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#1 Dubs

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:21 PM

This may help out some of you that don't know the steps to take to install the bravada shaft and tube. I compiled a bunch of info from this site and from others and saved these steps and info below. Hope this helps.

I took this step by step from another thread from this site. it helped me alot


Also from the same thread I downloaded this image of what the diff should look like after the stock 4wd stuff was removed, and what it should look like before you install the bravada assembly.


This image is a schematic of a stock 97+ S10/Sonoma front differential.


This image is a schematic of a stock 97+ Bravada front differential.


When I got into it I didn't end up removing the shock or hub assembly, but in case you do here are the torque specs.


Hope this helps. And I thank all that originally posted the info that got my truck running again.


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#2 jwwaldschmidt

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:37 AM

Well done. I kept promising to put one of these together, never followed up on it.

Mods, can we get a sticky? We can make this our master Bravada Shaft thread, and keep the 13 a month that show up from happening.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:50 AM

QUOTE (jwwaldschmidt @ Feb 8 2011, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well done. I kept promising to put one of these together, never followed up on it.

Mods, can we get a sticky? We can make this our master Bravada Shaft thread, and keep the 13 a month that show up from happening.


Money says it'll still happen wink.gif
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#4 dk327

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (Slick1 @ Feb 8 2011, 01:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (jwwaldschmidt @ Feb 8 2011, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well done. I kept promising to put one of these together, never followed up on it.

Mods, can we get a sticky? We can make this our master Bravada Shaft thread, and keep the 13 a month that show up from happening.


Money says it'll still happen wink.gif


Where can I find one of these bravada axle one piece to buy and how much are they? Thanks.
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#5 Troublemaker

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:45 PM

I see you took one of my pics, if you want more look here.

http://s237.photobuc...l...ge CV swap/

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#6 Kristian

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:27 AM

The 2 piece assembly is a complete piece of shit:

http://s53.photobuck...nt=P6070125.mp4

http://s53.photobuck.....0Piece Shaft/



Once you have an awd shaft the stub shaft/flange(depending on year) is probably the next week link:
http://s53.photobuck.....0Stub Flange/
(Flanged converted) I imagine a none flanged stub would have snapped also. Same spot as above video btw:



And then A tie rod end in reverse: http://s53.photobuck...nt=P1040639.jpg

Happy to answer questions, just pm.
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#7 Kristian

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:43 AM

QUOTE (dk327 @ Jun 2 2011, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Slick1 @ Feb 8 2011, 01:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (jwwaldschmidt @ Feb 8 2011, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well done. I kept promising to put one of these together, never followed up on it.

Mods, can we get a sticky? We can make this our master Bravada Shaft thread, and keep the 13 a month that show up from happening.


Money says it'll still happen wink.gif


Where can I find one of these bravada axle one piece to buy and how much are they? Thanks.


Your looking for a 97+ astro/bravada/safari that is AWD. Unless you want to go though all of this: http://forums.txzr2....c8d57de261581ba (Lots of work, well worth it though I loved that mod. Made chaning out the CVs or the front diff a snap)

Junkyards usually want anywhere from 30-150 bucks for an AWD shaft/tube from what Ive seen. Can't remember what Miles, Crusty and I paid.

Edited by Kristian, 05 June 2011 - 02:44 AM.

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#8 dronz

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:35 AM

QUOTE (Kristian @ Jun 5 2011, 03:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (dk327 @ Jun 2 2011, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Slick1 @ Feb 8 2011, 01:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (jwwaldschmidt @ Feb 8 2011, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well done. I kept promising to put one of these together, never followed up on it.

Mods, can we get a sticky? We can make this our master Bravada Shaft thread, and keep the 13 a month that show up from happening.


Money says it'll still happen wink.gif


Where can I find one of these bravada axle one piece to buy and how much are they? Thanks.


Your looking for a 97+ astro/bravada/safari that is AWD. Unless you want to go though all of this: http://forums.txzr2....c8d57de261581ba (Lots of work, well worth it though I loved that mod. Made chaning out the CVs or the front diff a snap)

Junkyards usually want anywhere from 30-150 bucks for an AWD shaft/tube from what Ive seen. Can't remember what Miles, Crusty and I paid.

i paid like 75 bux it's not a lot. the upgrade is priceless imo
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