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Author Topic:   gm 10 bolt rearend---bolt in axle's
BK19
Member
posted August 20, 2000 01:32 PM
i have been breaking the right rear axle; the ring where the stud's go breaks off most of the time they break by the bearing but not mine ;i dont know why it keeps breaking does anyone have any ideas ??


PEDDLER
Member
posted August 20, 2000 06:07 PM
There are a couple of reason. First and formost, what size 10 bolt are you running?
Second, you may have a bent axle housing, Third, the wheel offset. This is of course discounting accidents.


BK19
Member
posted August 20, 2000 06:52 PM
the 10 bolt with the 8.5 inch ring gear wheels are the stock white steel spoke like 4 " back spacing all the way around no accidents but run a real rough track usally dry slick


PEDDLER
Member
posted August 21, 2000 09:30 PM
BK,
The 10 bolt 8.5 chev is a good solid rear end. With the lack of offset (4in compared to 2 in that we ran) wheels can be eliminated.The rough track you mentioned is most likly the reason. A better axle can be had from Mosier Engineering. You can find their phone number in any race publication.
Hope this helps,
The Peddler.


Steele_2
Member
posted August 21, 2000 10:27 PM
You can also weld around where the ring is attatched (where the center of the axle comes through the ring). Get a really good welder to do this for you, be sure you don't just start welding and go all the way around because it will draw the metal and possibly warp the axle. Weld it 1/4 at a time, doing 1/4 then weld across from that.

I have raced against guys with the Mosier axles on a rough track before with mine welded. Mine held up better, guy leading one night with a Mosier, me 2nd, his broke. Mine had been wabbling for a few weeks, it didn't break.

Steele_2
Member
posted August 21, 2000 10:30 PM
Oh yeah, you might have to grind a little out of the center of your brake drum so it clears the weld bead. Hopes this will help, I know it will save you some $$$.


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