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Offline Bandit one

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10 bolt rear end
« on: June 21, 2011, 12:26:43 PM »
On my 79 T/A i have went with 4.56 gears with no extra modifications. That was with the olds 455 with 100hp shot of nitrous and it held together. I recently put in a ZZ502 and i don't think that the rearend is going to take it? What modifications to the rear will help it withstand this power, i know going to a 12 bolt or a 9" ford is the best idea but i want to make this 10 bolt work because i have already spent some money on it. I see that moser makes forged axles for the ten bolt that still use the c-clips, could this be a good way to go? Thanks in advance.
1978 Trans am Special Edition W72 4-speed (Original)(489 built)
1981 Turbo Trans am (Original)
1979 Firebird Esprit (Original)
1979 Trans am (drag car, 502 chevy)
1979 Trans am (403 project)
1978 Firebird Formula (Parts car)
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Offline 80Formula

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Re: 10 bolt rear end
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 11:09:43 AM »
Some moser axles with c-clip eliminators and a rear end girdle should make that rear handle some serious power.

Offline Bandit one

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Re: 10 bolt rear end
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 11:19:56 AM »
If i go with the moser axles do i really need c-clip eliminators? I thought that if i go to the strong moser axles there is no need for the eleminators because hopefully i wont break the axles and makes the rear wheels go flying. :) I don't want to use the c-clip eliminators because the car is sometimes on the street and i heard that they are pron to leaking? What do you mean by rearend girdle?
1978 Trans am Special Edition W72 4-speed (Original)(489 built)
1981 Turbo Trans am (Original)
1979 Firebird Esprit (Original)
1979 Trans am (drag car, 502 chevy)
1979 Trans am (403 project)
1978 Firebird Formula (Parts car)
1981 Firebird (267chev)

Offline dinky

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Re: 10 bolt rear end
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 08:30:10 AM »
The c clip eliminators keep the axle from coming out , if you break axle gears or the carrier breaks.I would have the axle tubes welded .I twisted the axle tubes on my car it was not pretty.