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Old 04-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Axle shortening help

I am considering buying a donor truck to do a v8 swap. Said truck (probably 98-02) will be a 3/4-1 ton so I can use the axles. At least that was my plan until I started researching the cost of shortening axles

I have found other forums saying to expect $1500-$3000 each, and others saying it can be done for $200-$300.

Assuming I will be paying for all work and labor to be done, what is a decent estimate of what I can expect to pay for this?

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Why not keep them full width? Custom built shafts are hard to come by if you break one.

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Why not keep them full width? Custom built shafts are hard to come by if you break one.
Still learning, but I didn't think I could without my tires sticking out to far. It is/will be my DD and so they cant be too far outside. Could this be solved with correct backspacing? If so, Do you know what that would be? 6in?
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Still learning, but I didn't think I could without my tires sticking out to far. It is/will be my DD and so they cant be too far outside. Could this be solved with correct backspacing? If so, Do you know what that would be? 6in?
Ah gotcha. That makes sense. I dont think wheels could pull a full width axle in close enough. What size tires are u think about running?
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Ah gotcha. That makes sense. I dont think wheels could pull a full width axle in close enough. What size tires are u think about running?
I will run 35x12.5. If the King coil overs give the "adjustable" lift height then Ill get a set of 37's for off-roading. That is still up in the air as well. Different topic for a different thread though.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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Any one have and estimates?

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