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post #1 of 20 Old 10-07-2008, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Rear End Swap

I was just wondering how hard it would be to swap a rear end from a 2001 R/T to my truck. It looks pretty sraight forward to me but are there any tips you guys/gals might want to give me. The only part that looks a little bit tougher is the driveshaft, how do I take that off of the old axle and reattatch it to the new one? The reason I'm doing the swap is because I have a 9.25", 3.55 open rear end and I love spinning one tire and all but I would like to give the other tire a chance at loseing it's virginity without having to swap my tires. The one I would be getting is the 9.25, 3.92 LSD and it has roughly 40,000 miles on it and the guy is local so no shipping. Also how much is something like this worth, I have no idea?


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post #2 of 20 Old 10-08-2008, 02:21 AM
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if its a 2wd truck its as straight forward as it seems.

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if its a 2wd truck its as straight forward as it seems.

Thanks for the info.

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Anybody else got anything else to say, tips, tools I might need, things to look out for, how much is it worth? Any input is appreciated.


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driveshaft should just unbolt from the rearend, its a pretty straight forward job
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hardest part should be bleeding the brakes. But it all depends how mechanically inclined you are.

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Thanks for the info guys, and yeah if bleeding the brakes is the hardest part than I can handle it, lol. I'm pretty mechanically inclined.

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Also how hard would it be for someone with a 4x4 to use my rear, end? I've got somebody asking if they could use it for there truck and it is a 4x4. Too bad shipping will cost an arm and a leg for this thing. And how much should I ask for it, I wasn't thinking it was worth very much.

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yep, easy as pie... I got a similar rearend for $350 at a local yard with drum brakes, 3.55, LSD
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Damn easy. I did mine in a weekend.

http://picasaweb.google.com/superdak/RearEndSwap#

I have only 2 tips. One is if you can get the bed off, do it. It makes the job a hell of a lot easier. Also, before you begin, make sure the pinion yoke is the same, the newer ones are like a flat flange, and the other kind is where the u-joint rests in it.

Other than that, it's a very simple process.
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your 2wd rear end will not fit a 4x4 because the leaf spring mounts are under the axle for the 2wd's and over for the 4x4's. Unless it's a 4x4 durango.
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Allright cool thanks for the info again guys, and thanks for the info on the 4x4 Nick. And to SuperDak what year did they start changing them do you know, I have a 2002 and he has a 2001.

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your 2wd rear end will not fit a 4x4 because the leaf spring mounts are under the axle for the 2wd's and over for the 4x4's. Unless it's a 4x4 durango.
You can get a spring perch kit to solve that, or cut of the existing ones and weld them where they need to be. Not hard to fix
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Allright cool thanks for the info again guys, and thanks for the info on the 4x4 Nick. And to SuperDak what year did they start changing them do you know, I have a 2002 and he has a 2001.
I think it was in 01 they made the change, but I would look to see first hand.

I think I have both types of yokes in my garage. I'll see if I can snap a pic.
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So then hopefully I would be fine, thanks for all the help. And yeah pics would be great if you could get them. Also I forgot to tell you your rear end (In your truck, lol)

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