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10 bolt axle question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by braunm, Jun 17, 2001.

  1. braunm

    braunm Registered Member

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    I have a 6.2 diesel with a turbo 400 and a 208 transfer case and a 3.08 axle ratio with 28 spline axles and i would like to add easy lockers front and rear with 35 inch BFG's. Is this possible or will I be breaking my axles? Could i just go to 33 inch BFG's?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Mike
     
  2. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    IMO anytime you add lockers in half ton stuff you are asking for breakage unless you do some upgrades... axle shafts probably being number one. I personally wouldn't want a locker up front unless I had a d60 or some really strong and beefed u-jt's and shafts. Moser shafts for the rear or a Warn FF kit would probably fend off the breakage... seems to me why go to the expense when you have 3.08 cogs... for the price you could upgade to at least a 12B in the rear or just go all out and get a 14FF and forget about it. plus add a much better 3.73-4.56 gear ratio [​IMG].... I'd hate to actually drive on 35's w/ 3.08s

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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    What Mike said...plus E-Z lockers have a rep for breaking.[​IMG]

    Do it right and save money in the long run.

    Rene

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  4. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    The big question is, What will you be using it for?? I mean, everyone shouts "10 bolts suck" right off the bat(no offense).. But if you just do mild trail running and are looking for some extra traction, you should be fine..... As long as you dont have a too heavy of a left foot. I ran 10 bolts, 3.08's, and 35's for a while and I beat them pretty good with minimal breakage.

    If you are a mold to moderate wheeler you will be fine.

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  5. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    As long as you don't go crazy 10-bolts arent half bad! Mine have been through some ruff stuff and they make no noise, they are fine. 3.73's and 35" Mud Rovers

    <font color=red>1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, Middletown, NJ (07737).</font color=red>
     

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