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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JunkYardCrawler, Oct 24, 2000.

  1. JunkYardCrawler

    JunkYardCrawler 1/2 ton status

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    i am upgrading my gears. i was woundering if you guys could tell me where a good place to get a kit for front and rear. i got a dana 44 and a 12 bolt. i have 3.07 in it now, and was looking to go to 4.27 or 4.10's. i would rather go to 4.27's but have had trouble finging them anywhere. i want a complete install kit. all the bearings and such. is the kit for drivetrain direct any good(power package)?

    http://www.drivetraindirect.com/power.htm
    if not could u guys let me know where?

    thanx

    Well as it gose it gose and under it rolls heavey rubber bouncing on a head.
    (hey i'm a poet)
     
  2. JunkYardCrawler

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    Any one??????

    Well as it gose it gose and under it rolls heavey rubber bouncing on a head.
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  3. 90K5

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    This may not mean much but I've never even heard of 4.27 gears.

    90K5
     
  4. JunkYardCrawler

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    i have only been looking on charts and calculating numbers. i have never heard of them either. but hoping. i liked the way the numbers worked out.

    Well as it gose it gose and under it rolls heavey rubber bouncing on a head.
    (hey i'm a poet)
     
  5. blazen91

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    www.4wheelparts.com has gear and diff. packages on their site. I was just looking at them a lil bit ago.

    blazen91
     
  6. JunkYardCrawler

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    dose it come with inner and outer bearings?

    Well as it gose it gose and under it rolls heavey rubber bouncing on a head.
    (hey i'm a poet)
     
  7. blazen91

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    Not sure but I think it does.

    blazen91
     
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    Hey Junk Yard, talk to Jay at Tucson Differential, he'll get you rolling. Did you get that seat?

    creepin' and crawlin'

    Jim
     
  9. Butch

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    I would call Randy's ring and pinion. They are in the back of all of the 4 wheel mags. I would not buy a bumper sticker from 4 wheel parts, much less something important like gears.
     
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    Richmond only lists a 4.10 or a 4.56...

    What tires are you running?

    If you are running smaller tires go with the 4.10's(smaller = 33 or smaller) but if you are running 35+ go 4.56..

    Try Randy;s Ring and Pinion or DTS or even National Drivetrain.

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  11. '73 K5

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    Try out www.differentials.com. Its a place called West Cost Diffs. I spent about $1200 on their stuff last year. The guy I talked to was named Ed and he was kind of slow, but nice and helpful. I also have a D44 and a 12 bolt. I got the new Dana/Spicer parts for the front and U.S. Gear ring and pinion for the back. My mechanic said they set up real easy. Call 'em.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
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    I've bought all of my axle stuff from Randy's Ring and Pinion and would recommend them.
     
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    Why do you want a complete kit ?
    You will do the best to buy from different sources, and you can pick the "best money can buy" or you can go cheap. Gears (ring) fit onto the carrier, have you thought about that? (refering to extra thick ring gear, 4.56:1)
    Good luck
     
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    4.27 gears are only offered in Dana Spicer products, Dana 44 & 30. I believe someone is making a 4.30 Dana 60 gearset, which is close enough to use with the 4.27s. Bad thing is that the only close ratios for the 12 bolt are 4.10s and 4.56s. Check your numbers, and remember that the tire size that is listed on your sidewall is TALLER than what you actually have...what I mean is, is if 4.27 gears look good to you on paper, and you've figured that out by using the advertised height of the tire, then 4.10s will probably be just fine for your application.

    ken
     
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    Like ken said, physically measure your tire height with the tire mounted on your K5 and loaded. Measure from ground to top of tire in a verticle line, not side to side horizontally due to tire flex.

    Cruisin in my '73.
     
  16. K2500

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    The part store I work for sells the DRIVETRAIN gear setups to an outfitter with 'burbans. Those guys ABUSE those suckers. I have not heard anything bad about them, except that they dont include the spider gear bolt. You have to get it by its self.

    If it aint leaking it aint mine [​IMG]
     
  17. JunkYardCrawler

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    i am looking at a set of 36 inch tires and they mesure up to about 35.4. i used that in calculations and such.

    Well as it gose it gose and under it rolls heavey rubber bouncing on a head.
    (hey i'm a poet)
     
  18. JunkYardCrawler

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    the kit uses gears like precision gears and superor gear. and timken overhaul bearings. and its for front and rear for $470. + carrier for more money if i need it witch i beleave i do.

    Executioner what is the best money can buy?

    Well as it gose it gose and under it rolls heavey rubber bouncing on a head.
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    Actually to measure a tire you measure from the ground to the center of the hub and multiply by 2. This is the static loaded radius.

    90K5
     
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    jimmyjack
    what store was the seat in?

    Well as it gose it gose and under it rolls heavey rubber bouncing on a head.
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