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new carrier for 12 bolt axle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by danK91, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. danK91

    danK91 Registered Member

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    i have a dana 44 front axle and 12 bolt rear axle open diff, off a 1976 blazer
    i'm not sure of the gear ratio, maybe 3.08 or 3.42
    but i want to gear them with 4.88 gears and i need to know if i will need a new carrier for the axles
     
  2. sunnyc123abc

    sunnyc123abc 1/2 ton status

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    For the 12 bolt, I believe if you get thick gears, you will not need a new carrier. Thats what what i got with my 4.56.
     
  3. danK91

    danK91 Registered Member

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    yea ive heard about using thick gears but am not sure if they work for 4.88 gears, i know that some carriers will work with 4.56 gears already, 4.88 might be pushin it

    ??
     
  4. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    My dad just put a set of 4.88 thick gears in his 12bolt. Yukons. No problems that I'm aware of. He's a member here actually, fred2mihi.
     

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