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Author Topic:   GM Metric rearend question?
stevenm
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted June 23, 2005 07:32 PM  
What other GM rearend gears will go in the GM Metric rear if any?

Thanks.
Steve.

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted June 23, 2005 07:37 PM  
I don't know firsthand, but the guy that pits beside me uses an early 70s 10 bolt from an Olds something I believe. It uses bolt in axles like a 9 inch. I just assumed he was using a 9 inch like the rest of us when I saw him unbolt the axles. He'd told me what it was from, but I can't remember now. He said it was a little wider than the stock metric, but having bolt in axles was the main reason for using it. If you're looking for another gear, might be easier (and safer) to find a whole setup. Maybe someone else knows exactly what model it was.

And I believe S10 trucks use the same gearset as a Metric.

[This message has been edited by Raz_900 (edited June 23, 2005).]

iowatoolman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted June 23, 2005 07:51 PM  
you can buy a 9" ford that is cut down
let me find the link and i'll add it (they are the cheapiest that i have found

drive hard or drive home
http://www.quickperformance.com/

[This message has been edited by iowatoolman (edited June 23, 2005).]

DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted June 23, 2005 08:44 PM  
do a search on this site. Ive posted before about how i put a 8.5 rear out of a 75 monte in my 81 cutlass metric chassis. Its easy to do and a way stronger rear and a better selection of gears then the stock one. Its also a btter choice if they wont let you run a 9" ford in your GM. let me know if you have any questions on it. Dan.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 23, 2005 09:59 PM  
Im running a 79 grand prix in the cruiser class and we cannot run a 9 inch ford only a stock rearend can be used.I have a 79 z28 camaro and was wondering if the gears would fit?

Thanks much.
Steve.

DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted June 24, 2005 09:33 AM  
the 79 camaro rear is a 8.5 and the gran prix is a 7.5 rear....wont even come close to fitting. If you got a rear out of say like i used a older big boat monte/cutlass/chevelle/gran prix/century 77 and older, those gears out of the camaro rear will fit.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 24, 2005 03:45 PM  
17J I'm looking for some 3.42 gears. Pm me how much?

supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted June 25, 2005 07:25 PM  
Hey 17j, do you still have those 2.41's? I left a reply in the parts section but haven't heard from you.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 25, 2005 09:05 PM  
sure do

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