Axle Swap- Turning my 1500 into a 2500
I'm getting ready to turn my 1999 1500 into a 2500 with parts from a 1996 and I understand swapping the front axle is no problem and everything fits. I was originally told the back would bolt right in too, but I found a few people that said it will not and that the U-bolts don't match up. I am swapping the 2.5in leafs for 3in also, will this fix the issue? Another thing I thought would be fine is the drive shaft. Will the shaft from my 1500 work, if not can I just use a 2500 shaft? Last thing someone mentioned is the gear ratios, I am assuming my 1500 and a regular V8 2500 will both have 3:55 gears, am I right about this? Is there anything else that may be an issue between a 96 and 99? Thanks for the help!
Last edited by eggie329; 05-04-2011 at 04:35 AM.