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Old 10-04-2008, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2000 chevy silverado rear end?

what axle is in my 2000 chevy silverado 4x4...? i know i have 10 bolt cover...but i tryed to put a new carrier from a 95'ish chevy 4x4 with 3.73's and it will not work..i need to know what carrier it has so i can get a new one my carrier broke ......i tryed the vin at chevy ...thay can tell me anything but it has 3.73's.....


is it a 10 bold ? or what is it.. what carrier do i get ?
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10 bolt should be a 8.6 ring Gear carrier for 30 spline axles. I think the older 10 bolts had like a 27 spline axles.
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, the newer one is 8.6" the prior ones were 8.5" I am not sure if they'll interchange....someone will post up whether they will or not.

EDIT: To answer your last question....Yes, it is still called a 10 bolt....but an 8.6" 30 spline vs. the prior 8.5" 30 spline.

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I could be wrong, I am a little jazzed up on pain meds, but I think the later 8.6 has bigger carrier bearings. That should mean the earlier carrier would need special bearings for it to fit. I know thay make bearings to go the other way, late carrier in early housing, but not sure of doing it the other way around. You alos have the spline difference, so you are probably better off getting the wright carrier fro your dif.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, the newer one is 8.6" the prior ones were 8.5" I am not sure if they'll interchange....someone will post up whether they will or not.

EDIT: To answer your last question....Yes, it is still called a 10 bolt....but an 8.6" 30 spline vs. the prior 8.5" 30 spline.

i looked all over for a 8.6" carrier and theres nuthing but i see lots of 8.5" and the detroit locker site has a locker that says " works with 8.5-8.6" so ....are thay the same carrier and gear .. just diff bearings?
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or will i be better off geting a 6 lug 14 bolt out of a 96 or so 2500? do you all know if it will miss with the EBS or will it be ok? all i will need to do is get a new u-jont and mite have to move the spring pads ????
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My thought went to the 6lug 14b. Should be a bolt in(except the u-joint) Does your diff have speed/ABS sensor/s?
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ABS ...i dont know about speed ...i know there is a wire going to the back diff..
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The one i have doesn't have a sensor on it. It is a 96 or 97.They are kinda spendy compared to just getting the right carrier for the diff you have. around here they go for about $500.00 on average. Got it for my Tahoe for when I lift it.(soon i hope)
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does any have a rear end for sale

hey does any have or know someone that has complete rear end with a gt4 gear ratio for a 2000 chevy silverado
thanks cody
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