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10 bolts are garbage, GRRRR...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Silver84k5, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    Was out in central oregon wheeling, tried to climb a few boulders, and all i hear is BANG.... then we pull my truck off the rocks and i look at my rear tire, its sticking out of wheel well about 2 feet, then i find my front driveline about 10 feet away from my truck, then when i went back to the cabin to get some help, i come back and my damn CD player got stolen, i was 200 miles from home heh, How much stronger is a 12 bolt then a 10 bolt, cuz i had an extra 12 bolt from my 77 that i had my friend bring me, just curious how much more strength i have (if any)

    If you dont make it the first time, Drink another beer, and press a little harder on the gas
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If you wanna keep the 6 lugs, get the 14 bolt SEMI-floater instead. It's even more stronger than the 12 bolt. [​IMG]



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  3. Silver84k5

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    i got a 14ff ready to go in, im just waiting on the money for Rims, and new 42"s, but who knows how long that will take, im just curious about that 12, i dont want to get caught in the damn woods again i almost didnt make it to work on monday

    If you dont make it the first time, Drink another beer, and press a little harder on the gas
     
  4. lgk5

    lgk5 1/2 ton status

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    is there a dent on the floor board right under the gas pedal?
     
  5. Silver84k5

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    i dont think so i havent really loooked

    If you dont make it the first time, Drink another beer, and press a little harder on the gas
     
  6. 90K5

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    A 12 bolt is a little stronger than a 10, and won't take much time to slide in there until you are ready for the 14

    90K5
     
  7. Silver84k5

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    heh its already in there, i had to change it in the hills where i broke the other one, so i could get home

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  8. bigmack

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    The 12 bolt is a little stronger. It has a 8.875" ring gear where the 10 bolt is 8.5". The axle shaft legnth is the same, the only differnece I have ever found in the axle shafts is where they spline into the carrier. They look almost the same but the 12 bolt is a little thicker. To make a long story short the 12 bolt is a little stronger but you will be very happy when you get your 14 bolt installed. I know I was.


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    this kind of comment is ridiculous
    so one is supposed to take a high torque V8 engine but only idle around?
    the loud pedal SHOULD be on the floor
    now if he was hopping real bad and broke something you can defend the driver error claim.
    even then the tiny ujoints should pop before hard axle parts.

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
  10. lgk5

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    it was ment as a joke after i read his sig but next time i'll be
    more careful ofYOUR feelings
     
  11. Corey 78K5

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    12 bolt 8.7/8 ring gear 1.31 axel shaft diameter 30 spline.
    10 bolt 8.5 ring gear 1.28 axel shaft diameter 28 spline.


    Corey 78K5
    350CI, TH350, 203, Dana 44,12 Bolt, 4"lift, Shackel Flip, Sawsall and 35" BFG's
     
  12. m j

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    sorry just hear that all the time



    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
  13. txbartman

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    Just be aware that in your situation, it doesn't sound like the ring gear was the problem in your 10-bolt. It was the axle shaft itself. 12-bolt axle shafts are a little bit larger than 10-bolts, but not much. And they are still c-clips. So, if the shaft were to break again on the 12-bolt, you will end up in the same situation. The 14BFF will help you here as if a shaft breaks, your wheel won't depart the housing. You could at least be able to limp home on it.

    I'm sorry to hear you had this kind of luck. But, anything is breakable. DBLAZER has broken 2 Dana 60 stub shafts crawling on relatively simple stuff here in Texas. It just goes to show that ANY part can be broken.

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    hey where is DBLAZER at? i havent seen him lurking around the boards lately...

    Later

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    He's kinda disappeared. He and his wife really got into everything (rig, club, etc) and forgot to take time for themselves. They resigned from the committee in our club a little while back (couple months or so) and have since left the club. They have kinda disappeared. I here for personal reasons (whatever that means).

    Last I heard, however, is that he is putting 2.5 ton rockwells under his rig and chopping it up BIG TIME. Won't be much of a way to even tell it was a K5 when he gets done with it.

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  16. StonerK5

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    So sensitive

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    hey man i understand...i guess they are taking a little "break" from things?? thats cool...rockwells would be bad a$$!!!!!

    i was wondering what happened i mean he gets his pic in magazines and stuff and then its like he falls off the face of the earth...

    oh well let him know we wanna see his rig when its done...

    Later

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    What size and type of tires were you running when this happened?
     
  19. Silver84k5

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    38" 15.50 Tsl Swamps,

    If you dont make it the first time, Drink another beer, and press a little harder on the gas
     
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    Your 12 bolt will probably not last long with those tires. I would get a 14bolt full floater if you want to run tires that size. A dana 60 front would be a good idea too.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     

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