Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84CUCV, Oct 7, 2004.
Just wondering if it can or should be done.
I would think that it shouldn't be done....those axles are weak already... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
You could just smooth it out , and grind the lip of the cover so it sits above the bottom edge of the diff cover mounting area . Then it would just slide over stuff . I got hung up once with my 12 bolt pretty good , but never lost fluid because the cover couldn't get grabbed . But I wouldn't remove much of the housing , just smooth it /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
OK thanks mike
i smoothed mine up so it wouldnt hang on the lip. ground it down the the edge of the cover and took off the squared off ears. i had to grind a little off the cover then causs it kept peeling back when i slid over rocks.
I smoothed out my 10 bolt front. Made it less grab prone and lost probably 1/8" or so. You could take more off if you felt like it but I like to error on the side of caution. I didn't want to end up like my 14bff did. I shaved it till I saw threads from the bottom bolt start to show threw. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
I will smooth it out a bit. Thanks
I've actually shaved them more since these pictures.
Sure looks like a lot! I dont know they seam weak all ready. I think removing that much would be a bad idea. unless you are running small tiers i guess.
Well, the existing "lip" I pretty much just radiused. What wasn't in the same radius as the overall radius I cut off (hence the lack of "ears"). I figure it can't be too much weaker than stock since I removed all the surface defects from the differential case.
with 33" TSLs I have just over 10" of clearance.
I am going to have 36" tiers. So i just might smooth it a bit.
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