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How much can a 10 bolt take?

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    How much can a 10 bolt take?

    Hye guys I just joined here on the site just bought a 2002 ws6 m6, the car has been moded a little already slp loudmouth exhaust, american racing headers, k n air, polioshed n ported throttle body, pro 5.0 shifter and corvette clutch which was all done just before I have received the car my rear end even when i went to check the car out sounded great no whines at all and to this day but my question is how much does it take to blow a 10 bolt rear end my car has 46k on it and i really dont get on it that much and never launch it but is it that weak? my car puts about 360 to the wheels should i be concerned?

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    hit or miss really. obviously if you run it at the track alot you are running more of a risk but alot of guys have blown the 10 bolt stock playing around on the street.

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    People have broke them with stock power....

    They are pieces of shit...

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    Seriously though, some people are luckier than others. Some have 11 sec and faster cars running the 10 bolt. They are far and few between, but out there. Do you plan on making the car faster? Ever putting DRs on it? If so, you're asking for trouble.

    Driving it moderately and having street tires will help prolong it. It's a crapshoot at best

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    Hard to tell really. As long as you don't abuse it the rear may last the life of the car. However, if it does break, don't waste your money fixing it -- use it as an excuse to upgrade.

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    haha 9in right? im learning quickly lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02blckws6 View Post
    haha 9in right? im learning quickly lol
    depends on your goals.

    In most M6 applications, yes.

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    rule of thumb is 9 inch for M6 12 bolt for A4

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02blckws6 View Post
    haha 9in right? im learning quickly lol
    12 bolt...leave the 9in for the fords.

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    Or Dana 60, but a grippy clutch with grippy tires on stock power = kaboom

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    12 bolt with an A4 here. Upgraded to 3.73's as well.

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    9" with 4.11 gear here. I might change to a 3.73 though when I go FI.

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    ya thast wat im worried about the clutch thats in there is def a racing clutch he said a corvette clutch it catches real high but for now ima take it easy until i have 2600 to blow on a rear end haha i cant believe they a 10 bolt rear in cars like these

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    9" with 4.11 gear here. I might change to a 3.73 though when I go FI.
    How do u liek that set up it sounds nasty!

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    Itold some friends that don't suscribe here, The last they want to hear is ford 9" is best
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    The main three -- being 9", 12 bolt and Dana, are all better in their own ways. In addition to strength, you may also consider weight, efficiency, cost and fit. It goes without saying though, that no matter which you choose, they are all far superior to the stock 10 bolt.

    Here's a thread with lots of good info: How to pick a rear?

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    I had a 9" in my 93 T/A and when the 10 bolt goes in my 00 WS6 I'll do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02blckws6 View Post
    How do u liek that set up it sounds nasty!
    The 4.11 gear is great for acceleration and for the HP mods I currently have, which aren't many (LTs, lid, and full exhaust). However, I am thinking that the 4.11 gear will be too small of gearing for FI. I'll have to work the numbers when I make a decision to move forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    The 4.11 gear is great for acceleration and for the HP mods I currently have, which aren't many (LTs, lid, and full exhaust). However, I am thinking that the 4.11 gear will be too small of gearing for FI. I'll have to work the numbers when I make a decision to move forward.
    Well lets get to it Mr. No mileage! jk (hope he does'nt mention my build)

    A stock 3800-II can break a 10 bolt, nuf said..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Well lets get to it Mr. No mileage! jk (hope he does'nt mention my build)

    Is this the same guy that is going to have to borrow my car for the departure burnout at Spazapalooza?

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