So if I'm reading your post correctly, you want to swap your rear axle with one from another vehicle?
Much stronger too. Go with a Moser FTW!If an S-10 axle will fit, so will an F-body or G-body 10-bolt if you swap the spring perches over... they're also 5-lug though...
hmmm... wonder if s-10 front hubs will fit over our spindles with no modification? If not, I'm sure you could get custom bearings made to make them fit....5 lug conversion all around wonder if anyone has done it
Easy fix, buy a G80 and some 4.10s:shrug:The problem is that no one makes a locker for the Colorado axles and used axles aren't too expensive, depending on what you get.
Any other ideas for a 6-lug pattern that might work?
I'm planning on swapping the rear out of my truck when I end up with more power than the I5 under the hood. So far a Ford 8.8 housing with custom Strange axles and an Auburn or Detroit chunk makes the most sense. 8.8's are a dime a dozen, and one from a Mustang or Ranger is within 1" of being the same width as our stocker.
does that include shortening the axle tubes??? and is the 8.8 narrower or wider??Strange'll throw a set of hardened 31 spline axles whatever length, whatever bolt pattern you want together for about $400 after shipping.
Strange Engineering P3102 - Strange Custom Axles
Depends on the application it's sourced from. Mustangs/F150 are almost exactly the same, Rangers are slightly more narrow. Only reason I know is I have a Mustang 8.8 on stands in my garage.does that include shortening the axle tubes??? and is the 8.8 narrower or wider??