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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, May 20, 2004.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok im really new into K5's i just got mine a few months ago and i love to go offroading w/ some friends in their trucks but i dont know the certain details of the trucks that make them better for off-roading. Basically i need to know what u need for say 35" tires..i got a 4" suspension lift i know i need to cut the wells to get some flex for them.

    also Why is a Dana 60 great and a 10bolt bad.. and a 10bolt is the diff right? Help a retarded kid out! explain stuff! /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    the 10 bolt is considered week. the axle shafts neck down and are prone to breaking there. and the axle joints are week and can break, i haven't broken any part of my 10 bolt, but have spares if/when i do.

    the d60 is very stout, quite hard to find cheap. you can still break them but take a lot more power/tire to do so.

    4" and a little trimming with the /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif will fit 35s just fine /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    duece21 1/2 ton status

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    I didn't say I needed help? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif






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    bigburban383 1/2 ton status

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    Are you scared that your 10 bolt may break? I have had a 10-bolt on my SUBURBAN (6600 lbs) and it has never once broken. I have maintained the fluid and replaced the U-joints a few times and Ball-joints once (i'm sure once before I got the truck). I beat the hell outta my truck too. The max tire size I have had were 35s.
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Will i need to get a D60 for those tires so im not rippin down the highway, turn and my axels blow up. Im planning on buying the Interco TSL/THORNBIRD's in 35" cuz i still need it as a road machine but want to do some fun offroading.
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    ah ok u answered while i was asking again, thanks. What about the bolt pattern.. right now i have 6bolt.. to weak?
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    you don't need a d60 for those tires, but its your call if you have the money and time to do it.

    don't get the stuckbirds/suckbirds/shitbirds, they are a waste of money. they're better for a tire swing or something else. anything would be better than a thornbird even the bald BFG AT i have on my DD are better than those
     
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    Well, acutally the swampers you want are bigger than normal 35's(weight/width). If you got the jack get the D60, I mean theres no real downside to the upgrade. In the future you can upgrade even bigger and not worry too. On the other hand, 10 bolt = inexpensive
     
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    the 6 lug and 8 lug 10b front are the same strength, but they have better brakes.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    it all depends on how hard you wheel if you wheel hard and use a lot of the skinny peddle your going to break a 10bolt if you take it easy with a 10bolt and 35's you should be ok but i would carry spare axles with you /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I'd trust a 10 bolt front alot futher then I'd trust a 10 bolt rear. I'd love to have a Dana 60 front, but I'm setteling for 3/4 ton axles. (14 bolt FF rear axle and a Dana 44 8-lug front) I only paid $250.00 for the set. They've only got 3.73 gears, but thats a far cry from the stock 3.08's. Please keep in mind when you go to larger tires, you can burn up your automadic transmission if you have to high of a gears ratio. For me, the 3/4 ton axles are cheaper then regearing my stock axles. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    don't get the thornbirds!
    Those tires are really pretty bad in the traction department. Hard to balance, too.

    Stick with a 12.5" wide tire if you're only going 35's.
    Maybe a BFG Mud Terrain?
     
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    i have bfg muds on my daily driver k5 they are 35x12.5-15 i like the hell out of them. they are great on the highway, and they are great offroad. also very affordable. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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