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casper's6liter
03-10-2012, 10:12 PM
my rear took a shit the other day. i have a 1998 camaro stick. im looking for a rear end were both tire spin i hate the one wheel spinner

01ssreda4
03-10-2012, 10:24 PM
You wanting to put another stock rear end in it or an aftermarket one?

casper's6liter
03-10-2012, 10:26 PM
this is what im looking at right now.. is that any good?
98-02 LS1 Camaro & Firebird 10 Bolt Rear End Differential (7.5" 4 Channel ABS): This rear end is out of a 1998 Trans Am. Rear end appears to have low mileage. Includes GM 3.42 gears, Locker, ARP bearing studs, and TA cover.

01ssreda4
03-10-2012, 10:33 PM
You wont need a year specific rear as long as its for a 4th gen 1993 and up. I believe an LT1 rear would need the LS brakes/brackets swapped over though. Starting around 99 they changed to an all gear driven posi called a Torsen, some prefer it, and some prefer the clutch type Auburn that came before it. You do need to match whether the replacement rear is 3 or 4 channel for ease of installation. 3 channel is ABS only, 4 channel is ABS + traction control.

casper's6liter
03-10-2012, 10:37 PM
how do i tell if my car is a 3 way or a 4 way?

01ssreda4
03-10-2012, 11:27 PM
Do you have traction control? There should be a button above the radio if you do. Or you could look at your old rear end, or look for a traction control motor under the hood by the battery.

casper's6liter
03-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Do you have traction control? There should be a button above the radio if you do. Or you could look at your old rear end, or look for a traction control motor under the hood by the battery.

no i dont have the tc motor under the hood

01ssreda4
03-11-2012, 06:49 PM
Then you should have a 3 channel.

casper's6liter
03-11-2012, 08:29 PM
what kind of rear end should i go for right now im just looking for something stock but i dont want the one will spinner.. should i go for locker?

01ssreda4
03-11-2012, 10:30 PM
Never seen a locker in a 10 bolt, sure the seller isn't confused about what he has?

casper's6liter
03-12-2012, 12:13 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-02-LS1-Camaro-Firebird-10-Bolt-Rear-End-Differential-Locker-TA-Cover-/360434127384?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53eb8c5218&vxp=mtr

01ssreda4
03-12-2012, 02:06 AM
What an asshat, that's a stock Torsen posi that wasn't even available in 98 to my knowledge. Like I said, he doesn't know what he has. And yes it doesn appear to be a 4 channel.