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14 Bolt FF Carrier

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1HighK5, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. 1HighK5

    1HighK5 1/2 ton status

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    Hello everyone I would just like to know because I'm not totally sure. Do you need a different carrier to run 4.56 gears? The 14 Bolt I have has like a 3.42 or somthing they are highway gears. Will I have to hunt down a different carrier to go to 4.56 gears? Thank you John
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    4.10-down and 4.56-up is the split
     
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    The carrier split is 4.10 and lower and 4.56 and higher. To run normal 4.56 gears you will need a new carrier. BUT

    They make "thick" version 4.56 gears that will work on your 4.10 carrier. I personally run 4.56 thick gears on a carrier that used to have 3.73's on it. So the answer is NO you don't need a new carrier.

    Harley
     
  4. mini_mull

    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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    Are there any disadvantages to running "thick" gears, other than you can't get anything lower than 4.56? Can you run all the same lockers as long as you order the ones meant for the 4.10 down carrier?
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    they also make 5.13 "thick" gears, and the lockers will fit in either carrier.
     
  6. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I dont see any disadvantages, the ring gear is thicker so it in theory will be stronger.
     
  7. jk5blazer

    jk5blazer 1/2 ton status

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    none, all you need is the thick gear. Nothing different about install, other than installing a thicker gear.
     

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