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Yet another "Identify this axle" thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NerdBoy, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. NerdBoy

    NerdBoy 1/2 ton status

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    I'm having issues with my 10-bolt, and I popped the cover today. I have spent some considerable time searching for pictures of a 10-bolt gov lock, and the few that I found didn't look like what I have.
    Any ideas?
    Pictures here.

    Thanks.
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Not a Gov-Loc. Looks like some sort of LS diff though.
    Maybey a Tru-Trac?
     
  3. NerdBoy

    NerdBoy 1/2 ton status

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    The closest thing I have found, so far, is a picture of an Eaton carrier.
    here but I am not convinced that is it.
     
  4. frankin5

    frankin5 Super Mall Crawler Premium Member

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    looks to me to an auburn unit. I have it front and rear.
     
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    id be more worried about that ring gear :eek:
     
  6. NerdBoy

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    Ring gear? Did you see the pinion in the first two pictures? It's missing a couple teeth. The ring gear is in good condition, compared to it. :D

    I'm trying to figure out what to do. I have a 14bff, but I don't have the money that it is going to take to install it. (hubs, since I have 6 bolt rims, u-joints, u-bolts, etc).
    I have access to another 10-bolt, but it is a gov-lock, and it looks like all it needs are some gears.
    I will agree, now, it does look like an Auburn.
    If I conclude that it is an Auburn, will that take standard 10 bolt gearsets? How possible is it to install the gears with the axle housing still in the truck?

    Am I in a world of hurt, here?
     
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  7. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Sure, that is the easiest way when it comes to crushing the sleeve in a 10 bolt
     
  8. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I agree. When I first saw the pics that was the name that popped into my head. From AGs web site...

    [​IMG]

    not 100% sure it is the auburn one, but its gotta be some sort of LSD.

    j
     
  9. NerdBoy

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    So, where would I go about finding a cheap gearset for this thing? Is there anything wrong with getting a used gearset?
     
  10. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Yep Auburn. Nice I suppose, problem is the cones wear out the case, unlike a disc posi, where you can replace the clutches.
     
  11. JEBSR

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    gear set

    I know a lot of people don't like 4wheelparts, but they do have your gears with a lifetime unlimited warranty for $140.00
     
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    can someone post a pic or few of a posi unit? it has the discs in it right?
     
  13. dyeager535

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    Big photos, sorry, but here are some scans out of a truck service manual of the various types:

    traction aiding diffs
     
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    Prolly because their gears are crapola.
     
  15. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yes, Genuine gears are total crap. I wouldn't accept $140 in payment to run them on my rig. You can get Yukons from CCOR for less than 4wpw charges for GGs, and they don't suck.

    j
     
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    gears

    I may just be lucky but I am running them in front and rear of blazer,in my mustang, and my avalanche and put 4-5 sets in other vehicles, never had any problems or noises from them
     
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    Here's a auburn in a 10-bolt.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. bigjbear

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    I've got them in 4.56:1 flavor in my 10B front & 12B rear along w/ a Detroit, turning 35s, no issues after 5 yrs.
    EDIT:Genuine Gears from 4WPW, that is.
     

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