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10 bolt life

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sprocket11c, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. sprocket11c

    sprocket11c Newbie

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    Hey ya'll im sure this is a common question but ive yet to see the response im looking for..Ive got an 87 k5 thats gutted and rhino lined inside and out...ive got a 8 inch lift with 33 inch mickey thompsons but it looks rather stupid with all that room and no meat....how long will the stock ten bolts last with say a 37 inch tire just driving on the street? Im getting deployed back to iraq so i want to save the money for some killer axles when i get back..ive also got an auto tranny and stock gears..thanks
     
  2. mrhoes

    mrhoes 1/2 ton status

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    If all you are doing is driving it on the street, 10 bolts will probably be fine
     
  3. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    If you have stock gearing and an auto, you really need to invest in a tranny cooler because you will burn out the tranny very fast without one.
     
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    what about a 12 bolt with stock gearing and 4 inch lift and 35's???????? anyone!??
     
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    TDAWG1 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    All will work just fine. Remember its how you use it. If you plan on really palying hard or like me you can't keep your foot out of it you'll want to upgrade. 4.56 or better in the 12b and just get rid of at least that rear 10. good luck guys, remember if it ain't broken U ain't havin fun....! or so they say.
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Just don't use overdrive unless you are running on the highway at above 55 mph. Otherwise the tranny may not lockup in OD which will cause heat to build up and heat is what causes tranny's (especially a 700R4) to die quickly.

    Harley
     
  7. R72K5

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    in my stock 77 k-10 3.07 rig with 33" tires and th350 it has one of those aluminum tube fin tranny fluid coolers mounted in front of the radiator and the tranny lines run through it, but also the lines are on the radiator and running down there too, unless they arent connected to the trans or anything and are just cut off

    would just running the tans fluid through the aluminum cooler be ok ?

    or should i modify it ?

    thanks
     

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