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07-31-2012 07:34 AM
lmsport There are two ring gear carriers series for the 8.5 axle. One for one 2.56 and numerically lower gear ratios, and one for 2.73 and numerically higher, so you have to keep that in mind if swapping gears between different housings and carriers.
07-31-2012 06:01 AM
big gear head Yes, even the later 8.6 gears will work. Also the 8.5 front axle in the late '70s and early '80s 4X4 trucks use the same gears.

The Impala Caprice rear ends used a reluctor ring on the pinion shaft. The pinion shaft in these rear ends were different from others. It's not a problem if you are using an Impala Caprice gear in another rear end, but if you are using other gears in an Impala Caprice rear end you will not be able to use the ring and the speedometer and anti lock brakes will not work.
07-30-2012 08:42 PM
Crosley killer-k, I edited the thread title.

Since you have two threads with the same title it confuses the membership
07-30-2012 08:19 PM
prostreet6t9
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can you put any 8.5 10 bolt gear in a rear end? Like a truck gear as long as its 10 bolt 8.5 .
Yes you can.
07-30-2012 08:12 PM
killer k
can you put any 8.5 10 bolt gear in a 8.5 rear end?

can you put any 8.5 10 bolt gear in a rear end? Like a truck gear as long as its 10 bolt 8.5 .

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