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SD Axles in an obs

I'm just about done with the back. I picked them up out of an 04 for 350 for the pair.

He wouldn't part with the sway bars, some I'm shopping for swap bars front and rear, but I have 3.73 gears and 4 wheels discs. And aftermarket SD wheels seem to be much more readily available around here!







I'll get more pics as we go! I have a Kingpin D60 for sale, and a 10.25 too. But It feels kinda wore out...

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quick.... there is a fight in the performance section!!!! hahahaha i feel like a high school kid
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just a bit large lol, but thanks bud
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meause the play in the pinion... 1/8" is brand new so it may feel wore out but it may not be. mine had 3/16" play in the pinion when i sold the rear... had 118k on it.

what are you gonna do bout the spring perches being wider on the SD axles then whats in your truck....???

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They aren't different enough to matter. Bolted right in.

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just a bit large lol, but thanks bud
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the front??? thought it was a lot different

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3/4 of an inch or so.

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still dont think that is good for the leaf spring bushings. i have senn this swap done b4 and they cut and weld new spring perches on.... just what i have seen.

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i have heard of people doing them that way frank. i don't think i would

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still dont think that is good for the leaf spring bushings. i have senn this swap done b4 and they cut and weld new spring perches on.... just what i have seen.
It's in and good so far, I'll definitely keep an eye on it though.

How do you like your 3.73? That was the main purpose here. I got the axles for how much a gear set for the front costs, so i figure wth!?

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yeah i saw your for sale thread on the KP axle, but i just wish it were closer lol, how they ride so far?

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Turning radius is so much better than the kp! I'm still on obs springs so the ride isn't much different. Nice to have 4x4 again though!

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