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HELP!!! I need a carrier for my rear-end.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lehtola, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. lehtola

    lehtola 1/2 ton status

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    What do you all recommend for a replacement on a 10 bolt rear-end as far as the carrier is concerned? What is the cost for a replacement? Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Well if I had to do it I would just get a Locker, like a detroit. I am assuming your carrier broke, and to me that would be the perfect excuse to put on a locker. What I have now is an Q locker and that uses the stock carrier, and I know it's OK with the 35" I have now but it will brake under the 38" or 40" that I am planning on putting, then I will turn to detroits, which would replace my carrier.
     
  3. lehtola

    lehtola 1/2 ton status

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    I've not checked lately but...how much are detroit lockers?
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Half ton diff's with Detroits still won't survive 38-40" tires...

    Rene
     
  5. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    As tRusty implied, you should really be thinking about 3/4-1ton stuff if you are breaking 10 bolt stuff, and plan on going larger.

    Keep the money for "good" 10 bolt stuff and spend it on the really good 3/4 or 1 ton stuff. : )
     
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> I have to agree, don't spend $500+ on upgrading the 10 bolt, 1 bolts are cheap and the Detroits are much cheaper for them than they are for 10 bolts. For the record, I destroyed a 12 bolt with 38s, and I was fairly easy on it and only had a l/s. A locker in a 10 or 12 bolt will only cause worse breakage elsewhere in the axle. </font color>
     
  7. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Well I guess it's all in the driving style.
    So far in 2 years with the Q-lock and 35" tires in my 12 bolt I am doing fine, even with the Turbo Diesel I have /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    The front D44 has only suffered axle U joint caps broken and those were the original '76 vintage.
    I am very delicate in my driving and so far I am fine, but agreed if I brake anything major and I want to step up to 38" or bigger I would go 14ff.
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  8. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    Buy a 14 bolt semi floater, move the spring perches and make a lincoln locker. Strong and cheap. At least this is my plan for when my lock-rite in my 10 bolt blows up.
     

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