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Old 05-01-2019, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 1975 k10

This is my k10 I've had it since 2008, it has a gm rebuilt 454. I plan on putting gm tbi on it and a suburban or blazer fuel tank. I have a married np205 for it. The Dana 44 needs ball joints and a ring and pinion, it was and will be my daily driver. The 14bolt rear has all new brakes i made custom lines for it to make up for the 4" lift, I also want to install a locker in it. So my question is do I mess with the Dana 44 or get a Dana 60?
Im going to keep it leaf spring but it has alot of wheel hop what is better a shackle flip kit or taller springs?
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What size are the tires?
Do you plan on going bigger/more agressive(boggers) tires?
What trans? Manual or auto?
What gear ratios are you running now?
Do you want to go deeper ratio?
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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33-35" tires
Gear ratio is 4.10
Turbo 350 transmission
Probably just some tsl tires or knock off bar treads
I think 4.10 is okay for my application, the truck may also be used to pull 2 ton 2wd trucks out of the mud or move heavy trailers off road only.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is the transfer case
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depends how cheap you can find a d60 for.. and if you know how to do the labor yourself.. or maybe your friends with a mechanic?

it probably would not be financially smart to upgrade your front axle, in my humble opinion..
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I can do all of this work my self or at least have access to the tools to do it. I do have friends with the experience to change the ring and pinion.
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If this is going to be something you drive regularly you'll want to put a new set of leaf-springs in the front to lift it it'll drive a lot better.
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I assume by wheel hop you are referring to in the rear? Only thing that will work there is a traction bar setup. One with a shackle.
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Yes rear wheel hop. So like a anti wrap setup? The front springs are about from 97 I am the second owner of them they do seem kinda stiff. Thanks for the replys.
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Yes rear wheel hop. So like a anti wrap setup? The front springs are about from 97 I am the second owner of them they do seem kinda stiff. Thanks for the replys.
Yes like an anti wrap setup. Those blocks under the rear springs are likely the cause of your axle wrap. You could swap rear leafs to 4” lift ones or whatever size lift you have/want to eliminate the block. Or just build a traction bar like this. https://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/tractionbar.htm
And as far as the front springs goes I have an 85k10 with rough country softride 2” or 2.5” springs that rides good for a leaf spring truck to me. I used to believe in skyjacker springs to be the best riding for street use. But these rough country leafs are okay in my book. Some old superlift or whatever leafs are just stiff.
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When I bought the step side it was stock height. I got it stuck in A river bed trying to pull someone out and had to pull my truck out. I damaged the front leave spring mount then bought the tall fleet side took the body lift off and used the frame for my truck. I'm going to start looking for a dana 60 king pin front end. The lift has 4" rear blocks so im guessing 4" lift.
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My friend has a Dana 60 for me and I picked up some western turbine wheels 9.75x16.5.
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Id reconsider the th350 behind a big block. Th400 much better.
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I was thinking about that I do have two good 2wd turbo 400s. If I understand correctly I can get one rebuilt and install a 4wd tail shaft. Is that correct?
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Depends on what tcase you want to run.

If you get a fig8 32spl 205 and adapter then the most you will have to do is trim a bit off the tail shaft

If you get a round pattern 205 or 208/241 youll most likely need the shortest shaft.

203 will requier the 203 specific output ultra short shaft
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Its A 205 from '72 it has the four bolt pattern on the trans side and i believe figure 8 on the case side.
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Thats a th350 205, the 4 bolt is the adapter.

You can use that case but you need a different adapter and completely tear the case down for machining the input bearing and a 32spl short input. There is no cheap easy way to make it work with a t400.

Yould prob save a good bit of money just finding the right case with adapter
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I'm going to stick with the th350 for now.
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I bought a dana 60 front end and want to start working on the 205 transfer case. It was purchased off of craigslist I've never seen it run what should I do besides re seal it before I install it?
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Check your wheel bearings and king pin joints. If good clean and repack with grease. I would highly recommend a cross over steering arms like artec. If your pulling the axle shafts you could seal the outside of the tubes.
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The 60 has all new seals, crosses and new timken wheel bearings. It doesn't have any steering components, and I was looking at crossover setups from chassis unlimited. The craigslist 205 is my concern I'm not sure what to look for on work parts on that.
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The 60 has all new seals, crosses and new timken wheel bearings. It doesn't have any steering components, and I was looking at crossover setups from chassis unlimited. The craigslist 205 is my concern I'm not sure what to look for on work parts on that.
There's nothing to them. Did it have oil? I would drain oil inspect oil then take off some of the inspection covers to inspect gears. I would do the shift rail upgrade
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The axle that I bought is out of a first gen dodge with a Cummins. Am I going to need special steering components or is a gm crossover kit going to work?

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I had this old push bar laying around and welded a receiver to it. Installed a straight bumper off of a parts truck on it. I would like to build a winch cradle that slides into the receiver but I think it would need more support than the bolts holding bumper on.
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