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Author Topic:   12 bolt chevy rearend
bryanb30
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Total posts: 243
posted July 13, 2005 05:44 PM  
ive heard they are better than 10 bolts, i can get one for free is it worth goin out in a pasture and fighting the wasps and chiggers to get this thing, i think the truck is a 77

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted July 13, 2005 06:36 PM  
Its probably goin in a Camaro....ive just always heard that the 12 bolt is stronger, any truth to that?

racer17j
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posted July 14, 2005 04:20 PM  
i run a ford rearend in the car that i currently run but we are thinking about building a bomber, and was gonna put this 12 bolt in it , but my question was is it any stronger or better than the 10 bolt

racer17j
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posted July 15, 2005 09:01 PM  
i do think 12 bolts are stronger than a 10 bolt. i used to run a 10 bolt and it was ok but the axles would always give out after so long. i changed and ran a 12 bolt. it was a total of 3 inches wider but it possed no problem, bolted right up. never broke an axle since.i use the that same rear end on every car i ran. its on its 3rd car now and only broke once when someone hit me directly in the tire.

sideways
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Total posts: 715
posted July 18, 2005 08:04 PM  
A freind of mine has a twelve bolt and twist axles all the time.And this is on a bomber.I have a metric rear on its 5th season same axles.So it depends on you as well I guess.?

bryanb30
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posted July 19, 2005 07:02 PM  
thanks for the input guys....i think ill stick with 9" fords for my racecars!! a few weeks ago this cool cat in front of me lost it and i either had to t-bone him or lock up the brakes and do the sideways pancake thing on him anyway i slid into him sideways,,HARD and our rear axles connected and his chevy rearend buckled under, broke axle, calipers all kinds of stuff,,,,all it tore up on mine was the tire and beadlock...i guess its better to give the hit instead of receive it!!

wetwolfone
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Total posts: 51
posted July 20, 2005 07:22 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by bryanb30:
thanks for the input guys....i think ill stick with 9" fords for my racecars!! a few weeks ago this cool cat in front of me lost it and i either had to t-bone him or lock up the brakes and do the sideways pancake thing on him anyway i slid into him sideways,,HARD and our rear axles connected and his chevy rearend buckled under, broke axle, calipers all kinds of stuff,,,,all it tore up on mine was the tire and beadlock...i guess its better to give the hit instead of receive it!!


If you can run a 9", why are you even asking?
Many tracks have rules against running a Ford rear end under a GM car

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