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BLOWN DIFFERENTIAL

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CORY CONWAY, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. CORY CONWAY

    CORY CONWAY Newbie

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    BAD NIGHT!! I LOST THE REAR END OF MY 1990 BLAZER AND WHEN WE TRIED TO MOVE IT ONTO A TOW TRUCK IT BLEW A 2" TEAR TYPE HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CASING. CAN THIS TEAR BE REPAIRED SO I WON'T HAVE TO REPLACE THE WHOLE CASING.
     
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    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Usually it can be reparied, my friend blew his differential and it was welded back together. You could always use this as an oppotunity and/or excuse to upgrade your axle to a beefier and stronger one, such as the 14bolt =) They are usually pretty cheap, but make sure its the same gear ratio as your front setup.

    87 Custom Deluxe
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    6"Springs, Tranny, & Engine coming soon.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    It'll be easier and cheaper to buy another complete rear end...
    assuming your truck is stock . If so it'll have the 10 bolt rear, dime a dozen diff. Check the For sale forum, there might be someone nearby with a good 10 bolt for sale for you.

    Rene

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Welcome to the site.
    Please take the time to fill out your profile. It helps us to help you.
    Do you have a caps key problem? Just curious as to why you are "shouting". [​IMG]



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    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Besides the cost factor you wont have any other suprises waiting for you, once you hit the trails again. Who knows what else was affected by a shear in the metal.

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    Your right about both questions. Sorry about that.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Everybody does that...don't worry about it.

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    I NEVER DO, RENE.......ummmm..........oops[​IMG]!!!!

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    Thankyou for the advive.
     
  10. rain1971

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    I would get a 12 bolt and go with a dual shock setup if you plan to have it last a bit longer than a 10bolt, best thing is a 12 bolt still has 6 bolt holes for the rims.
    the shocks will bolt to opposite sides of the housing, otherwise its a direct bolt in upgrade swap.
    it would be quicker and easier to just buy another used 10 bolt, then it will swap in with no fabricating whatsoever.
    I find replacing parts with their identical match makes the job go smootly and quickly.
    make sure you get the same gear ratio, or it will rip your transfer case up :)

    Theres no replacement for displacement!
    I want a big block!
     

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