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This is a discussion on axle width within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; im looking for a 9 or dana, i need to know how wide is the stock 10blt from end to ...

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    axle width

    im looking for a 9 or dana, i need to know how wide is the stock 10blt from end to end from the housing flange?

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    You will need one with the torque arm mounting provision, so it will be an F-body specific rear that you order. All the major vendors have these ready to go for our cars -- Moser, Strange, etc... Are you planning on narrowing the rear?

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    i have a local shop that will convert one for me and i found a 9" w 4:11s for $250 i just need to make sure its wide enough.

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    How are they going to attach the torque arm?

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    is the mount on the housing or third member?

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    Since Jon posted up pics of his 9", here is the 12 bolt housing:





    Last edited by pajeff02; 09-13-2010 at 12:14 PM. Reason: Found a better pic.

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    sooo... how wide is the housing???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxlplx71 View Post
    sooo... how wide is the housing???

    Unfortunately, I am at the office and my 10 bolt is home on the floor of my lower garage... best I can do is maybe get a measurement tonight after my meeting.

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    Thanks for your help.

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    I measured my 10 bolt a few minutes ago. I didn't have any help so the measurements are approximations due to the center section keeping me from drawing a straight line with the tape.

    Outside of axle tube flange to outside of axle tube flange is approximately 59-1/2". This is the face that the brake backing plate bolts to. The actual tubes on the 10 bolt extend a bit further past this face.

    The measurement for total axle width is approximately 64-1/2" with the axles installed in the housing. Again, this is from the outside face of the installed axles, ie. the faces that your wheels bolt to.

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    thanks this 9" was only 58" so ill keep looking or wait till i can get a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxlplx71 View Post
    thanks this 9" was only 58" so ill keep looking or wait till i can get a new one.

    You could probably get away with it depending upon your rim backspacing. Install longer wheel studs and run a 1/2" spacer if you need to.

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