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10 bolts?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hossbaby50, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I have an 85 Jimmy with 32's and stock 10 bolts. I already blew the Gov-Lock and replaced it with and Auburn(rear). I was wondering how much abuse the 10 bolts will take. Most of my wheelin is moderate, hunting and some trail work in AZ so I see everything, sand, mud, rock, etc. Oh ya I have Warn hub fuses in the front. I plan on a 14 bolt rear and ORD Chrome Moly shafts for the front, but I'm a freshman in college and there along way off. All input welcome. Thank's
     
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    I live in Phoenix also. The only thinks that have broke in my rear 10 bolt is an axle and spider gears. The axle was I have in Lake Havasu and was pulling someone out of the sand that was stuck to the frame. The spider gears blew just before I rolled my Jimmy. Other than that no problems. I always wheel mine with full tools, and a competetion stereo, so it weighs quite a bit. Now it doesnt though.
    Where are you in Phx?

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    As for the front I have a lock rite locker in it. So far so good. I do quite a bit of rockcrawling and the axles hold up fine. It just depends on how you drive it. If you take it slow and easy, less breakage. Best way to have them hold up is to replace all the bearings, and replace the gear oil frequently.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    Right now I'm in Ft. Collins Colorado. I'm going to college up here. I live on the westside of Phoenix. My Jimmy is with my parents. My dad takes it huntin when I'm gone.
     
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    Let me know when you come back, so we can go wheeling. I live in Awahtukee.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    I'll just make this short and sweet.

    The rear 10 bolt is a worthless hunk of metal that GM should have never designed. The 10 bolt front is okay though if you don't really beat the snot out of yours.

    If you're a good boy with 33" tires or less, 10 bolt rears will probably hold up. Mine didn't though.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    How is it that 10 Bolts survive the abuse of racing? More than one drag car, and more than one desert racer run them. One of our own members, Scoob311 is running his Class 3 Blazer in Snowflake, on a 10 bolt rear as we speak. Hardly the accomplishment of a "worthless hunk of metal "

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    Thats what Im saying. I have a stock 10 bolt in my Firebird. The only thing I did to it was replace the bearings, and put an auburn pro posi in it. It has held up to low 11 second 1/4 mile times for three years. I still have factory axles.

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    Basically here is my take on 10bolts... run them ill they bust or you want different gears. A 10B with some aftermarket shafts and stuff work pretty good if you decide to go posi or locker. A 12B is a nice step up and w/ aftermarket axles shafts and a few other mods they can be made pretty strong. Now if you do rock crawling forget it... I would just get a 14B FF and forget it. Mostly cause the stress is huge and when that axles decides to snap it is gonna be really nice to have the wheel stay on rather then watch the quater panel bash into the rocks. But if you do minor stuff... sand, keep the ole throttle foot under control and keep it unlocked you will be fine.

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    Well basically I know on the drag strip and in the races a 10B can live well. Now when the rock crawlers use them... man there is stress! Add in a throttle happy individual or a BBC torque curve... bam! stuff breaks, but else where I have seen 10 and 12B's live fine and dandy.

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