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I clean up all my new rear diff from reg cab 4x4 and i swap it on my 2wd coilspring.

but the length of 4x4 reg cab cable come with the axle are a good 1.5-2in longer than mine are in my 2wd z85..

if its because 4x4 are bit lifted than 2wd? i check on 4x4reg cab and the routing look the same..

witch one need?
 

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any try or any use is handbrake loll
 

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They list different part #'s for the z85 and the off road package on GM parts direct. So I'd say your right and need the z85 cables swaped over to the 4×4 rear.. Let us know how it ends up working out.
 

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Project for my holiday week next week I swap the 4x4 axle and check what cable need. I buy 4x4 reg cab one because its 2in longer and the axle are 1.5in wider each side. I give some new on that swap!
 

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yes but just for safe thing its fit perfect! straight where the 2wd coilspring bolt.

and the axle brake line fron z85 2wd fit on z71 like a glove. little bend for drive side but perfect to. when a unbolt the split in the middle one of the fiting on z71 broke.
 

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So do tell the goal of your swap.. Did you need a new rear or was it an upgrade over the old one that was in it?:355
the goal was the swap for 3.73 or 4.10 to run bigger tire. but finding a 4.10 is hard..scrapyard around went around 850-100 for the whole axle from z71 355..to expensive

I buy ring and pinion from GWAY here but the cost to install on my rearend was around 350 to 700 depending if I change all bearing including wheel one..

I found a whole axle from JEFF.D, he swap is original 3.73 for a 4.10, he sell me the 3.73 g80 with around 140 000km for 300$!!

so for me it look a better deal to swap this whole axle and take off my 3.42 g80 with 250 000km for parts if anything broke.

rear end 300$ plus new wheel seal, brake shoes and spring, new gear oil, new handbrake cable, new ubolt and 8h of my time with some beer cost less than 500$ for the swap!

the z85-z71 4x4 axle are 1.5in wider each side. so I buy a 1.5in G2 axle wheelspacer for the from
 
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