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4.56 carrier for 14b

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    do i have to buy a new carrier to run this gear ratio? current is 3.73.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    It really depends on the gears. Some aftermarket manufacturers make thicker low ratio gear sets to fit high ratio carriers to prevent having to buy a different carrier (I have thick 5.13's on a 4.10 carrier in my truck). If they are OE GM 4.56's you will have to buy the correct carrier because GM doesn't make them like that.
     
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    darn, that sucks. that's what i'm bidding on Ebay, and they are factory gears. where could i get the factory carrier?
     
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    yup /forums/images/icons/grin.gif sorry /forums/images/icons/frown.gif 4.10 is the break
     
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    <font color="green"> You can buy thecarrier from any of the major drivetrain places. When I was looking for one Drivetrain Direct had the best price at $189.</font color>
     
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    Order the 'thick' 4.56's. They make a gear set that comprimises for the difference in the carriers.
     
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    so what are you saying? i could use the factory carrier and order the thick gears, or just thick gears for a 4.10-up carrier?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    You said you were bidding on a set of OE gears on Ebay, right? Do one of these two things :

    1) use your 3.73 carrier and buy thick aftermarket gears

    2) buy the gears off of Ebay and buy a 4.56 &amp; up carrier from someone like Drivetrain Direct.

    Go with which ever is best for your wallet, the result is the same.
     
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    well really what would be good for my wallet is if the 4.56's would fit the stock carrier. which of the two listed options is the cheapest?
     
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    The thick gears would be better on your wallet.
     
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    where's a good place to get them? well, maybe uglychevy383 will sell me his carrier if it'll work.
     
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    i need to figure out a weight of a 14ff carrier though... anyone know?
     
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    As to which is cheapest, that just depends on what you pay for the Ebay gears.
     
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    right now i'm looking at 53 bucks + ride for the ebay gears
     
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    If you found the thicker gears that cheap, id go that routte! shipping you a 14ff carrier will be spendy i bet..
     
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    really they're the factory 4.56's
     
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    I got Motive Gears from Napa. I don't remember how much though. I want to say the part number for the thinner 4.56's were the same as the thick 4.56's only the thick ones had an "x" on the end....I think.../forums/images/icons/crazy.gif

    Talk to the parts stores in your area and get quotes. Or, if you have a brand you want, I'm sure they have a website. With gears, you get what you pay for. You'll want to break them in properly too. You can overheat the oil if you just start driving on them like normal. When the oil breaks down, then your new gears could get ruined.

    Breaking in new gears
     
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    Napa sells gears!? That's almost like Advanced selling new parts. But I'll check around. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    I got Motive Gears from Napa. I don't remember how much though. I want to say the part number for the thinner 4.56's were the same as the thick 4.56's only the thick ones had an "x" on the end....I think..

    [/ QUOTE ] that is correct, Id just go to 4 wheel parts wharehouse.
     

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