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G.m 10 bolt vs ford 8.8

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevyk5blazer666, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. chevyk5blazer666

    chevyk5blazer666 Registered Member

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    is the g.m 10 bolt just as s**ty as the ford 8.8? b/c the ford 8.8 sucks a big one i went thru three of them in my bronco . and i dont want to have the same problum with my blazer . is there a chevy axel like the ford 9 in. sorry stupid qustion
     
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    tarussell 1/2 ton status

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    The GM 8.5" 10 bolt does not even rate as high on the P.O.S. chart as the 8.8" Ford axle ...... :laugh:

    The 9.5" axle is fairly strong but it still retains the shafts with c-clips.
    Tom
     
  3. chevyk5blazer666

    chevyk5blazer666 Registered Member

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    lol that waz funny .....but it dose anser my queastion....thanx .will a rear out of a c-30 pick up fit in my blazer ? (dully)
     
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    I guess I should have been more specific. The semi-floater 9.5" GM rear end is comparable to the Ford 9" strength wise but it is not sought after like the 9" inch for many reasons and one of them is the axle shaft retention method.

    Yes a C-30 rear axle will fit in your Blazer if you are willing to deal with the wheel mount surface width issues and re-locate the spring pad perches and maybe the shock brackets .
    What year C-30 are you talking about ???
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    In all honesty, Find a K20 that you can get the axles from. A K30 would be better, but very hard too come by at a reasonable price.
     
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    ita a 1983 c-30 4wd with a dull rear 350 3 spd manual that is all i know snow plow cracked frame and it is in my yard
     
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    The rear end doesnt matter if its 4x4 or not...
     
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    yah i kno but if the gears arnt the same im gonna take the front 2
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I know, but if ya get both axles from a K20, then you don't run into the miss matched gears problem.
     
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    If it is a 4wd then it is a K-30. C-30's are 2wd's. It would also have a Dana 60 front axel.
     
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    but i dont have a k20 i have a c-30 thats free
     
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    then i gess someone converted it b/c the titel says c-30 and the vin maches and on the fender it says c-30
     

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