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EEEEK! *axle help* UPDATE

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. muddin4fun

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    <font color=red> Update-Well...nevermind. It seems that Nick did a doosy and ordered the thick ones. LOL! Yea! So, all is well [​IMG]
    Thanks ya'll!</font color=red>


    I've got a 14FF in the rebuild stage. Now...GM parts house and the guy who is helping me is saying that the stock carrier for those things that had 4.10's won't work for 4.56 gears (something about not meshing right)! They say the bolts are even different and I'd have to get a different carrier! &lt;img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/shocked.gif"&gt;
    Is this true? I haven't heard anything from anybody on this site having this type of problem!

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by muddin4fun on 01/03/02 03:10 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Re: EEEEK! *axle help*

    Yep. The carrier break on a 14-bolt is between 4.10 and 4.56. [​IMG] You'll need to round up a carrier for the 4.56's.

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    Re: EEEEK! *axle help*

    Or, you could get a "thick" 4.56 gear depending on who you buy the gears from. The thicker gears are made to compensate for the carrier difference so you don't have to buy a new carrier.

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    Re: EEEEK! *axle help*

    There is a carrier break at 4.10 but you can go to a 4.56 with that carrier as long as you get the thick version of the 4.56 (usually it's a part number followed by an 'x'). I went from 3.21 to 4.56 with the same carrier. I just had to use the thick ring gear, like you will. Some people will use a spacer rather than a thick ring gear, but most experts say they are not a good thing to use. Call Randy's ring and pinion and they will get what you need without a hassle. Hope all goes well and keep us updated.

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  6. Emmettology 101

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    Re: EEEEK! *axle help*

    I second all the other info.. [​IMG] Thick ring gear! [​IMG]

    Mike

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