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Offline 123 pugsy

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Converting to Posi
« on: January 18, 2008, 08:27:47 PM »
I need to convert my 12 bolt to posi. Can I buy just the guts for it?

Something like this:http://stcatharines.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-parts-accessories-New-G-M-posi-ring-pinion-carrier-W0QQAdIdZ35274880


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Pugsy
76 C10 LWB
TPI 350

Offline VileZambonie

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Re: Converting to Posi
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 08:28:52 PM »
All you need is the carrier if you wanna keep your existing gear ratio
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Re: Converting to Posi
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 09:02:00 PM »
Pugsy, Are you happy with the gear ratio you have? As Vile said "all you need is the carrier". You can buy the posi carrier for your series gear, check the backlash, disassemble, swap the ring onto posi carrier, install, shim as needed to achieve the same backlash you had when you started (assuming it was not making noise & was within specs) all done,good to go! Depending on what you after, another way to go would be to use a Lock Rite unit (I think they got bought out by Richmond) in you existing open carrier. They can work fairly well for "daily driver". I helped a friend install one of the early ones in a daily driver truck many years ago, it was a "wheel that slips gets the grip" idea. It worked fairly well in the snow, ect. They later came out with a more traditional "posi" type unit. Good Luck, Lorne
 

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Re: Converting to Posi
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 09:27:30 PM »
I'm happy with the 3.40  I have now.
What's a carrier worth roughly?
Pugsy
76 C10 LWB
TPI 350

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Re: Converting to Posi
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 09:31:51 PM »
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Re: Converting to Posi
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 09:35:56 PM »
Thanks guys. That's not bad. ;)
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Re: Converting to Posi
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 10:08:25 PM »
That is a great price!