Gears & Axles - Stock Rearend Upgrades?
12-23-2005, 11:18 PM
Is there anything that can be done to the stock rearend to help it live a little longer? I want to eventually replace it, but I don't have the money right now. Just looking for some thoughts on this. Would it be worth it to put 4.10's in the stock rear? Thanks for the help.
Starz T/A 17
12-23-2005, 11:40 PM
their is a cover that ive seen think its called a T/A cover that will help prolong the life. And as long as you dont use sticky tires 4:10's should be fine for a while but the $$$ you spend on the gears would be better off being put towards a new rear.
12-24-2005, 12:31 AM
Just take it easy on it and save your money till you can get a 9".
A freind of mine has rebuilt his like 4 times now :eyes:
12-24-2005, 12:36 AM
You can put a T/A cover on it. That will help a little bit. You can run 4:10s but they're not a real good idea especially with a M6. You don't have to have "sticky" tires to break the rear with 4:10 gears in it. You also don't have to be at the track to blow the 10 bolt. Save your money and get a 9" with any gear set you like.
12-24-2005, 04:18 PM
Yeah, I was thinking that I should just save up. Thanks for the suggestions.
12-24-2005, 08:58 PM
i rebuilt my 10 bolt once before i bought my 12 bolt but after the rebuid it held up a lot better because i had the tubes welded to the center section and a DTS diff cover installed and 4:10s. the weakest part after that rebuild would have been the 4:10 gears.
i strongly beleive that the big dif cover really helped alot and if your gonna get one get the model(DTS) that has the two big bolts on it that you tighten down onto the gear carrier, it really helps strengthen the center section alot imo.
it really depends on your driving style on how long your 10 bolt will last but ultimatly its not good to keap if your gonna do any real modding but for the average joe or a "bolt on" car i think a beefed up stock rearend the way i did mine would work just fine and save you $2000.
12-24-2005, 11:28 PM
As said before...
weld the axle tubes
install cover, preferably with bearing caps
Solid pinion spacer
At this point, either your posi or ring gear is going to break, lol.
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