Hey all--- I have a 94 Chevy Silverado 1500, 1/2 ton truck. It almost has 150k miles on it and it needs a new rear end. I have talked to a neighbor mechanic and he is looking for a used one to install. If possible, I would like to beef up the rear end because I tow a very tongue heavy dump trailer for leaf cleanup season. The mechanic is trying to find a used 3/4 ton or 1 ton rear end that would work with my truck. Has anyone done this before? I hope it can work because I would hate to spend the $ on the used 1/2 ton and have it happen again at some point...in other words, I would be willing to pay the extra $ for something bigger. Also, the mechanic has not had any luck finding anything in central IL...got any suggestions of where I might find one on the web? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!