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3/4 Ton 10 Bolt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Corey 78K5, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Ok hear's the deal as soon as I move I'm gonna start looking for a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup. If I get a good deal on a 3/4 ton with a 10 Bolt front would it be worth getting? I mean I would still be getting a 14 Bolt and a heavy duty tranny (hope it has a SM465 and a 205 t-case) plus the front end would have the 8 lug wheel pattern witch is what I would need. I know the 1/2 ton 10 Bolt is a POS but would the 3/4 version be a problem untill I get my hands on a Dana 60?
     
  2. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    It's not the ideal axle, but it's not crap... and can be beefed up somewhat. It depends on how heavy you are on the gas and how crazy you are.... if you just hit stuff head on driving crazy you'll blow it right out...
     
  3. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Well I'm not a crazy driver, but my modo is if it dont go force it. I will be putting my 454 in also as soon as I build it up with some major stump pulling power.
     
  4. 4GUNZ4X4Z

    4GUNZ4X4Z 1/2 ton status

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    Corey, I dont see a 3/4ton 10bolt being any stronger then a 1/2ton 10 bolt. The only difference in the 2 that I know of is the lug pattern 6 vs 8 and thats not always the case these days. I might be talking out of my tailpipe, but I would pass on the 3/4 10bolt and at least try to find a truck with a D44HD or even better a 1ton with the 60/14 combo. Heck a 1ton isn't going to run you much more then a 3/4ton, but they are harder to find. Just my 2cents worth.
     
  5. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    a 3/4 ton 10 bolt to the best of my knowledge is actually stronger than a 3/4 44...i have been told that by many people...if it was me and i couldnt find a 60 i would settle for a 3/4 ton 10 bolt...WAIT A MINUTE, THAT IS WHAT I DID...

    Later
     
  6. purple89jimmy

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    it seems to me that the 3/4t 10 bolt would be similar in strength to a D44hd except that a 10 bolt has thinner axle tubing than the 44. Haven't really seen too many people break the actual housing of a 10 bolt, but I am sure it can be done. As everyone always says, it REALLY does depend on how you use your rig. 454/ 305, 35's/44's; it would all work well with a 10 bolt, but put it on a slick rock face at 70 degree angles with one tire wedged in a crevice and even a D60 can break.
     

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