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10 bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sunnyc123abc, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. sunnyc123abc

    sunnyc123abc 1/2 ton status

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    Well after reading the threads about the 10 bolt's strenght, i decided to keep it for now. so im planning on buying new gears for it, probably 4.56. I was just wondering if i would be able to install it myself or do i need to get a shop to do it. And also, if i should buy the kit with new bearings and all, or just the ring and pinion. Also if u guys can please give me some tips and stuff, things i should know before i do this, that would be nice. thanks

    - sunny
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    10 bolts and strength? in the same sentence? :dunno:

    :doah:
     
  3. chevyk5blazer666

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    if you have a stock ten bolt then you prolly have 3.08 gears,i have the 10 bolt in my truck, and i never had any problems with it. and i beat the he** out of my truck. that's with 35 . i put 3.73's in mine and i did it my self .you just haft to make sure that you get the shims lined up and the back lashing correct
     
  4. sunnyc123abc

    sunnyc123abc 1/2 ton status

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    cool...should i replace the bearings and stuff or just the gears itself.
     
  5. chevyk5blazer666

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    id just replace the bearings to its worth the extra $20 dollars
     
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    Do it right the first time. Have a knowledgeable tech install your gears with new bearings. Gears are not something that you can just do in your driveway with basic tools. You need a couple special tools and some know how to do it right.

    Harley
     
  7. chevyk5blazer666

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    i did mine in my driveway
     

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