rear end swap 91 camaro rs - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-31-2004, 07:22 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: amarillo,tx
Age: 40
Posts: 63
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rear end swap 91 camaro rs

i am wondering if anyone has swapped a 8.5" 12 bolt rear end into a third gen camaro. the rear end is from a 1974 camaro. also any ideas for torque arm in swap. any info. would be greatly appreciated.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2005, 06:50 PM
ronb's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Clearwater,FL.
Posts: 381
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
is there somthing wrong with the 91 rear end? do you really want to give up your rear dics brakes?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2005, 09:14 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: amarillo,tx
Age: 40
Posts: 63
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i am wanting to swap for a stronger rear end also it,s a 4.10 posi. the rear end will be recieving 540 horse. so iam afraid the 7.5 will eventually give out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-03-2005, 05:35 PM
M&M CUSTOM's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Transmission identification
Last journal entry: 1988 Suburban, the project continues.
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Northwest Pennsylvania.
Age: 43
Posts: 2,231
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
The 8.5 is a 10-bolt axle, the 12 bolt has a ring gear size of 8.875 (or 8-7/8) inches.

Everything on your current axle would have to be VERY CAREFULLY welded on to the older leaf sprung axle you are inquiring about.

Quite a bit of work, it CAN be done, BUT you could very well end up warping the housing without the proper precautions to alleviate warping.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2005, 10:15 AM
ronb's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Clearwater,FL.
Posts: 381
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If your going to have that much HP? you might want to look at a curie 9inch they make direct bolt ins and you will be able to keep your dics brakes? a bit pricey but nice setup! I have one in my GTA!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2005, 06:25 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: amarillo,tx
Age: 40
Posts: 63
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thank you for the info. i am on a tight budget, and i already have this rear end. also what precautions should i take to weld up brackets on the rear end any info helpful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.