Rear differential

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Adam47, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Adam47

    Adam47 New Member

    I have a 1997 K1500 4WD. Yesterday I changed the rear diff to a 14 bolt 3/4 ton rear end. I eventually found that the 1500 U-joints will not couple up to the 2500 yoke. Does anyone know of a U-joint that is made for this conversion or am I looking at ultimately having a drive line shop converting my driveshaft completely? At the same time I switched out my 4 leaf springs to 6 six leaf. Wow! It now sits to high for my liking! Since this is 4WD,would it be easier to just reduce the leafs to a 5 count or raise up the front? If the front was to be raised,what would be the the most trouble free way of doing so? Thanks everyone!
  2. Chris Miller

    Chris Miller Rockstar 100 Posts

    There's no u-joint conversion that I know of, so a new driveshaft is probably your best(and safest) bet. As for the springs, it's easier just to yank out a leaf than raise the front end.
  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Google search for "Spicer U-joints" they recently released a new line of U-joints especially for popular conversions.

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