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Old October 9th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Does anyone make a selectable locker for the Chevy 10 bolt IFS or am I looking at doing a SAS if I want a selectable locker?
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Old October 9th, 2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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dont think the cv shafts would take it. ever if you did find one
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Old October 9th, 2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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dont think the cv shafts would take it. ever if you did find one
This is just going to be a daily driven vehicle with almost stock size tires, might need locker occasionally to get out of driveway in the winter, no rock climbing or anything like that.

I could use a lunch box locker but I am afraid it might make it steer funny on snow covered roads that's why I want a selectable locker but I don't know if they make them or not and I also don't even know what I have as far as ring gear size and spline count. I am assuming it is a 28 spline and 8.25" ring gear?

Does anyone make heavy duty CV shafts?
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i have an 87 chevy with the 10 bolt solid axle front and i have an ARB in mine. Dont know if they are the same or not but if they are then yes they do.
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i have an 87 chevy with the 10 bolt solid axle front and i have an ARB in mine. Dont know if they are the same or not but if they are then yes they do.
I know they make them for the solid front 10 bolt but I don't know if that would work in a IFS?
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what vehicle is this for? to my knowledge you can only get a selectable locker for a 9.25 IFS unit found in 3/4-1 ton trucks. the 7.25 S truck and 8.25 1/2 ton models won't handle the stress associated with a locked axle. ARB makes the one for the 9.25 unit.
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what vehicle is this for? to my knowledge you can only get a selectable locker for a 9.25 IFS unit found in 3/4-1 ton trucks. the 7.25 S truck and 8.25 1/2 ton models won't handle the stress associated with a locked axle. ARB makes the one for the 9.25 unit.
Yep this is a 1/2 ton...they do make lunch box lockers for it, how do you think it would drive on snow covered roads with one of those? Also would the 3/4ton unit be a direct bolt in and could I use the 6 lug cv axles in it or does the 3/4 ton axles with the 8 lugs have more bolts or different pattern that bolts the axles to the carrier and different spline count, if so does anyone make a hybrid axle of some sort to do this kind of swap on a 1/2 ton? What about limited slip diffs, do they make any of those for the 8.25 front ifs?
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If you have vaccum engage you could weld the spider gears in the front. S-10 guys have been doing this for years. Then it only fully locks when four wheel is engaged. Kinda a redneck way to go, but it works. Plus like others said, your cv's won't like it, but may survive light use.
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BTW, lunchboxes in front are great. They don't engage until you put it in four wheel. I now have 100,000 miles on the one in my Cherokee, no issues.
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2009 & 2010 Hummer H3 Adventure had e-lockers in the front and rear. They had a different 3rd that was stronger. Don't know if it would work or if you could find one.
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