axle swap from an s10?
so....the dodge dakota plague...lack of aftermarket wheel support (among other things)
my 97 dak with 20x8.5 boss 315's and 12mm of backspacing dont fit. they stick out about an inch and a half on each side.
heres my most recent idea
according to my research heres what i found, s10 axles when measured from WMS to WMS(wheel mounting surface) are
55in wide for 2wd
59in for 4wd
63in for the zr2 off road package.
my dak measures in at 64 3/4in wide.
so im thinking if i scrounge a 4wd axle from a dime and have the bolt pattern changed, i should be able to pull my wheels in a total of 5 3/4 inches which should be more than enough to tuck inside the fenders and maybe clear the body line should i decide to upgrade to 22's in the rear
also im anxious to figure out how/if i can get my factory driveshaft to meet up with the chevy axle.
this seems like a more financially sound plan then shortening the factory dodge axle, ive priced custom cut axles out at 400-500ish then whatever it would cost to have the housing shortened.
has anyone done this, heard of anyone doing this, or even thought about this. i cant afford new wheels so that option is out. i got the wheels already, and im gonna make em work..........somehow
let me know what you think of this idea