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Offline tonyuh60

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10 bolt questions
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:05:02 AM »
After talking to a few people, with the new setup thats going on my car, I think my weak link is going to be the 10 bolt.  Is there anything that can be done to strengthen it up? it has a new posi carrier and gears, but original axle's.  how much tq and hp will it safely withstand?  don't want to get into it and be sitting on my frame rales.

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Re: 10 bolt questions
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 12:22:51 AM »
8.5 is a tough rear end.My 87 Buick GN had well over a 100 passes on the stock rear.the car ran 7.20 in the 1/8 pulling 1.50 short times.

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Re: 10 bolt questions
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 08:27:02 PM »
8.5's are very strong. I've seen many guys going in the single digits and swear by them as they use less power than a 9" or 12 bolt. If you are building a drag car, then some aftermarket axles, c-clip eliminators and a cover girdle is a good start, but for a street car stock should be just fine for quite a bit of power.

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Re: 10 bolt questions
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 08:35:08 PM »
thanks for the info....redoing the engine and just wanted to make sure the rear won't leave me.

Offline bobg

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Re: 10 bolt questions
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 09:36:42 PM »
I agree. The 10 bolt is a strong rear and should hold up well.My neighbor runs a 11 second camaro with a 10 bolt in it.
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