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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-11-2004, 09:18 AM
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I have a 1994 Caprice Classic with the 4.3 Liter; I also have a rear Axle out of a 1992 9C1 Caprice. It has bigger drum brakes than the 94 axle, what would be the difference in gear ratios and what would I gain from swapping these? what about my Speedometer?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-11-2004, 07:50 PM
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Rear axles.

1. Gear ratio is on the trunk sticker for your car. TRhere is a code,and it can be deciphered by a Chevy dealer or by looking in the service manual.

2. Track. The 94 Caprice has a wider rear track than the earlier cars. However, the 9C1 axle retained the narrower track. Use of the narrower axle will change the look of the car, probably for the worse.

3. Brakes. If your 94 has the 7 5/8 axle, which is probably does, the brakes from the 9C1 axle will not fit. If the 94 does have the larger 8 1/2 axle, then the larger brakes from the 9C1 will bolt onto the axle you have in the car.

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