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rear end advice for 86 gmc

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by welj31, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. welj31

    welj31 Member
    Messages: 58

    Hi guys I have a 86 GMC sub 3/4 ton 4x4
    I want to upgrade the rear end with a locker
    this ia a 8 lug set up but not a full floater
    should i buy a loker for this rear end or upgrade to a full floater w/locker
    and if so will the stock rims i run now fit a full floater??
    I plan on diesel swap later so i am trying to bullet proof drive line now thanks
  2. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I think I'd go junkyard shopping for a full floater.
    wheels should work just fine!
  3. Kunker

    Kunker Member
    Messages: 96

    Throw in a full floater 14 bolt with a detroit and call it a day.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Do the full floater just make sure you check the location of the spring perches there are different widths. Unless you can remove and relocate