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10 bolt interchangability

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78 k5, May 31, 2005.

  1. 78 k5

    78 k5 1/2 ton status

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    Will a gov-lock from a rear 10bolt fit in a front 10bolt? Just curious?
     
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    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, but it's a bad idea.
     
  3. 78 k5

    78 k5 1/2 ton status

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    Why do you say that?
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    It will fit, but doesn't work real well, i did it trying out new things and ideas, the thing i really noticed, and didn't like, is if you get a wheel in the air while on the gas, the wheel starts spinnin and then the diff will "bang" lock-in the other wheel, very uncomfortable for me. Really not the best thing for the front diff.

    Then i tried a welded spider carrier setup,,,that REALLY sucks, can climb on alot of stuff, but CANNOT steer worth a crap. So now i'm runnin the Loc-Rite setup and absolutely love that.

    Stay away from the Gov-Loc in the front diff, too much work, for the kind of hassle it provides.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    we dont call them gov-boms for nothing!:D
     
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    I was thinking of this too and what's described here is what I was afraid of............. anybody else have experience doing this?

    How much do the Loc-Rite setups cost?
     

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