'00 GMC - Mud truck build - 72" tires
I bought this truck about 2 years ago and built it on 5 tons and 62" R2 tires.
Here is the build process for that. If you keep reading, i'll go into the buildup of "hybrid" 2.5 ton planetary axles that i made myself and upgraded to 72" R2 tires.
anyway.... this is the truck the night i brought it home.it had been a work truck it''s whole life. 295,000 miles and a blown up 4L80e.
these are the axles, the night i got them. they're 5 ton rockwell axles. i'm currently getting the brakes off of them and welding up the differentials.
here's an axle shaft from the rear.
transfer case.... 5.26:1 ratio and roughly 85 lbs.
1.25" heim joints, tube adapters, and jam nuts...
more updates coming in a minute...