Truck 10 bolt in an Fbody (yes we can) - Page 8 - LS1TECH

Gears & Axles Driveshafts | Rearends | Differentials | Gears | 12 Bolt | 9 Inch | Dana

Truck 10 bolt in an Fbody (yes we can)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-17-2017, 07:24 AM   #141
TECH Fanatic
iTrader: (13)
AnotherWs6's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 1,319

If the 8.5 has 1/2 larger axle tubes couldn't 7.5 axle tubes be welded on inside them with perhaps some additional material to make up the difference?
AnotherWs6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 07:22 PM   #142
TECH Enthusiast
iTrader: (13)
drain89's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Right across the river from Huntington, WV
Posts: 678

I never understood why GM didn't put the Dana 44 in 4th gens. SLP had them made for the 3rd gen Firehawks and you could order one from SLP, Summit Racing, or straight from the GM Parts Counter as it was listed in the GM's Performance Parts Catalog until 1997 or 98. Although it was listed for a 3rd gen, it would have been easy to make one for 4th gens. They already had a cast center section that utilizes a torque arm. Adding provisions for 3 channel ABS and putting 1 1/2" longer axle tubes wouldn't pose much of a challenge. IMO they probably would have saved money in warranty issues.

Even the Borg Warner 9 Bolt (BTR 78 series diff) used in third gens and numerous Aussie vehicles would have been a better choice.
drain89 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how much is too much fuel pressure? not2oldchevy Conversions & Hybrids 7 08-22-2014 09:04 AM
Quote Of The Day: there is no such thing as a too big cam... ls427ray Gen 5 Racing Tech 2 06-03-2014 10:39 PM
wheels help!!!!! willy9 Wheels & Tires 23 07-16-2012 11:06 PM
Anyone in Wisconsisn? 96capricemgr Midwestern Members 131 06-03-2005 04:33 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
What's your question?