Will a Tahoe rear end fit a Silverado?

Will a Tahoe rear end fit a Silverado?

Fitting a Tahoe with a Silverado rear end might work, but you’d need to be a pretty skilled and experienced mechanic to pull it off, and it might require some custom fabrication work and a significant amount of labor.

Are all GM 8.5/10-bolt rear ends the same?

The 8.5-inch 10-bolt rearend was used in cars and trucks over a wide range of years. It first appeared in 1970 production cars as a corporate replacement for the 8.2-inch 10-bolt rearend. It was used in different models by all GM divisions – with the exception of Cadillac.

How long does it take to swap a rear axle?

If the axle, flange gasket, wheel bearings, brakes, wheel seal, and gear oil was replaced, then the time is 3.75 hours, which is 3 hours and 45 minutes, unless there was an issue with the axle being stuck in the axle housing or the s-cams needed new bushings.

How do I identify a GM 10 bolt rear end?

The rear cover’s shape and the number of bolts are identifying features for GM rear differentials. The round 10-bolt cover with a bulge for the ring gear identifies this axle assembly as an 8.5-inch 10-bolt. The two lugs on the lower case at the 5 and 7 o’clock positions are also identifying features.

Are GM 8.5 and 8.6 the same?

The main difference between the 8.5″ and the 8.6″ is with the carrier bearings. The factory 8.5″ carrier when installed in a factory 8.5″ axle uses Timken bearing part # LM501349 and race part # LM501314. The inner diameter of the bearing is about 1.625″ and the outer diameter of the race is about 2.890″.

How can I tell what Chevy rear end I have?

All Chevrolet rear ends can be identified by comparing the gasket shape to an identification chart similar to the one found on Drivetrain’s differential identification page (see References). A visual chart of different GM/Chevrolet rear ends is found on Ring & Pinion’s differential types web page (see References).