swapping out my front and rear end gears for 5.13s . whats the best place to get good gears?
I stripped the spiders clean out of an auburn limited slip twice in a 10 bolt.40's are a no go with a 10 bolt. its not worth the $ as it WILL break eventually. a good friend of mine went through 2 10 bolts before he finally figured it out and he was only on 35's with 4.88's. it was supercharged though.
i think the 9.25 is a nightmare to get to work, I know its not an easy swap.I stripped the spiders clean out of an auburn limited slip twice in a 10 bolt.
Went out and bought yukon axles, c clip mod, truetrac, bla bla bla. Long story short, yes the fluid never has metal in it and no problems have arisen in the last 17k miles. Doesnt mean I don't cringe when I arm the nitrous.
If it blows again, it's getting a 14 bolt and the front frame hacked for a 9.25 ifs. That is if I don't push it off a cliff and buy a 3/4 ton first.
Everything about them is stronger. The 14 bolt Full float that most talk about in 4x4's is a 10.5 Ring gear. They are very common in off road applications because they are one of the mass produced rear ends that you can find for around $100 that can hold up to alot abuse. your tires also stay on if you break an axle shaft. GM has started using a 11.5 gear in the newer rear ends.