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thick gears or new carrier?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by desertrat67, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    I am going to go with 5.13s in my burb. It is a 60 front and 14FF rear. I have the 4.56 up carrier for the 14 but only a 4.10 and under one for the 60. is it better to get a new carrier (which I think would have a thicker mounting area for the ring gear correct me if I am wrong) or go with the stock carrier and use thick gears?

    ryan
     
  2. Slapperbar

    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner

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    Actually the mounting flange is moved it a little, I think.
     
  3. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    There are no thick gears for a GM dana 60. Your choice is to either change the carrier or there is also a ring gear spacer. I chose a detroit locker in the lower gear set.
     
  4. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think there are thick gears for the chevy 60

    oops txfiremank5 beat me to it
     
  5. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I have thick gears (4.56's) in my 14bff and they have been fine for about 4 years now.

    Harley
     
  6. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    ok, were is the best place to buy a new set? Randy's, DTD?
     
  7. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    check out CCOR they have some good prices and fast shipping.
     

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