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Son of 10bolt!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well it finally happened, I broke my 10bolt rear. Tried a brake stand on dry pavement and snap. Called AAA they brought the truck back to my house.

    So this really sucks. This happened at a really bad time too. The truck goes in for paint first week of October too.

    But yeah I just need to get it back together because it's my DD so I'll have to upgrade to a 14bff later because I don't have time or the $$ to get 8 lug wheels.

    Anyone in the Massachusetts area know where I can get a new axel shaft?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Try the parts wanted or regional forums...


    *hint hint*

    Rene
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I gotta just point out the blatantly obvious in your post. :)

    Should be quite easy to find cheap axleshafts for the 10 bolt as Rene hinted at.
     
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    haha i was tempted to do a brake stand saturday, but otped not for obvious reasons :crazy:
     
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    I have some axle shafts for sale.. PM me for more info.. im in PA so it shouldnt be too bad for shipping...
     
  6. Chevy305

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    You know not a single parts store caries axel shafts. Auto Zone, NAPA, Car Quest none of them have it. I called 3 Stealership parts departments and none of them had it in stock and they wanted a P/N in order to look up the part. Also 3 local scrap yards won't let 1 axel shaft go, I'd have to buy the whole axel and none of them had an axel with a 4.10 ratio. So finally I tried my local performance shop and I got a brand new axel on order for $79. Should be in on thursday! :D

    So I will have to run my truck with the 10bolt till I can afford a 14boltff swap or it would be a lot better if I could find a 14boltsf with 6 lug axels to save $$ on wheels.
     
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    You mean axle shaft right?? If you found a brand new rear (even 10 bolt) for $79..then jump on them and start selling them. If its just a shaft....thats pricey man. Believe me, 10 bolts are a dime a dozen and it should be that hard at all to find a shaft for around $20. $79 is almost a little more than half of what a 14ff costs.
    -Harrison
     
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    eclipse 1/2 ton status

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    I ended up in that same boat, I was thinking about swapping my k10 to 3/4ton, was going to cost me 1k for front and rearend and some used 35s on black 16.5s... well I was screwing around after work in my sand pit and blew up my rearend, well I only could afford to get the 10bolt fixed so I could drive it and not enough just to swap it to 3/4ton
     
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    Hey chevy305 where in mass are you i got a 10 bolt from a chevy parts truck up in tewksbury ma if you are interested... im told it was rebuilt some time recently


    let me know
    tom ford
     
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    Just an axel shaft for $79. Its a direct replacement shaft and it includes new wheel studs, axel seal, and axel bearrings. I think its manufactured my Superior? :dunno:

    I know 14bff are cheap and easy to come by, but its the odds and ends that nickel and dime you to death. (Like wheels)

    I will have to be on the look out for a 10b/ 14ff combo with 4.10 gears and a set of 8 lug black steelie wheels. But, also I don't want to have to give up my auto-hubs on my 1/2ton front because I am lazy :p:.
     
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    thats no fun, looks like you stopped before your tire passed you by.

    ditch the auto hubs! use to have them in an 82 suburban, I like manual much better, don't have to back up and such to get them in or out.
     
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    Ya when I heard a massive snap/bang sound and then the brake pedal hitting the floor because of no drum on the rear brake, I usually think thats not a very good sign. :rolleyes:

    How much did you pay for your axel shaft?

    I like the auto hubs because they hold stong and if I'm in 2HI and get into something sticky I can just shift into 4HI while I'm still moving and not have to stop, get out and lock both hubs.
     
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    i have some axles for sale.... 14FF 4.10, D44 welded 4.10, 500 bucks ? still have to find some rims, sorry :confused:
     
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    ive got a pair jus chillen in the shed...pm me bro and maybe we can work something out.
     
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    you wont like the auto hubs the first time they dont lock and you get stuck with no one around to help you out. hubs are cheap and very much worth it.
     
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    80 bucks man, dont do it, i got one in the shed
     
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    swap in a sf14b. 6 lug and eleventy billion times better than a 10b rear...

    j
     
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    why dont you just go to the junkyard and get another axle shaft. should be very cheap
     
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    couldnt agree more....nothing like being in 2hi and getting stuck and switching into 4hi and still being in 2hi......:doah:
     

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