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Old 12-03-2021, 01:52 PM   #1
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1968 Suburban 4X4 front axle swap ?

Looking to swap out closed kunckle front axle with drums to open knuckle with disk. Does anybody know what year axles will bolt in place on stock 1968 4X4 suburban.
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Old 12-03-2021, 02:13 PM   #2
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Re: 1968 Suburban 4X4 front axle swap ?

So I have a 70' K30 4x4 burb and I used a 85' K20 front axle since it had front disc brakes. And it fit with no issues.
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Old 12-03-2021, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: 1968 Suburban 4X4 front axle swap ?

Thanks!!!! Appreciated
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Old 12-03-2021, 07:37 PM   #4
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Re: 1968 Suburban 4X4 front axle swap ?

Why are you looking to swap to disks? Not happy with the drums up front? I tried to locate an front axle with disks and had a rough time finding one here in NJ.
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Old 12-03-2021, 09:10 PM   #5
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Re: 1968 Suburban 4X4 front axle swap ?

Open knuckle have a tighter turning radius and finding parts for newer disk axle will be way easier than dealing with the leaks from a old close knuckle system.
Iíll keep original axle to go with rig when I sell it but coming down big mountain roads drums up front suck with getting to hot and fade vs disk.
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Old 12-04-2021, 09:45 PM   #6
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Re: 1968 Suburban 4X4 front axle swap ?

That's a cool Burb...
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Old 12-06-2021, 12:22 PM   #7
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Re: 1968 Suburban 4X4 front axle swap ?

Any chevy straight axle up to 86 -- blazer and suburban will go up to up to 91
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Old 12-07-2021, 01:27 AM   #8
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Re: 1968 Suburban 4X4 front axle swap ?

I just put discs on my closed knuckle 44. To me it was much easier than swapping axels. JMO.
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