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Forgive me if this has been answered elsewhere. I can't find the info anywhere. The rear-end in my 2001 4x4 ...


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Old 11-30-2016, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Forgive me if this has been answered elsewhere. I can't find the info anywhere.
The rear-end in my 2001 4x4 1500 club cab is shot. I'm aware of the yoke differences between the 00-01 and earlier second generation trucks. I can't find a 00-01 rear end locally in the junk yards and I'm afraid to order one from Ebay.
The earlier model rear ends are plentiful.
I know the u-joint type rear end would bolt right on but (if the donor truck is also a club cab 4x4) can I just grab the drive shaft too and slap it right in?
I can't afford a rebuild.


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Short answer yes. However, make sure it has the speed sensor or whatever back there otherwise you'll be drilling and tapping your new diff


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Thanks.
One more question.
Is the 4x2 axle of the same year any different than the 4x4?
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you might want to explore the possibility of an hermaphrodite cross & roller. they used to make u jts with two different trunnion sizes to accomodate such types of swaps. It's not a Chevy, so I don't know if they make one for a dodge app., but it's worth a try.

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So, with a little more digging it seems a 2wd rear end of the same year would be a direct fit (with matching ratio of course). I would just be losing the bumps stops? If that's the case there are several 2wd rear ends available. The only off reading I do is a little beach driving here and there. I think I can do without. Thoughts?
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Bump stops are on your blocks anyway. At least they are on my 01 1500 and any other truck I've had, wtf do you mean?


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