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  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    I am putting 4.10 gears in my front 10 bolt. Right now it has 3.08. Does anyone know if i need to change my carrier? Aso, any ideas on places i might be ble to find them cheap? Thnks
     
  2. blazing86

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    I think that you will but i do not know
     
  4. Blazer79

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    I'm not sure, but I think you can use a spacer for the shorter ring gear.

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  5. bablazer73

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    are you buying new gears? or do you have some used ones. If you are useing the stock gears. Mrgasket makes a gear spacer so you can use those gears on a 3.08 carrier.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
  6. Esteban86K5

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    I'm pretty sure you don't because I did it and there was no extra cost for a new carrier.

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  7. dyeager535

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    If it has 3.08's, and you want to use factory gears, yes you need a new carrier. If you buy Richmond gears made for the 3.08 carrier, no, you do not. I'm almost 110% sure that is correct, but you can always call Jegs or Summit and see if they will sell you 4.10's that will fit. If they ask you for previous gear ratio, then you knnow the carrier won't work with stock 4.10 ring/pinions.



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  8. HarryH3

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    To do it right, you need a new carrier. [​IMG] You can buy thicker gears or spacers to move the ring gear over far enough to match up with the smaller pinion gear of the 4.10's. However, the cross shaft that goes into the diff will not clear the ring gear teeth. You have to do some creative grinding to make them work.

    Check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.ring-pinion.com>http://www.ring-pinion.com</A>. Click on the "Gear Talk" button, then scroll to the bottom of the page to the article titled "Thick gears and c-clips can coexist" for a good write up on how this works.

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  9. bigjbear

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    NO, you do not need a new carrier. 10Bs use the same carrier from 2.73-4.88. The only split is at 2.43. Just look it up in any of the gear spec sheets. I swapped to a 4.56 with my original carrier. The D44s & 12Bs have splits about the 4:1 range, but the 10B-front or rear-do not.

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  10. HarryH3

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    Luckily, I've never owned a 10-bolt. [​IMG] I checked out the specs at Randy's Ring and Pinion web site, and sure enough, there isn't a need to change the carrier unless you have a really yucky stock ratio on the 10-bolt. They show the carrier split as: 2.56 & down / 2.76 & up.



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