IFS possible

Discussion in 'Axles + Brakes' started by llmacgregor, May 21, 2011.

  1. llmacgregor

    llmacgregor Newbie

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    So this is one of the last year solid front axles for the Suburban 1991. I was curious if it was maybe a good canidate for a SAS for my truck to achive a more durable front end for offroad. The carrier is on the passenger side.

    Ive been kicking this idea around and ive heard a late 70's ford d44 is a good way to go for a sas, but havent found one yet.

    I found this...200 bucks, looks good, I could fab hangers, shackles, and move the spring perches if possible. But im not sure how the front driveline, and steering setup would go.

    http://bellingham.craigslist.org/pts/2394207088.html


    Any information on the possibility of this swap would be greatly appretiated.

    thanks
    -Luke

    89 scsb Chevy k1500

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  2. ndians68

    ndians68 I'm Awesome

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    you would have to swap transfer cases also cause these trucks are on the drivers side
     
  3. blackcoffee

    blackcoffee I'm Awesome

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    I don't think a 10 bolt would be the best canidate for a SAS. It might be "easier" since some of the parts might match up or something but I don't think it would be worth it. But hey if its good enough for a 1500 suburban in the front I guess it might be stronger then a 10 bolt rear end?
     
  4. thz71

    thz71 Stock SUCKS!

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    Its the same axle as the rear 10 bolt id keep looking for a better candidate 10 bolts are weak
     

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