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Carrier Break?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hossbaby50, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Ok, I was wondering the carrier break on a front 10 bolt axle. I currently have 3.73 gears and am planning on 4.56 gears. Will I need a new carrier. Also will a Auburn limited slip from a rear 10 bolt work in a front axle. Thanks

    Harley

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  2. txbartman

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    No, I do not think you need a new carrier. I went from 3.73 to 4.56s and no one said anything about it. Of course, I also added Detroits which replace the carrier. But no one ever said there was an issue before.

    On the Auburn, yes it will work. Anything that will go in a rear 10-bolt will also go in the front. The only thing to make sure of is the spline count. There are 28- and 30-spline axleshafts for a 10-bolt. I don't know how an Auburn works, so I don't know if that matters for it. But just be aware.

    Brian
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  3. RedDwarf

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    Carrier break for 10 Bolts is between 2.73 and 3.08

    You are in the clear

    Over 600 posts and still a "pavment pounder"...
     
  4. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    That's why I didn't know of any carrier breaks in the 10-bolts! Man that's high!

    Brian
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    Are you sure the Auburn will work up front on a ten bolt? I asked a GM mechanic about this and he said absolutely no way. The carriers are different sizes physically. I hope he's wrong!!!!!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    When I removed mine, the front and rear carriers on my 10-bolts were exactly identical. I don't see why they would be different sized anyway considering the gears are the same size! Doesn't make sense!

    And, the Detroits I put in (front &amp; rear) were identical. Only difference is that rear 10-bolt axle shafts have c-clips and fronts don't; and front 10-bolt axles have the seals inside the carriers at the innermost part of the housing where the rear axle seals are way out at the wheel end of the housing.

    Brian
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Oh man, if he's wrong I'll be stylin'!!!! I'm getting an open carrier from Jekbrown somethime soon that I'm gonna stick a lockrite into and then I'll throw my Auburn up front since it's pretty worn out anyway. It still works, just not 100%.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  8. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Who cares about carrier breaks? They make thick gears for everything now anyway. They're cheaper than a new carrier, just as good, and not that much more expensive than a regular gearset.

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

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