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Old 10-17-2005, 09:13 PM
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Chevrolet SSR rearend swap

Hey rodders, I'm seeking your experience. I recently purchased a new Chevrolet SSR limit slip complete rearend with 373 gears. I am thinking of putting it in my 48 Plymouth Business coupe. Have any of you had any experience with this rearend and considerations I should be aware of? I have worked on many old car projects over the years but this is my first shot at starting a street rod project.
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I think it is safe to say that not many people around here have had much to do with those rear ends.

Could you post up some pictures and measurements?
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pictures & measurements

I'll work on this, this comming weekend. This rearend with disk brakes is most likely rare, so they're probably not many out there. It sure looked appealing and complete.
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It's about as rare as any full size GM truck rearend with disc brakes... I hope you didn't pay a premium because it was out of an SSR.
The chassis/suspension is pretty generic to the regular trucks.
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they were originally suppose to come out with 6L motors in them and i understand that they finally are coming out with them now so they should stand up to a gould amount of stress.they are so new that there probably isn't all that much info out there yet.
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Gmt368

The Chevrolet SSR is the GMT368. This is based largely on the GMT360 which is the trailblazer and trailblazer SS. The rear end is almost identical to the Trailblazer. The measurement and dimensions should be similar.

As for the powertrain. The original 5.3L (LM7??) was/is replaced by the 6.0L (LS2). The better ones are the manuals. I believe they have a 3.73 also but there was a push to use a 4.10. If I remember correctly there was an issue with axle shock.
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