axle swap

Discussion in 'Axles + Brakes' started by Wolafman2, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Wolafman2

    Wolafman2 Newbie

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    hi,i blew the rear diif on my truck, it is a 93 sierra 4x4, i found a rear end with the same gearing that is a 5 lug from a 2x4. can i switch my axles into the 2x4 rear diif to have the 6 lug, or is there a difference in size
     
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    deadbeat Centurion Crew Cab

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    I do not think you can and the reason is there is a width difference in the 2x4 and the 4x4 so I think the 6 lug axles will be longer.
     
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    Jglew82 I fix stuff

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    Nope, 4x4 is wider. You should be able to find one pretty easily. Try Car-part.com
     
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    thanks, what makes it longer, is the housing not the same, and if i just bolted the whole 2x4 rear end up, would not not fit right in place and i would just have 5 lu instead of 6
    thanks for your reply , have not had much luck with this question ,
     
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    You could bolt it in, the width is different from the spring perches out from my understanding. You could bolt it up and have a 6 lug rear but it would be wider than the 5 bolt one.
     
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    ok thaqnk you. i will def look
     
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    not sure where your at, but Pull a Part in Montgomery Al has a 3.73 10 bolt rear 6 lug with G80 in a Z71. around 100 bucks plus a core charge. And if your not near hear, Pull a Part is all thru the southeast and up to IN & maybe OH. They have a website & u can search their inventory by location, but unfortunately they dont tell ya eng/trans in vehicle.
     

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