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Old 10-01-2006, 07:35 PM
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10 bolt rear end chevy

how can you tell what rear end you have ?

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GM counts the bolts that holds the ring gear to the carrier(but somtimes the bolts that hold the diff cover on, such as a 14 bolt), Ford measures the diameter of the ring gear

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GM counts the bolts that holds the ring gear to the carrier
They haven't done that since the early to mid 70's.

Pretty much since the day the last 8.2 inch 10-bolt ring gear went into any GM car, they standardized things a bunch more.

Some cars in the 60's and 70's came with one of two and more rarely three diferent axles, like the early Chevelles, you had a choice of either the 8.2 inch 10-bolt or the 8.875 inch 12-bolt, and any reliable book on those cars will tell you the SS was NOT automatically equipped with the 12-bolt either.

That was just as much an option as the stripes were, the SS Chevrolets WERE able to be had WITHOUT the stripes.
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Here's a good site for rear-end info. It's primarily for Novas but should apply to many GM rear axles.

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Here are a few more sites you may want to check out:

http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/axle_rear_end_guide/

http://www.hotrodders.com/kb/browselinks.php?c=57

http://www.g-body.org/tnt/diffs/diff-codes.php
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Don't necessarily use the number of bolts on the diff cover to tell what axle you have. I have an oddball 12-bolt-carrier axle in a 73 wagon with 10 diff cover bolts. The shape of the diff is 12-bolt-ish, but its a weird axle... it has an 8.75" ring gear and some other weird things about it.

There was a 10-bolt axle that had 12 bolts on the cover, and there is also a 10-bolt with 9 bolts on the cover.

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http://truckparts-specialists.com/ca...ture-guide.htm
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http://www.oldsmobility.com/10bolt-tech.htm
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Don't necessarily use the number of bolts on the diff cover to tell what axle you have. I have an oddball 12-bolt-carrier axle in a 73 wagon with 10 diff cover bolts. The shape of the diff is 12-bolt-ish, but its a weird axle... it has an 8.75" ring gear and some other weird things about it.

There was a 10-bolt axle that had 12 bolts on the cover, and there is also a 10-bolt with 9 bolts on the cover.

Try here as well:

http://truckparts-specialists.com/ca...ture-guide.htm
Worst of this situation that is a very common over-looked point, is the series of that third member. In the series issue, you only have 3 or 4 upgrades that can be done to that particular rear drive. You are limited to which rear combination can actually fit in your housing. This was the biggest money factor in the style off the showroom floor when autos are ordered to your likes. Just because you have a certain axle set up, does not mean you have a great deal of combinations for your performance needs.
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