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What Axles Do I Use????????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86jimbo, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. 86jimbo

    86jimbo Registered Member

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    i have a 86 jimmy with a 6 inch lift and 35s. im currently running stock 10 bolt, 10 bolt. what axles can i use and not be worried about when im in the mud and playing around.. i dont do severe rock climbing. please help me determine what to use.
     
  2. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    well here on CK5 it seems to be the idea of.. if you do not go 1ton or bigger things will explode if you start your truck w/ big tires on it. I say, dont worry about it all all until things break. If you plan on getting 40"ish tires in the future a 14bolt in the rear wouldnt hurt! right now i have 10bolt front rear w/ 33's and i beat the crap outta it, nothings wrong w/ it so far
     
  3. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running 3/4 Ton axles (Detroit locked 14bolt full floating rear, Open 8 lug 10 bolt up front) with 38's and a built 383 stroker. I know, I'm just begging for trouble.

    Thanks to my light foot, so far so good. :D

    I say run 'em 'til you break 'em, then upgrade.

    Mike
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    What kind of driver are you? Do you like the skinny pedal and do burnouts on pavement every chance you get? Or are you a finese driver and know when to be on the gas and when its not smart to be on the gas? :D

    Even playing hard in the mud and trialrides with 35's, 1/2tons will live. Even some playing in the rocks you'll be fine!

    But if you are skinny pedal happy all the time, then you may want to look into 3/4 tons or 1 tons.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Run what you got till they break. Then go 3/4 tons till the front breaks, then go D60 up front.
     
  6. 86jimbo

    86jimbo Registered Member

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    the only problem with a d60 is that i cannot find one anywhere around here, and they are very expensive on ebay, 1500 for the cheapest, other than that id love to have a d60. am i looking in the wrong place for one?
     
  7. FreedomIsntFree

    FreedomIsntFree 1/2 ton status

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    try www.car-part.com

    They have a lot at any given time.

    However, when searching, make sure you sue a 30 series truck. You're looking for a 1 ton axle. If you use a blazer, you won't find an D60 1 tons.
     

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