well its better now than 15 miles down a trial 6 hours from home... If a couple of 0-60 runs took something out I'm positive in low range on the rocks would have left me stranded on my upcoming trip.. well not upcoming anymore not enough time to find and axle replace what needs be and weld on the brackets to make it work....CRAP!!! sorry that blows, all that work on the front and the the back fails. Dang it
I assume when I get it out I will know more, I'm looing into the Semi float 14 bolt that came in later model Tahoe's and Suburban's and Silverado's for that matter it is the 9.5" I really dont want the ff 14bolt because they hang so far down and 35's is as big as I'll ever go. "I think" but the just the hub conversion for FF 14 will cost as much as a Semi Floater plus gears. All the semi floaters I find have 3.42 gear sets so I will need to change them out. I also wonder if the G80 locker for the 9.5 is stronger than the 8.6...I know people say the g80 in the 10.5" 14 bolt is very strong for what we do..Did you grenade the rear?
Tahoe's had a habit of blowing up rear ends. These were heavy "pursuit" rated PPV's. I drove a 2006 and a 2010 for over 8 years. The other Tahoes in our fleet blew up rear ends at around 100k. That was from multiple 0- 100 launches, sometimes from a gravel median, more often on pavement.
At least i never had to pay for it
Sorry to heat about the setback. especially since you had that thing up in the air for so long
They go for any where around 200 to 500 around here. I’m going to take some measurements today to see if I can put move the brake backing plate mount from the 10 bolt to a older 9.5 that already has 4.10s. I’m confident in welding brackets on but not do with a gear change.hmmm tough call. I know yukon makes a decent replacement carrier for that diff, if the gears are good and your not intrested in changing them the costs may balance out. Unless your getting a screaming deal on the 9.5 then ignore me
I was able to convert a GMT800 non HD 2500 truck semi float 9.5 to six lug with axle shafts out of a 2500 van. Kept the big 2500 calipers and used some rotors that match the dimensions (off a suburban I think). This was bolt in for my 1500 truck but since your burning in coil brackets it's an another option.They go for any where around 200 to 500 around here. I’m going to take some measurements today to see if I can put move the brake backing plate mount from the 10 bolt to a older 9.5 that already has 4.10s. I’m confident in welding brackets on but not do with a gear change.