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Warn Full Floating Kit

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 84k5, Feb 15, 2001.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

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    I want to put this kit in my 28 spline 10 bolt. I'll be adding 4.56 Richmond gears and a 30 spline detroit at the same time. How much stronger are the shafts in the kit? Ive heard 30 spline Mosers are 30-35% stronger, and the Warns are even stronger. Your website says you had 1/2" studs on your 12 bolt. Is that the way the kit comes or do you have to upgrade to those? With the setup I have listed above, what would be the weak link? Ring and pinion? Driveshaft u joint? Sorry for so many questions. Thanks.

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    Well, I just lost your full reply, so here we go again.

    Look seriously at buying my 12 bolt rear, it's set up just like you're doing to the 10 bolt, but it's all built and ready to go.

    As for the shafts, they're going to be really comparable to moser's or anybody elses, except that they're a full floating design so that will take a lot of the stress off of them with a heavy vehicle. I think the strength increase between 28 and 30 spline is approx 20%.

    I can check into the 1/2" studs, if we can't get them, napa's parts bin will probably work.

    I think in the real world you'll probably break the front before you have real problems with the rear, but it's a toss up whether the ring gear will break, or bust a shaft. Hard to say.

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    I'd love to buy your 12 bolt, but I will have to save up before I buy all this good stuff, so it will probably be mid summer, before I buy it. Your 12 bolt will probably be gone by then. One more question. Do you think it would be worth swapping to a 12 bolt and building that? Thanks for typing that response out twice.

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    You're basically starting from scratch, and the 12 bolt will be a fuzz stronger than the 10 bolt, so yes, I think a 12 bolt would be worth your while. Parts are all just a bit bigger. The full float kit will work in either one, it's the same kit.

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