Another ZR2 rear axle thread...

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Another ZR2 rear axle thread...

Postby Blacknoma » Mon May 26, 2014 7:35 pm

Hey guys,
I know that a ZR2 axle is a direct bolt-up with the exception of not using the truck's pan-hard bar unless you build your own frame mount... and all that stuff...
But I want to know yall's opinions on my situation.
I have a 03 ZR5 with 138,000 miles and a bad rear bearing... possibly more, haven't gotten to even drive the truck or see it in person yet.
I have a 00 ZR2 with over 240,000 miles on her that I have wheeled pretty good. It has been sitting in a pasture for the past 4 years. Drove it last summer and played in the mud a little and it performed great, like always. I will be SAS-ing the ZR2 and it already has the Bravada shaft.

I want the extra width from the ZR2 axle but have seen a couple of G80's grenade after a while. I plan on cleaning up the diff real good and inspecting for metal shavings/wear and tear. Think I should throw the ZR2 axle under the ZR5? Or just replace the bearing, scrap the ZR2 axle, and go from there?
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Re: Another ZR2 rear axle thread...

Postby AVTekk » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:06 pm

If theres nothing wrong with the ZR2 axle then use it, I wouldnt scrap it.
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Re: Another ZR2 rear axle thread...

Postby Blacknoma » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:58 am

I think I will, its high mileage but I will cross my fingers and take the plunge.
'00 ZR2 Noma - home-built goodies here and there. Toy
'03 ZR5 S-10 - Stock
'04 4x4 Blazer - t-bar crank to level on 30x9.5's
'83 4x4 IH S1824 - Tow-rig
'13 LiFan 320 - China copy of mini cooper. 1.3l 5-speed, 89hp getting 52mpg
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Re: Another ZR2 rear axle thread...

Postby ApproachMedium » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:03 pm

ZR-2 axles are so difficult to find, even if you had to rebuild it I wouldn't scrap it. I have been trying to find one for over a year now and finally got one only because of a project that got scrapped.

Even if mine experiences any problems ill do what I can to keep it around.
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