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12 bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eightyone, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. eightyone

    eightyone 1/2 ton status

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    is there anyway to run a 38 inch tires on a 12 bolt? i was offered quite a bit of money for my built 14 bolt with disks, so i took it. now i need to throw my 12 bolt back in...im thinkin about keepin it there, and maybee doing some stronger shafts? anyone know how to go about this?
     
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    Buy a locker and strong shafts and go /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif I know a guy who runs REAL trails with a 12 bolt and good shafts , and 35 MTR's , places where most think you can only use a 14 bolt . 38's are too big , but if you use new shafts and drive easy it could last . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    eightyone 1/2 ton status

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    thnaks for the info, has anyone made a 12 bolt full floating? and what size gears do the 12 bolts go up to, im running 4.11 in the front, id liek to match that.
     
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    You can get thick gears for high gear carriers , and normal gears for low gear carriers . GM used these for a long time , alots available . I have seen the warn full float kit before , unsure if it is STILL available . Disc brakes makes it harder to lose the axle with drum and tire attached /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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