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Axles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by snowtoy, Jun 26, 2001.

  1. snowtoy

    snowtoy Registered Member

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    Hi I live in Norway and here they build toyota pickups with 35 inch tires, lockers and full 3 years waranty from a company called Arctic trucks (www.arctictrucks.no) In Iceland they build them with 38 inch, and this is stock axles! they just changes the gearing. So is mine 10 bolts so much weaker then original Toyota? I have hard to belive it. Well arctic trucks is build to drive on snow, no rockclimbing or hard stuff, I want to build mine 83 K5 diesel like this cars(lot of snow in winter, but no rocks,hard terrain) but if 10 bolts are so weak I don't know, maybe I should buy a toyota next time.(to bad they are so expensive here)
    I bought my K5 because I want a car that is heavy duty.
     
  2. morphed86k10

    morphed86k10 1/2 ton status

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    It depends on what you're using it for. The 10 bolts might not be strong enough for a rock crawler where lots of traction(solid rock), lockers, large tires, and low low gears all put lots of strain on the drivetrain. I've heard they are all right for most uses up to 35'' tires. My open 10 bolts didn't have a problem with 33's, and I did some pretty banzai hill attacking with them. If you are are using it as daily transportation without huge tires, you shouldn't have a problem with the 10 bolts.
     
  3. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Stop worrying ! [​IMG]
    I have been on 35" muds all summer with my 10 bolts and I have been off road playing in clay and mud, It 's holding upp nicely.

    A friend of mine from Oslo had his K5 on 35's for 3 years and he broke his 10 bolt twice backing upp hard with a big trailer. He changed the "stikkaksel" both times with used parts himself and it didn't cost much.

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  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    My friends run 38s on stock 10 bolts and don't break a thing. I don't know how.

    Another runs 44s on a 10 bolt/12 bolt combo and only breaks driveshafts.

    Others run very large 39-44 inch tires on 10 bolt/D44/14 bolt combos with no problelms either, except the BBC killing spider gears.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  5. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    Be careful though. I grenaded my 10 bolt rear end with 31" tires. Granted I was doing a little bit of climbing but not enough to where I should have blow out the Ring and Pinion.

    89 K5 Silverado
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