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Hot Rods Camaro rearend

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fred56, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. fred56
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 55


    What do you guys think about using a ring gear spacer in a Camaro 8.2? I want steeper gears and don't have the money to replace the rearend. The rearend is in a 28 Ford Coupe and will never use slicks or banzai starts.
  2. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 5,818

    from KCMO

    Those aren't that great to start with, wouldn't a s10 4x4 rear be better? It comes with 3.42 or 3.73 factory.
  3. unclerichard
    Joined: Jun 30, 2005
    Posts: 235

    from Michigan

    Purchase the correct carrier and you can leave the housing in place. I know that some gearset makers frown on using the spacer and rightly so. Instead of the ring gear being flat against the carrier, now you've added long bolts to pull by. I would try not to use a spacer if at all possible.
  4. Cyclone
    Joined: Mar 31, 2006
    Posts: 220

    from Sonoma, CA

    I think it would be fine in that application, although I ran 4.56 on a spacer,w/slicks, 3 seasons @ searspoint Wed nites 12.70-13.00... never a problem

  5. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,340


    most gear companies offer thick gears for 2 series carriers to 3 and 4 series gears

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