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Old 07-28-2003, 02:02 PM
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4.10 rear with posi for $150, good deal?

I found a 4.10 rear end for my '77 Camaro (out of an 1981 Camaro). It has a posi rear and traction bars ($25 extra). If it is in good condition, is this a good deal? The price includes everything from drum to drum with wheels and no tires...The price includes that I am resp. for removing the rear end. Also, how difficult should the swap be? Thanks a lot...

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Sounds like an excellent deal to me. The swap is pretty basic nuts and bolts. Get some good penetrating oil and a breaker bar or impact wrench. Good find.
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Old 07-28-2003, 09:42 PM
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kool, thanks for the reply man...I had a friend suggest we just get the guts and switch them, but I would think it would be more difficult to get them lined up as they were in my carrier, than to just unbolt the suspension and axle from the body...Anyone else?
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There's a reason people charge $200 or more to set up a rear end. If it's working right & not making noise, I'd swap the whole unit.
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Swap the whole thing! It'll be much easier!
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I'll take the minority side here. Just change the carriers. There is no set up required when you do this. All you need is a new gasket and about two quarts of rear end lube (not cheap for Posi units). It will take about 20 min to remove the posi unit and about 1+30 to remove and replace in your car. If the posi unit is bad, it will be easy to swap back and then have it repaired (Ouch). You know your wheel bearings and brakes are good, you don't know about the other unit. You do not have to break into your brake lines, risking breakage and replacements. Could keep adding to the list, but you can follow the strings and come to a good decision.

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Old 07-30-2003, 10:51 PM
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So are u suggesting that I just switch pumpkins? I'll have to check into that somemore...
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I thought you were going to change ratios as well as getting posi. If you just want posi and the same ratio you have now, then just change the carrier & re-set the backlash.
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Old 07-31-2003, 10:56 AM
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Nah, sorry there must have been a misunderstanding...I am changing ratios too, a lot. I am gfoing from a 2.73 to a 4.10 gear ratio and the rear end unit also has a Posi...
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Unless you have a dial indicator to recheck the gear backlash, I wouldn't just switch the gears over. You probably have a 10 bolt right! Every rearend housing(the cast iron part) is different. Maybe by only a couple thousandths of an inch but believe me it makes a big difference. You do have a good deal there, the whole axle is a good buy for $150. Just swap the whole rear end if you have never done gear work.
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Old 08-02-2003, 04:30 PM
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kool, thanks, man, I plan on going to the yard monday and counting the teeth to make sure it is a 4.10 setup...
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