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Old 04-03-2003, 11:34 AM
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I got a 85 cutlass supreme. Its only got a one legger. i was wondering if there was a way i could change the rearend in it into a posi. If so how would i go about doing it. If anyones got any ideas that'd be great.

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you should be able to switch it out in half a day if you have the right replacement, maybe one out of an old camaro or something, make sure it fits before you buy it.mike
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Only way to change it into a posi is to buy a posi unit and have it installed by a competent rear end guy.
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Someone on this board mentioned that they did a guts swap with a 3rd gen. Camaro. Maybe try the search feature and see what you come up with.

You can install a posi unit from various other 7.5" GM rear ends. Which ones exactly I am not totally sure of. Certain S10 pick ups, certain 3rd. gen. Camaros and G body Monte Carlo SS's would have posi units.

I agree with Bob that if you don't have experience setting a rear end, you should take it to someone that does.

There is another option, that would be to swap out the whole rear end with one that does have posi. A Monte Carlo SS rear end would swap right in with no mods. If you want a stronger rear end, you can try to hunt down a Buick Gran National or T-Type rear end, these also bolt right in with no mods necessary and come with a 8.5" gear set that is much stronger than the stock unit in your Cutlass now. Both the SS and Buick rears would also come with better gear ratios too.

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