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bikequad4x4 08-18-2010 10:45 AM

2500 to 1500 axle swap
Hi I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 (parts truck) that I would like to remove the rear end and install it in my 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. Can I just swap the axles out so I can use my rim that are now on the 1500? The 2500 is an 8 lug and the 1500 is a 5 lug. let me know if you have any ideas

RootBeer 08-18-2010 01:00 PM

Chances are the rims won't work on the 2500 axle.

kicknjeep 08-19-2010 10:39 AM

if you asking if you can put the axles from the 9.25 into the D60 I believe the answer is no due to different shaft thickness/diameter.
Rem will be along in a minute to give a more detailed answer!

RamTech 08-19-2010 10:58 AM

Nope. Your 2500 axle is a full floating axle. The 9.25 is not.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 08-19-2010 07:07 PM

I agree with Randy . Totally different set up .

RootBeer 08-19-2010 07:09 PM

I think the question was whether a 2500 rear end will fit under a 1500 and if the 1500 wheels will work on the 2500 rear end.

bikequad4x4 08-20-2010 06:13 PM

axle swap
I have received my answer...Thanks Guys!

So If I want a better rear rend what should I go with. I would like to in the future change the ratio in both the ront and rear due to the 39.5 rubber I'm running. I know I have a Dana 40 in the front.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 08-20-2010 07:04 PM

With the bigger tires I would consider putting a pair of Dana's under it . Yes you would have to change your rims also .

ScatPak07 08-22-2010 12:52 AM

Really anyhing is possible. There are custom rear axles that you can buy off of 4wd sites. I am not too familiar with axles and all of that I am still trying to learn. Really if you have the time and money you can do anything.

I have seen on Extreme 4x4 (Powerblock T.V) they put 2500 axles on a 1500. If you know how to do it then it is possible. I think I even have that in a magazine now that I think of it. I will look when I get a chance and maybe send you a scanned copy of the DIY of the axle swap!

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