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Author Topic:   Straighten a 10 bolt rear?
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted January 30, 2003 06:02 PM
Is it general repair practice to straighten a 10 bolt rear?

After a spinout I was hit hard on the left side wheel and as a result it bent the rearend (and destroyed other things as well). The tube doesn't appear bent but where it goes into the pumpkin is where I believe it got tweaked.

What is strange to me is every thing still turns very tight spots what-so-ever. But when you set the rear on jack stands and turn around, the left side will deflect about 1 1/4".....the right only about 1/4". If I'd use it as is, this means the wheels would be heading in different directions...doesn't sound fast.

Should I find another rear or is this one fixable??? If yes, what kind of repair shop would do this sort of work?


Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted January 30, 2003 08:13 PM
10 bolt rears are very common and usually cheaper to replace than repair. You can check with some local machine shops and welding shops to see who can fix it and compare cost.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted January 30, 2003 10:40 PM
Can it. We tried to straighten one for two hours and still bent. we canned it.

Light it up, Baby!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted January 31, 2003 08:30 AM
I would get a new one, like street said they are fairly cheap and easy to find. I tried to straighten a 9in. once without much luck. If you are in a bind and cant find a rearend I have a couple stock ones out of mid 80's metric's I would let go cheap. Hope this helps.

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