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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Flyinhi86, Apr 2, 2001.

  1. Flyinhi86

    Flyinhi86 Registered Member

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    I have 35's with 3:73's and would like to know if it would be wise to go to a 4:56. I've got a 350, RV cam, edelbrock intake+650 carb, K&N, and headers. Corporate 10 bolt diffs if that helps. Tell me what you think I should go with for gears later, thanx. Have to keep the 10 bolt just got new M/T wheels last year.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Flyinhi86 on 04/02/01 08:56 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. 4GUNZ4X4Z

    4GUNZ4X4Z 1/2 ton status

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    Is your tranny a 350 or 700? This will help with some opionins. I assume since you got an 86 that you have a 700r4, if thats the case and you want to keep your 10bolts then I would go with lower like 4.88's or even 5.13's. Just my 2cents.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Ditch the 10B rear and install something beefier, like a 14FF. You could get these readily available anywhere with 4.10 gears.

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  4. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I have 33's with a 700r4. Right now it has 3.08's in it. It never goes into 4th gear because I would have to be doing over 80.. I just bought 4.56's and am going to put them in next week.

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    Personally I would concentrate on saving up to get heavier axles. I have teh 10 bolts front and rear and I am itching to get them out and get in atleast a 12 bolt rear and a Dana 44 front. I wouldn't go bigger than 35" with the 10 bolts, just because I would rather not have to deal with being stranded cuz i Blew Up and axle. Just my thoughts...
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    Not to burst your bubble but a Dana 44 and 12 bolt is only a very marginal upgrade over the 10 bolts. If you're truly concerned with not getting stranded due to breakage consider a 14 bolt rear. That is an upgrade...[​IMG]

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  7. Highlander

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    I'm running 35 BFG's with a 700R and 4.11 in a 12bolt so far
    i like the way it runs down the road in OD at 75 it's at about
    2200RPM thats not to bad. And going to a Dana 60 or 14 bolt ff is not always an option for everyone
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    You know my opinion since we talked the other day...

    but I was wondering what type of wheelin you do? If it is hard and heavy, then you may want to also look into strengthening up that 10 bolt rear... Alloy axles, Stronger main bearing caps, Detroit..... Just a suggestion..

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  9. CaptCrunch

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    I have to agree with Highlander here... not all of us are the die hard rockcrawlers and offroaders... some of us have to drive these trucks everyday and occasionally drive 2 or 3 hrs or make a 500 mile trip. Yes a 14B is the bulletproof cheap route, but you still have the weak 10 or D44 up front unless you shell out the cash for a Dana 60. I say "run what ya brung" or "beat on it till it breaks". Then ya got a good excuse to upgrade [​IMG]

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  10. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    what kinda wheelimg do yo do?

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