How do I identify a GM 10-bolt rear end?

How do I identify a GM 10-bolt rear end?

The easiest way to identify the 8.2-inch rearend at a glance is by the shape of the housing and the spacing between the lower bolts on the cover. The 8.2-inch 10-bolt has a smooth, round, lower-case area (no cast-in protrusions), with an 11-inch cover that has a diagonal protrusion at the top.

How do I identify a GM 10-Bolt differential?

The rear cover’s shape and the number of bolts are identifying features for GM rear differentials. The round 10-bolt cover with a bulge for the ring gear identifies this axle assembly as an 8.5-inch 10-bolt. The two lugs on the lower case at the 5 and 7 o’clock positions are also identifying features.

How do I know what rear end my s10 is?

Look under the rear of the vehicle. The rear end is centrally located between the rear wheels. On the back of the unit, count the number of bolts holding the inspection plate cover to the rear end housing.

How do I know what rear end my Chevy has?

All Chevrolet rear ends can be identified by comparing the gasket shape to an identification chart similar to the one found on Drivetrain’s differential identification page (see References). A visual chart of different GM/Chevrolet rear ends is found on Ring & Pinion’s differential types web page (see References).

How do I know if my 10-bolt is posi?

Locate two lugs, or ears, extending out from the bottom of the gear casing approximately in the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock position. This will firmly identify the unit as having come with Positraction from the factory.

How do I identify my GM rear differential?

Identify your GMC or Chevrolet rear end gear ratio by the RPO Codes, usually located on the placard labeled “Service Parts Identification” inside the drivers door panel or glove box.

Is a 10 bolt rear end posi?

Ten-bolt rears came in both Positraction and non-Positraction versions. Although it would be much cheaper to find one with Positraction already, many aftermarket suppliers can sell you carriers, axles and gears to convert a stock non-limited-slip axle to a Positraction.

What size is the pinion nut on GM 10 Bolt?

PYN10 – 10-Bolt 8.5″; Pinion Nut (30 Spline Pinion)

Does my s10 have limited slip?

Locate the RPO code tag attached to the inside of the glove compartment. On the bottom of the RPO tag, there are a series of three-position, alphanumeric codes. Axle designations are found within the “G” grouping, with “G76,” “G80” and “G81” used to designate limited slip, or positraction rear differentials.

How strong is a GM 10 bolt?

The 10 bolt is weak for what you are using it for. If you are planning to only to run 35″ tires a 12 bolt would work fine but the 14 bolt i agree is abuse friendly! The 208 transfer case is a great tc for your use. I have the same tc in my 83 chevy with 44″ boggers,dana60 front, 14 bolt rear, 502 engine, an a 16″ lift.

What is a 10 bolt rear end?

The bigger the gears the stronger the rear end. The “bolt” designation is just a way to indentify the rear end. A 10 bolt is not as strong as a 12 bolt. The bolts are what holds the ring gear to the carrier, but also the cover to the housing so you can see what the size is without removing the cover.

What is a Chevy 10 bolt?

The pinion is a 30-spline piece and the pinion nut is 1 1/4 inches. Axleshaft spline count can be either 28 or 30 splines. The 10-Bolt has proven itself over the years to be a decent performer in mild to medium duty off-road applications. Obviously, the 30-spline axle option is the preferred choice for added strength.

What is GM bolt?

Things aren’t ideal right now in General Motors-land. The Chevy Bolt, which, for the moment, is the cornerstone of the brand’s EV efforts (mostly because it’s been the only one in production), is kind of borked .