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speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted June 03, 2001 11:58 AM
anyone know who makes after market axles for chevy 10bolts and what do they cost?

DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted June 03, 2001 04:31 PM
Speedster, Moser engineering (219-726-6689)makes those axles. got 2 for $247 delivered. These are not alloy axles. The tech guy told me that they are about 20% stronger that the stock axles. Deed

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted June 03, 2001 09:52 PM
right on deed man i should just ask you you got all the right anwsers...lol. really thou thanks its sure alot easier to ask here then to try and find it in a mag somewhere..you the man.

Racer4
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 93
posted June 03, 2001 10:27 PM
Surely there has to be a better price on axle's isn't there? What about the C clip problem, how do you make sure the axle does not come out on a 10 bolt? Like a Metric Monte Carlo rear.

Pickel
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 239
posted June 04, 2001 08:53 PM UIN: 25419780
I run stock axles with c-clip and have no probs.. I think I have broke maybe 3 in 8 years..but I always carry extras lol

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted June 04, 2001 11:28 PM
wow ive bent a couple never broke a 10bolt axle. and as far as price chevy wants 175.00 each and if you check around the price above is not bad for new axles..

Hobbystocker
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted June 11, 2001 10:17 PM
Why not just fit a 9" Ford in and be done with it? Do your rules allow that? We run a rear out of a '67 Ford pickup.Both axles are the same length and are fairly easy to find. You also have more room to play with gear ratios on a Ford than a GM rear.And in my opinion they are a heck of a lot easier to work on. Just a suggestion
Hobby
Our car is a '78 Monte Carlo

[This message has been edited by Hobbystocker (edited June 11, 2001).]

RangeRover
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted June 15, 2001 02:39 PM
I agree that the 9" is the preferrable way to go, where feasible, but right now I'm running a car that already had the 8.5" 10-bolt with 3:42 gears. Running a 1:76 powerglide in first gives me the 6:00 gear that is perfect for the only track I run at with all my other combinations. I'm happy with the performance, but my concern has been loosing an axle on account of the C-clips. I don't want to mess with the hassle and costs of the C-clip eliminater componets, because in that case I would just go ahead and install one of my Ford rears. That said, what can I do to improve my chances of trouble-free rear end performance? I, too, have been thinking about purchasing aftermarket axles, but price is an issue. Any suggestions?

Pickel
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 239
posted June 15, 2001 08:28 PM UIN: 25419780
I have seen people use the 12 bolt rear end which uses the bolt in axle and seen them pull it apart many times. Where a C-clip I have never seen an axle pull apart or break a C-clip.

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted June 27, 2001 08:34 PM
we run that locker that they sell in the mag's for around 80.00 dollars and they hold the axles in really tight so it would really take alot to have a c- clip fall out! i would say if you ever lost a c-clip that you dont have your carrier in right????

racer2
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted July 07, 2001 07:40 AM
I just purchased 10 Bolt axels from moser
I even had them redrilled to 5x5 bolt pattern
The axel flanges are thicker than the stock ones and the bearing surfaces look alot better than the ones you get from a junk yard! been in car for a year.ive never seen a c clip break at our track in 5 years,its always the axel flange.

Pit Bull
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted July 07, 2001 08:50 PM
We run the big 10 bolts (8.5 inch) and they work fine. We just have the axleshafts magnafluxed for cracks, replace the c clips and bearings, and overfill the pumpkin with about 1 gallon of synthetic lubricant. If its the smaller version of the 10 bolt, id either switch to a larger 8.5 or go with a 9 inch ford. We also use the steel spool from Speedway and 5.57 richmond gears. Hope this helps...

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