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    need advice quick

    im buyin new axles for my 83 chevy 1/2 ton
    it has a 8.5 10 blt and it has c clip axles, now no one has c clip axles for it they r all back ordered, they have bolt in axles that are for my rear end though
    what is the difference, can i use them or not i really need to know

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    did you try moser? strange? the only other route is c clip eleminators and non-c clip axles . for that your going to have to chop off the ends of your axle tubes where your bearings are now & install axles with c clip eleminators.

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    Bowhay, in all honesty, if you are going to someday put more motor in that thing,or run it with slicks,then I would use the bolt in/c clip eliminator style, because if you hook hard and bust an axle,it will keep the axle in the rear end.With c clip axles,if you break one the axle can come out and tear the side of the car/truck all to hell or worse cause you to wreck...BUT, if you just have a mild small block like I think you have, I would just wait and get the axles that fit the rear that you have now(c clip). I do not think you need the bolt in style for your application. Just my opinion. The bolt in style is better, but I am sure there are other things you could spend your money on...Again..JUST MY OPINION and I am not saying your truck doesn't make any power.

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    AXLE

    BOWAY,
    Please dont take this the Wrong way,I'm only trying to HELPYou!Cause I have BEEN There and Done it!
    Unhook that 8.5,go down the Bone yard and Find a 9" Ford Rear that is Close the rite Width,with a 31 spline axle.And,for less than what you are going to drop on any of the Rear-End Parts for the Junk 8.5?You will have a Rear-End that you can get just about any Parts that you Need for a Thrid of the Parts for the 8.5?This is J.M.O.!
    Later
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    Re: AXLE

    Quote Originally Posted by bbchevy
    BOWAY,
    Please dont take this the Wrong way,I'm only trying to HELPYou!Cause I have BEEN There and Done it!
    Unhook that 8.5,go down the Bone yard and Find a 9" Ford Rear that is Close the rite Width,with a 31 spline axle.And,for less than what you are going to drop on any of the Rear-End Parts for the Junk 8.5?You will have a Rear-End that you can get just about any Parts that you Need for a Thrid of the Parts for the 8.5?This is J.M.O.!
    Later
    G 8)

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    X3!!!!!!

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    ok this is only for now, im puttin a narrowed 12 bolt in it later on im just tryin to beef ur the rear cus i just put a 175 shot of spray in the 383 and i know the axles wont hold, the combo i have now is just to get used to drag racing at the track next season il have a bbc with the 12 blt

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    B/W,
    Dont BOTHER with the 12-Bolt,your NOT Gaining Much over the 8.5.Put the 9" in and BE DONE!Listen to Me,this is not the 1st Rodeo for me?I just seen a Complete 9" center w/Spool on the Classifieds for 225.00.The Gear for the 12 bolt will be More than that!
    Not saying you Cant Break a 9",but when you add that rear Pinion bearing it SURE makes a LARGE Difference!
    Later
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    I don't think he will break the rerend he has. It has to hook up before he tears the rearend out...at least that's my opinion....I might be wrong... BUT I am betting he is using the foot brake + It's a pickup truck...unless it is set up for drag racing,when he hits the spray he is going to light the tires up. JMO

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    it is set ur for racing, but im not gonna hit the spray off the line, ans yes its footbreak


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