February 2, 2004will a 1988 model dodge 4x4 1500 rearend fit under a 1998 4x4 ?????????
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February 3, 2004I dunno. you could always fo out and measure between spring perches, and from backing plate to backing plate. But, why would you want to? if anything, grab one from under a 250 instead! unless you already have that particular rear already
February 3, 2004wheel bolt patterns are different to change from 1500 to 2500. Unless you change both axels. Then you will have 8 lug both front and rear.
February 12, 2004got a 1988 rearend and 1998 is going baddddddddd
February 12, 2004After all the messing around with swapping, I think it would make more sense to just rebuild the '98 rearend.
February 13, 2004You don't say if your 98 is a 1500...But it probably wouldn't work anyway because the speed sensor (and tone ring) on the 98 is on the rear end. I don't think the 88 had ABS so it probably doesn't have the sensor or tone ring. If the spring centers are the same and the rear has the required sensor, it could work (also assuming the correct ratio). You need to do more homework on this one.
Also junkyards have crossover books. That will tell you if it will work.