Hi, I am new here....I come from the diesel world being a previous cummins owner. I recently purchased an 88 K5 with 6" lift and 35" swampers, and a 78 K5 with 18" lift and 44" ground hawgs. Ok...so I blew up my 10 bolt in my 88 Blazer last weekend while out 4x4ing. The guy I bought the Blazer from told me it had 4.56 gears and an Eaton gov lock installed new 6 months ago. Well....I know that the Eaton gov lock is a weak link so I decided to search for a 14 bolt 9.5", which I found one and have started the process of getting it ready for install. So far I have removed the brackets and spring perches, and I purchased a 4.56 ring and pinion...but not a whole lot of time to mess with it after I get off work so it may take a few weeks. This is my only running vehicle at the moment other than my motorcycle, and rain is hit and miss lately. Anyway, I decided to open the 10 bolt lastnite to a$$ess the damage and I find only the ring gear has lost 3 teeth....and it is NOT an Eaton gov lock, but an AUBURN GEAR limited slip! All the spiders look great and it actually appears pretty new from what I can tell. So, my question then is....should I get a new ring and pinion for the 10 bolt and drive it, or is the 10 bolt a complete waste of time no matter what parts are used?