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front axle stuff

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i have a 10 bolt front axle in my 1989 3/4ton suburban and i want to lock it or do something to it. but what? i now know i shouldn't weld it and i'm afraid if i lock it, i will break it with my 36"s. so until i can get a dana-60 later this year, what should i do? can i put a gov-lock diff out of a rear 10 bolt in it? (probably a stupid question but i don't know)

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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    anyone? [​IMG]

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    k5king 1/2 ton status

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    get a lock rite locker or a true trac, they're not solid lockers from what i can remember,,like a really strong limited slip. and since you have the 3/4 ton axles, i wouldn't be worried to much about breaking anything if you haven't already,,i can only see it helping NOT to break anything,instead of stressing one wheel,,you'll be putting power to both. check out some magazines, 4 wheel parts wholesalers always seems to have adds in there, just to give you a price and a pic. some guy's don't like ordering from them, i have before and no troubles yet.

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    If you dont want good on road "manners" you could opt for a eaton posi which is like a newer version of the gov-lock i belive eaton made those a while ago... they are now using carbon fiber clutches and are fully rebuildable and adjustable and i heard are very nice and strong. If you are into more into hard core offraoding Or if oyu have the money and patience
    go for the ARB

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Lock Right the dang thing and be done with it.

    If you do the LR, at least you won't have to mess with the ring gear/carrier and backlash.

    Just remove the spider gears and install the LR and call it finished. [​IMG]



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  7. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    lock right sounds good to me. thanks guys!

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