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WHAT KIND OF FRONT END DO I HAVE???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blublaz57, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. blublaz57

    blublaz57 1/2 ton status

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    ok blew out my lockrite locker and had no spider gears to replace it ,but i have a d44 w/373s out of a jimmy (79)so i go to get the spider gears,pop the cover wow something i never seen before ,i removed the shaft tht holds everything together and had to remove a spring tensioner that kept pressure on the axle gears ,then i puul the little gears out (no problem)then i go to pull the axle gears out and they have pressure plates on them that fit into a little groove kinda like clutches. maybe could it be a limited slip or what i dont know thanks Don
     
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    It is definately a 12 bolt.
     
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    they never made a 12 bolt front end. It say its a dana 44 with a gov lock in the front axle. some truck had that insted of open diff..
     
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    right it is a 10 bolt . so is a gov lock better than a open diff?ive only heard bad things about them .could someone tell me just how a gov lock works????thanks Don
     
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    sure. you step on the gas hard and it explodes into millions of tinny pieces. gov-locks suck royally. I blew mine apart in the rear on the street with 32" tires. There are some sweet pics of destroyed 10 bolts with the govlock to blame. I saw one yesterday that was awesome.

    Govlocks are supposed to work like a l/s and lock up if they sense enough wheel spin or somthing. They don't work half the time from what I hear and then the other half it seems like they are destroying themselves.
     
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    gov bomb + big tires + Horse power = /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gifBOOM!, scraged gov lock /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif.

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    gov-lock + stock 350 + 32's = boom .... You don't even need big tires or high HP's.
     
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    Do you actually think I was serious? /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Well, you sounded it, its hard to tell sarcas on the net! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Most should have gotten it with as many of the 12B front threads that have been on here. Then again, someone had to make all those posts. A /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif would have helped.
     
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    Hell, I'm never serious about anything. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    I've seen this monster in Don's truck and unless the front GovLok is different from the rear Govlok, it's not a Govlok. There is no cam that flips or even resembles a GovLok. The side gears are splined on the outside and have clutch packs. There is a large S spring in the middle that the pin goes throush. I'm thinking like an old Eaton, maybe?
     
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    That is an Eaton limited slip, or Posi. They were optional in some years in front Dana 44s on GM trucks.
     

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