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Axle q&a

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have a set of 10 bolts with 4.11 and are completly rebuilt
    with a set of 38-15-15 ground hawgs brand new.
    I have a 14 bolt a dana 44 but they are eight lug and cna't afford new rims any ideas 10 bolts suck.

    89 k5 350 700r4 np 208 8"lift 38's 4.11 /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  2. Swanson52

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    Sell your 10 bolts and buy some 15 inch, 8-lug wheels.
     
  3. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would love to sell them but everyone knows they suck plus all my friends have fullsize pickups with dana 60's
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Forgive me for being dense, but what exactly is the question? You have two sets of axles, but your rims only fit one set. You can't afford rims for the new axles and you can't sell the old axles. What is the problem here, your solution seems obvious, you're going to have to run the old axles until you can afford rims.

    Seems to me that you could sell the 10 bolts for the cost of a set of rims, the 4.11 gears should make them pretty easy to sell for $250 or so and rims shouldn't cost more than that unless you want the bling-bling ones. This seems more like a vent than a Q&amp;A. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif </font color>
     
  5. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Dude, Shaggy... You're so dense. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    yeah, Your gonna have to sell the 10 bolts. There not gonna take the 38's anyways! unless you street drive only. You might be able to sell the axels in pieces. I know it's a waste, but shipping whole axels is expensive. What gears are in the d44? and 14 bolt? if your front 10 bolt is new, swap the 8 lug parts onto the 10 bolt and leave that one in the truck. Of course, this will only work if the 14 bolt has 4.10's. That way you only have to swap rear axel and then the old 10bolt rear. just idea's.
     
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    How about post yer 10 bolts in the for sale forum and then someone local might make a deal. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> I may be mentally dense, but physically I'm actually quite smooshy, so it evens out. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
  9. dheavychevy38

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    The 14 bolt has 4.56 with a gov lock the d 44 is 4.56 open
    does anyone know where to get cheap 8 lug 15 inch rims
     
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    I disagree on the 10 bolts not holding up to 38s. I have a 10 bolt front with a lock right, and a 12 bolt rear open with hardened axles. I runs 4.56 gears and have 38.5" SXs. I rockcrawl as well. They make not always hold up, but so far so good /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I would say run the 10 bolts till you break them, then by then you should have the money for wheels.

    Dan /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  11. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    How does that lock right compare to a mini spool any major differance ?
    I most run trails and mud a couple of time we drive to attica the badlands.
     
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    I don't think you would have the problem on the front 10 bolts. I had 40's on mine, and jumped it alot. but the fronts are full floating style hubs. On the rears, that axel takes all the load. Thats really alot of pressure on that twig! I have seen alot of them pop!
     

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