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This is a discussion on rearend gear within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i was wondering if there was anyway to strengthen my rearend by getting new gears. i know im not the ...

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    i was wondering if there was anyway to strengthen my rearend by getting new gears. i know im not the only one that doesnt want to pay for a $2300 rearend. i havent dyno'd my car yet but i think im getting close the the point where i might need to start looking at doing somthing about the stock / weaker rear end. i was thinking of going to the 3.42 gear so i can still have a fair amount of top end speed i have a stage 2 A4 anyone with opinions would be helpfull. would a simple gear swap strengthen it enough for about 400hp?
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    i also plan on putting heads and cam on this winter. so keep that in mind too.

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    Spending $$$ on your 10 bolt is just throwing money away IMO. Even though I've had no issues since I had 410s and a master rebuild kit put in I wish I would have just saved for a 9in. I know once I do H/C swap it will just be a matter of time before I need a new rear.

    And no a simple gear swap won't make your rear stronger. Sure you will/could get stronger gears but you will still have a weak ass 10 bolt with crappy axles, carrier, etc...

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    dont waste another dollar on that 10 bolt, save your money for a moser 9",you can thank me later!

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    Since its an A4, and you want to dump money into the rear I would recommend the Moser 12 Bolt rear. And like rc74racer I also really don't recommend just upgrading the gears...especially when more mods are going to be put in place later. A 10 bolt on these cars aren't worth modding in my opinion unless you are low on cash, but I would still tell you when you'd get the money to save up for a better rear if you run your car alot.

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    thanks guys i really dont want to spend that kind of money but i knew i was going to have to. thanks for the opinions.

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    What ever you do save your money. A 10 bolt is like a ford, Its a pyle of shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    What ever you do save your money. A 10 bolt is like a ford, Its a pyle of shit.
    And what do we do we put their rear ends in our cars!

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    I wouldnt even want to change the stock gears in it, it will make the car weaker.
    Yea the 10 bolt is weak but as long as your not launching it too hard, or putting slicks on it, then it would hold up better.
    When launching at the track your going to want to spin. Getting some suspension mods and a girdle can help the rear by not putting as much stress on it as well.

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