January 10, 2007i have an 86 that im planning to convert from 4wd to 2wd v8, my question is has anyone ran into any problems with the front hubs after taking the axles out, and the preload on the bearing that goes with it?
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January 11, 2007are you talking about a fullsize blazer? if so im confused by the question, ive seen people before on s10s pull out cv joints cause the truck was a beater and didnt want to spend money on it with no problem.
but on a fullsize you could pull the shafts out of the axle housing on the front axle, the bearings and those nuts dont go anywhere near them
January 11, 2007S10 blazer sorry, shoulda been more specific. yea i know on some things you cant run it without the cv axle in because the nut holds the bearing or something like that. i dont really know my manager at work said something like that and i just wanted to be sure i wont have a problem with doing it and i know someone has takin out the front drivetrain in an s10 blazer.
January 11, 2007yeah on a s10 you can its a sealed bearing, my ex girlfriends dad did that to her sisters truck
that nut dont hold the bearing together. BUT i had a 83 s10 myself and had that bearing break on me and the nut was the only thing that held the wheel on. but under non-beater circumstances yeah you can
you can fit a v8 in there with that front axle. you have to buy a special oil pan and i think a oil pan relocation kit.
January 12, 2007I know, my 88 jimmy was a 4x4 with a 355, but a 383 with a 5-speed is so much more fun with 2wd plus its less to break and less drivetrain loss. and more room for exhaust and headers.
January 12, 2007yeah i got a 95 2wd with a 350 in it with 411 gears and stock tires. alls it does is peel out.sucks in the rain
February 28, 2007I am fixing to do the opposite to 85 suburban ill give away all the 2wd front suspension if you want it email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . As far as pulling the axles if it is 86 with a 10 or 12 bolt the preload has nothing to do with the axles they just go through the spindles
March 1, 2007That is true except for one thing, the s10's are independant front suspension and your burbon is straight axle.