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Looing for info on Posi's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtnman210, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking to finally get my truck back on the road. I blew the rearend (12bolt) about a month ago. I know the best would to just swap a 14bolt in and call it done but I don't have the funds for that now. I was thinking of upgrading to a detroit but thave started thinking that might be to tough on the rear end because this is more a DD than wheeler right now. I had a posi in it--just not sure which one--and it's raining so I can't go check.

    I'm looking at either the Eaton or Auburn. But with the Auburn there are 2 a highperformance series and a pro series. The high performance being about a 100 bucks cheaper. So that makes me think the pro series will be tighter. Anybody know anything on either of these? Or should I check out hte Eaton--almost the same in price as the pro series Auburn.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You can probably get a 14bff with a Detroit out of a CUCV cheap. All of the M1008's had them. Just a thought.
     
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    DD with a locker isn't bad at all . I can cruise all day on the freeway , and hit the trail just fine .

    I would get a locker for whatever axle you plan to use .
     
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    Also thinking of the future I plan on towing the other blazer with my current one. Also maybe a ski boat. Hopefully by then I'll have upgraded to a 14bolt but maybe not right away. So what bout about towing with the locker in a 12bolt-will it cause too much stress on the axles. I do tow some heavy loads on occasion now nothing like the weight of a truck but still a couple 1000 pounds.


    And has anyone had any experience with the c-clip eliminators?
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I towed my other Blazer tub home with the top on it on a heavy rental trailer , behind my Blazer ........................ with a shackle flip , 12 bolt , locker , and in OVERDRIVE :laugh:
     
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    The eaton setup with 800lb springs (I believe that's available in 12B) would be my choice between the two you presented.

    I'd still not spend money on a 12bolt if you already blew it, that's a simple indication that you need to go bigger now, instead of next time it blows.
     
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    technically it didn't blow up. the ring gear bolts came out and got inside the gears and took everything out.
     

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