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Old 02-25-2007, 07:52 PM   #1
 
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95 yukon solid axle swap

Ok so my friend wrecked his 95 yukon and put it all back together and he torqued the frame where the torsion bar mounts to the frame. The truck pulls real bad to the right and he doesnt know what to do now and its his daily driver. He thought about switching to a soild front axle but doesnt know if that would fix the problem. Any suggestions?

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Maybe he just needs to have a 4 wheel alignment, I think most of the newer vehicles need that nowadays whether they are 4x4 or not so maybe the drive axles are not "square" and therefore the wheels are not tracking each other front to rear. I am sure there is a technical term for this procedure. Good luck with it. Hope he gets it going right.
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I would think running solid axles w/ leafs would be a great swap if the frame's only tweaked where the torsion bar connects. Since the rear hangers have to be outboarded (I believe), he could make sure everything is lined up anyway.

I'm thinking about doing a SAS on my '99 suburban, so keep me informed.
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take a tape measure and measure from the front hub to the rear hub on both sides of the truck, both side should be about the same length. you can also check the allignment by taking a board and putting a nail in it sticking out at a 45 degree angle. then jack up one wheel and spin it slide the board up to the tire so it gently makes a mark, just enough to see around the tire. do the same on the other side. then let the wheels down and push up and down on the bumper a little so the suspension settles out. center the tires. you need 2 people take a tape measure and measure between the 2 marks on the front of the tires and between the two marks on the back of the tires. it should be a tad shorter distance on the front. i think its normally like 1/8in toe in. i allign all my trail vehicles this way, gets it real close. if its far off you can go get it aligned or adjust the tierods.
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Ok so i no its been awhile. I have been to the alignment shops and I have moved my tie rods in and out and still no luck. The front right of my truck is like 4 inches lower then the left. The right torsion bar looks a little bent and the frame and the cross brace is bent upward. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have no idea what kinda solid front axle to be looking for either.

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I have no idea what kinda solid front axle to be looking for either.

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Ideally you want one from a 78-79 ford truck. You can either go 1 ton (Dana 60) or 3/4 ton (Dana 44), the spring perches are the correct width for the off the shelf kit avaliable from ORU. If you make your own hangers then any driver's side drop front axle will work if you want to keep your stock T-case.



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I got my 95 chevy with a bent frame, took it to a frame shop and got it straightened for either 400 or 500 can't remember.
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