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10 bolt??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DesertDueler, Aug 22, 2001.

  1. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Do you guys think 10 bolts will hold up to alot of abuse if the truck does't weigh that much? I am wondering on switching to 3/4 or 1 ton axles, but my Jimmy doesn't weigh that much anymore. I don't have doors, no top, no glass except windshield, no fenders, cut off half of the quarter panels, no tailgate, no hood.

    86 Blazer 4"lift 35" MTRs locked front, still 1/2 ton axles.Other vehicles 69 Firebird with 525 hp,and a 70 GTO www.geocities.com/modifierperformance
     
  2. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    I think it also has a lot to do with terrain, tire size, maintenance and upkeep, engine power, your right foot and how you use it. I am pleased with my 10 bolts. So satisfied that I am installing $1500 of lockers and gears in them this weekend.

    Brian
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  3. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I will be doing rockcrawling, and will either use my 35s or step up to 37s. I maintenance them regularly. The only problem I had was my spider gears shattered when I rolled my truck. I was just thinking to put a lock rite in the rear since Ive regeared them already. I have a Goodwrench 350 in it. I think the one with 250 hp.

    86 Blazer 4"lift 35" MTRs locked front, still 1/2 ton axles.Other vehicles 69 Firebird with 525 hp,and a 70 GTO www.geocities.com/modifierperformance
     
  4. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    I don't do rock crawling, but I think from everything I have seen, heard, and read that you are pushing your luck. With that kind of horsepower and that tire size, you would probably be better to upgrade.

    Brian
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  5. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    It all depends on you weight....

    Look at Shannon Campbell, for example... He ran "Pinky", a custom tube chassied, extended, 49 Willys. It had a mild 350 and he ran 35's and 37's. He ran a 10 bolt in the front and a 12 bolt in the rear. He also ran this in the ARCA circuit for many years!!! His father wa quoted as saying, that he only broke one axle in the 7 years he ran that set-up! Not sure what "Pinky" weighed though...

    Mike

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  6. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    I'd upgrade to 3/4 ton just for some piece of mind. I blew up the spider gears this past weekend in my 10 bolt running 35's. I had to get towed home. I'd rather spend the money to upgrade rather than pay the tow guy everytime. With regular maintinance and a lighter rig, there's still a chance to break.

    Rod
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    You'll still be blowing 297 joints (among other things) rockcrawling.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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