10 bolt upgrade options

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  1. PrairieDrifter

    PrairieDrifter Full Access Member

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    I agree. Axle shafts and if you’re getting crazy you can truss it but otherwise regular wheeling and some hard use a 10 and 12 bolt can handle
     
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    WarlVlachine Junior Member

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    Yeah, it’s definitely just a driver for me. 40 mile commute daily, so I’m just cruising on even roads.

    I’m fairly certain I have an 8.5 housing and I’m going to be looking at 28 spline from what info I received here. Again, just really looking to changing out the cairrier keeping the axels and 3.08 ring.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dtl-912a556
     
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    crazy4offroad Service Bullshit Filter Soon

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    Be sure to see the notes on that carrier...
    "Must use special large carrier bearings with 1.781 in. I.D. and 2.891 in. O.D. race (See Suggested Parts tab)."
    Otherwise it seems to be a good one.
     
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    I went with a 2004 Silverado disk brake rear axle. It's 4 inches total wider than the squarebody axles and a very strong design. Hooking up the parking brake was very easy, I had to move the shock mounts, and I placed the new spring pads where the bump stops are on the new axle. The stock u joint bolted right up.
     
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    Did you have to swap out the proportioning valve for the rear brakes? How well do they work?
     
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    Nope, nothing other than the axle stuff was needed. They work extremely well.
     

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