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8 lug 10bolt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trailblazer87, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. trailblazer87

    trailblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    Just found a guy who is willing to give me a 14bolt rear and an 8-lug 10 bolt front. Does this thing even exsist? Or is it a D44?
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    They exist. They are available from '77 all the way up to '91. Both 1/2 and 3/4 ton, too. And that means 6 and 8 lugs. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Free is good! And yes, as Wes said, there is an 8-lug, 10-bolt front axle. I've got one laying in the garage right now. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  4. trailblazer87

    trailblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    The next question is.......Is it worth the swap? And will the detroit locker in my 10b rear fit in it?
    Thanks
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yep and depending on the spline count.
     
  6. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    hell yeah its worth the swap...thats what im running now in my 88...only cuz i cant afford a 60 yet...yet!!!

    Later
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I've had WAY more trouble with rearends than frontends. So getting that 14-bolt FF in the back is worth the swap for me. I'm getting ready to put that exact combo under my '90 Suburban. I don't plan to beat it off road, so the front 10-bolt should hold up just fine. But on the road, the 454 that's going under the hood will be torturing that rearend. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  8. bryguy00b

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    yea my dads 79 3/4 ton has the 10 bolt 8 lug front and a 14bff in the rear.. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Bryan
     

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