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Need input for decision

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Mar 10, 2001.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    I'm offered a 12-bolt read axle for an amazing low price. BUT. Will that last with 35x14.5x15 tires? Or will it break like my 10-bolter? How much stronger is it?



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  2. k5king

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    Re: Need input for dicision

    what kind of wheeling do you do?? that is what you need to ask yourself,,i don't get into any rock crawling around here so i just built my 12 bolt to be bomb proof,,it's locked and totally redone,,new axles and gear's...if your gonna be abusing it a lot you might just want to go for the 14 bolt,,,i've abused a couple 10 bolt before that seemed to last forever when they shoulda just died..really it is just a preference thing to me,,i like the 12 bolt's,,but if i break this one "which i doubt" i'll be swapping in the 14 bolt...good luck


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  3. Sammy

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    Re: Need input for dicision

    the worst conditions I find myself in is loose ground. Hills, mountains. I will never do any rock crawling or mud racing. I sometimes go on a trip with (And forgive me for this) a couple of CJ5's and CJ7's. I sort of am the spare part and supply carrier. If I'd look at the pics I see of what you do, I will not even do half of it. Thouhg I will put in an ARB air-locker.

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  4. k5king

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    heep's !!!! oh say it ain't so[​IMG] anyway you should never encounter any problem's with a 12 bolt if that's all you do,,it should work very nicely then..

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  5. Sammy

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    Re: Need input for dicision

    Is it what you would call, "plug and play?"

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