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This is a discussion on new 12 bolt within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Wesman Nice buy man. The 12 bolt should hold up great. However, I can't imagine having my ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Nice buy man. The 12 bolt should hold up great.

    However, I can't imagine having my car without a posi rear. I mean its bad enough with a posi and 285/40 Eagle F1's, I can't imagine having just one wheel spin when you jump on it, especially around turns.

    Good luck with it.
    thanks man. im sure i will be upgrading to posi in the future but we'll see how the spool works for now. anybody have reccomendations on what posi i should go with later?

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    well i took it to the shop to have the 12 bolt installed this past wed. this friday the mechanic called me up pissed off saying this was the wrong rear end and nothing fits! i called strange and turns out there are "additional parts" needed to fit a 93-97 rear into a 00' model and you dont just 'bolt up' your backing plates to one like i was told. anyway i was missing the spacers for the stock 98-02 backing plates to bolt up to the housing and some other small pieces. so i have to overnight these parts from strange monday while my poor car sits on his lift with no ass racking up one hell of a mechanic bill. what a nightmare.


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    Why did you get a new 93-97 rear for your 00 car?

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    i didnt order it from strange, i bought it from a guy on ls1 tech who planned on putting it in a 96 camaro. i was under the impression that the only difference was the backing plates, and all i had to do was bolt up my stock ones. i called strange before i bought it to verify if a 93-97 rear would work in an 98-02 car. they said i would have to use my stock backing plates instead of the billet pieces it came with. They forgot to tell me i needed "additional parts" to make it work.
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    Hmm, I thought you'd have to use LT1 brakes on it. Ohh well, that's hotrodding. One thing I've learned is none of the projects I've done go off without a hitch. Minor setback, it'll get worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Hmm, I thought you'd have to use LT1 brakes on it. Ohh well, that's hotrodding. One thing I've learned is none of the projects I've done go off without a hitch. Minor setback, it'll get worked out.
    i thought the same thing but my mechanic pointed out that my e-brake was different and wouldnt have worked with the lt1 brakes. But it will work with my stock brakes when i get the spacers it's just gonna be a lil more of an expensive installation than i was hoping for.

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    got the car back today, we machined the backing plates to fit and everything fits like its supposed to. still waiting on a Strange's ABS sensor to be overnighted so i can hook up the ABS. thank god this is over

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    gotta love making 'adjustments' to the nice new parts.

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    glad to hear you're getting everything together. That's just the nature of the beast. Nothing ever just slips right on with no problems. There's always something.

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    thanks guys, ive been driving it alot to get it broken in. i got about 500 miles so far and its so much more fun to drive now! it wraps up ALOT quicker with 4:10's. they should have offered 4:10's as a factory option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Lil overspray on the cover there huh?
    nah its just a shadow i had it completely covered up when i painted it

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