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Axle Qtn?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 01mudslinger, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. 01mudslinger

    01mudslinger Registered Member

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    I have a 1988 GMC Jimmy, TBI 350, 700R4, stock 10 bolt rearends with 3.73's and 38" super swampers. Can anybody tell me which axles i have, the 28 or 30 splines, i read that 90 and newer upgraded to 30 splines, and 90 and older were 28 splines. I am fixing to order 4.56 gears and a lockers and i need to know what im buying for. Thanks alot for the info guys.
     
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    Are you planning on off-roading with that truck much? If you are, I'd advise investing in some 3/4 ton axles. I'd hate to see you waste money on gears and lockers when your axles break the first time out...
     
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    Ive got a couple of buddies wheeling 10 bolts and have had minimul problems. I know eventually i will need to upgrade but for right now im just curious as to what splines the axles are. thanks again guys.
     
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    84 K5 4x4 1/2 ton status

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    X2 on the 3/4 ton axels but you probably have 28 Spline axels. Well atleast thats what my blazer Had in it.
     
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    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    if you need a rear axle you can pick a 14bff with 456 and a detroit down here in richmond for about 500 bucks..thats prolly how much you were gonna spend anyway...dont waste your money on a 10 bolt trust me...especially not a rear....
     
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    GM supposedly changed from 28 spline to 30 spline starting in 1989. Being an 88 i would pull an axle and start counting splines. Nothing worse than buying parts that you believe are correct to find out in the middle of your project that they're wrong.
     
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    Thanks alot guys i was doing some searching, and im pretty sure it is a 28 and offroad designs has upgrades for the 10 bolt that make them stronger than the 12. im just researching my options at the moment. thanks again.
     
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    hey 2slo4five0 where can i pick up this axle, if you can give me some more information id be really interested. thanks again man.
     
  9. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    couple guys down here sell them....call mark at anything offroad....804-839-6518..hell hook ya up
     
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    Thanks alot man, ill give that some thought. But almost a grand on a axle is a lil more than im wanting to spend. tryin to make this a budget wheeler. LOL We all know how that goes.
     
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    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i think shackerbuilt has them for like 800 bucks...they are in va beach...you will have to move the perches though if the axle comes out a one ton...the first thing i would tell you to do is pay 25 bucks become a member and look in the clasifides on here...you can find deals on stuff all the time...best 25 bucks i ever spent...
     

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