why would you want a dirty, soild axle in your truck? ;-)
There are kits to be had to convert to "solid" front axle, but think twice
before doing it - you lose suspension articulation, and I'd imagine it's not
as easy a beast to control.
Don't eat that, Elmer- it's bullshit.
You GAIN articulation with a solid axle setup. Just ask anyone who's ever
ACTUALLY wheeled their vehicle.
I am about to start the solid front axle swap on my 89 S-10 Blazer 4X4. OP,
feel free to contact me for some links. A google for your vehicle and "SAS"
or "solid axle swap" ought to prove enlightening.
You will have to do some welding, most likely, and I suggest plenty of
research before you cut anything at all. I've been researching for 3 years
<want to make sure I build it right, and was out of work last year>.
Soon as I get my Jeep running properly, the Blazer's IFS is going in the
On Fri, 05 Sep 2003 04:20:40 +0000, Jeremy Chavers wrote:
Ever heard what a broken half-shaft sounds like going around a corner?
Or what it feels like to corner with a broken half-shaft?
IFS is nice for light, and infrequent offroading.
When I get the "change", I will get a solid axle for the front.
I want a 12-bolt rear so I can goto disc brakes.
My "toy" is a '88 K1500 Silverado 4x4, 350 TBI with some GY MTR's.
I got more tires than I do truck... lol
lot's of clanging and banging.... grease EVERYWHERE.. I didn't notice any
there's no comparison on articulation on IFS vs. solid, solid wins hands
down. I've toyed with swapping in a solid axle on my '88 K2500, but cost is
an issue. I wouldn't waste my time on a 12 bolt. they're only marginally
stronger than a 10 bolt and have a smaller diameter pinion stem. you can
get any of the 3 14 bolts w/ disk brakes if you look hard enough. a 10.5 14
bolt would be more or less bulletproof in a 1/2 ton.
've got a '88 K2500 350TBI with BFG AT K/O's I wouln't call it more tire
than truck... i'd call it just right!
On Sat, 06 Sep 2003 09:23:28 -0400, Bret Chase wrote:
You must've broke yours in a different place. I got a nasty "limp/lurch"
with the "crunch and bang" while turning the corner.
lol... Like I said, IFS is nice for light, and infrequent offroading.
Cousin has some axles, but I haven't gone down to take a look.
I prolly won't do anything with it, but I do think about it.
Not like I am going to get a ARB or OX in that IFS... lol
I should just get a jeep, and leave the truck alone.
Or I could say heck with it, and take it to Randy's Offroad in Everett.
Yeah, I could've gone with the BFG AT's, since the GY MTR's are more than
I really need. But I got 10% discount on a good price at the time from
Wal-Mart. They do work great in snow & sand @ Ocean Shores.
Here's what one guy has done. I got it from one of the S-10 boards.
Guess what my former vehicle was before I got the S-10 Blazer, 1968 F***
Bronco, I parked it because the frame rusted in half. I'm half way there,
now just to get the hangers and such.
RJ in WV
I was actually considering doing this with my '93 Silverado until I did some
serious research into the cost. You're actually better off finding an older
(70-73) Blazer or Pickup to use as an exclusive off-road machine. You can
buy a decent used Blazer for less than the IFS conversion will cost you.
Just keep your newer truck for daily use and have a beast for the weekend...
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