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5.38 in 10b??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big89Burban, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Big89Burban

    Big89Burban 1/2 ton status

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    I got a 10b with 3.xx gears in it. What all is needed to get 5.38's in it? Need to gear the front and get the 4wd back. :D

    Can I use a d44 gear in a 10b? Will it work?

    thanks
     
  2. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Parts from the D44 and 10bolt are not interchangeable. Also I am not sure that they make a 5.13 for a 10bolt. If this is for some big tires then whatever size tire needs a 5.13 to way too big for these 1/2 ton axels and will break something the first time you hit the gas. I wouldn't go bigger than 35s on 10bolts. That is what I'm running 35s on 10bolts with a 4.10 ratio.
     
  3. blackblazer717

    blackblazer717 1/2 ton status

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    i think he said something even taller than a 5.13 i think it was 5.38..... hummm i smell baaaaqd stuff in the air, is it hummmmm broken everything from yoke to shafts... dont do it unless you plan on running no more than a 35 or 36...

    LUKE
     
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    sorry, my bad it was 5.38
     
  5. Big89Burban

    Big89Burban 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for the opinion guys but I just can justify waiting months/spending 1500+ to build a d60 for my truck right now.

    They do sell 5.38's for d44/10b. I just need to know wether I will have to get a new carrier or a spacer etc.
     
  6. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    Search the boneyards!! Find a 14 FF for the rear and a 60 front. 5.38's in a 10 bolt?? Hope its just for mall cruising and parking lot pimpin'!! Why spend money on gears and install when the first time you try something nasty its gonna snap?
     
  7. Big89Burban

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    its already got a D60 rear. Just havent upgraded the front yet and I dont want to go broke trying to build a front axle.
     
  8. muddybuddy

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    i had 5.13s in a 10b, never ran it tho, found a d60 just before i installed the axle back in. as long as you have 3.08 and up it uses the same carrier. carrier break is 2.73 and down or 3.08 and up
     
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    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    If it's for mall cruising and parking lot pimpin wtf do you need gears for a front 10b:haha:
     
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    if u were to spend 5:38 on gears carrier etc that will run you 3-4, why not save up another 500 and get a dana 60, ebay has them quite cheap

    dont spend any coin on a 10 bolt, live with what ya got
     
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    what size tires are you going to run? im hoping its 35s or 36s and u just want a killer ratio. i say wait and get a 60...i found out the hard way.
     
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    Wow at least someone provided something useful :rolleyes:
     
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    hummm, i say they will last, 5.38's are pritty tall, just was wondering from earlier, what size tire ya going to run bud...?
    LUKE
     
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    Just call Randys ring and pinion. Get a gearset and install kit. I think you also need a special cross pin. www.randysringandpinion.com
     
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    The carrier break is at 3.73. Ratios numerically higher starting from 3.73 use a different carrier then gearsets 3.55 and down.
     
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    It's actually 2.73up and 2.46down. The only 4 series carrier made for a 10 bolt is aftermarket.
     
  17. muddyblzr

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    hes running 44'' trxus all terrains. its mainly just a nice street truck that might see some mud.
    bigburban hows the d61 doin??:doah:
     
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    With the 5.38's in it. I couldnt be happier with my D61/D60 hybrid :D
     
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    haha good to hear u got that straightened out
     
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    thanks for fixing that, i knew it had to do with 2.73 but i wasnt 100% sure which break it was
     

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