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by Captn. Crunch
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Torsen front diff and two piece axle?
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Torsen front diff and two piece axle?

I agree with the 3.73 for strength. 4:10 would be as far as I’d go but it’s not worth the work if you’re already running the 3:73’s. I’d love to run 37” tires and 4:56 gears but we all know THAT ain’t gonna happen. I used car-parts.com and searched S-10 front diff then look for the np3 + MT. That’s ...
by Captn. Crunch
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Torsen front diff and two piece axle?
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Torsen front diff and two piece axle?

AP how’ve you been?!? When I did mine, I found a front diff from a Zr2, they all came with 3.73’s. Find a Zr2 with a manual and np233 and it should be a cast iron unit. Swap axle tubes and axles. Also swap front prop shaft collar, Easy Peazy If you’re going to swap, might as well upgrade. forestmcca...
by Captn. Crunch
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 3881

Re: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Ohh how I want that 4xshorty!!
Good luck
by Captn. Crunch
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Torsen front diff and two piece axle?
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Torsen front diff and two piece axle?

Thanks timeless, I appreciate the time and thought that went into your reply. This thing has been my Schrödinger’s cat. I’ve thought it through from every angle but without actually watching it do it’s thing and monitoring torque output I don’t see how we will ever really know. And with a price tag ...
by Captn. Crunch
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: ABS dummy light on problem and diagnostic method
Replies: 21
Views: 23353

Re: ABS dummy light on problem and diagnostic method

Timeless is probably right with the loose wiring connection. Two quick things you can do to start. A bad ground wire can cause all kinds of symptoms. Follow the negative battery cable to where it attaches to the body. Start the engine and touch the head of the bolt holding the negative cable to the ...
by Captn. Crunch
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Torsen front diff and two piece axle?
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Torsen front diff and two piece axle?

So I’ve been wrestling with this for awhile now. Can a Torsen Carrier live in an S-10 style two piece front diff. The original was an open diff setup so when the axle was disengaged the front diff basically goes into sleep mode The torsen is a different animal and distributes torque through worm gea...
by Captn. Crunch
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: s10 unlocking axle
Replies: 52
Views: 16470

Re: s10 unlocking axle

Ya the S10’s over its run had the 231 the 223,and the 236. My wonder stems from owning a Zr2 Blazer with the 236. You could shift on the fly from 2hi to 4hi. That would entail the vacuum activation of the collar in the two piece pass. side axle. There was never any grinding noise so obviously all th...
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: s10 unlocking axle
Replies: 52
Views: 16470

Re: s10 unlocking axle

Thanks for your interest in Torsen. Under the conditions that you are describing, the differential gearing would spin a high differential rate, but under zero torque load. As long as it is well lubricated, it should be fine. However, I am not aware of ever being paired with this axle configuration i...
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: s10 unlocking axle
Replies: 52
Views: 16470

Re: s10 unlocking axle

Nice job getting the two piece axle installed. I have one on the floor in my shop I’ve been tripping over for a couple of years now. It came on the cast iron diff I put in the van I pulled it in favor of our solid shaft. I was worried about how the torsen would react to having torque going in and on...
by Captn. Crunch
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: New Guy- Boise ID
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: New Guy- Boise ID

Congratulations and welcome to the madness! A list is a good place to start. 1- Don’t go cheap on the fuel pump. AC Delco is highly reccomended. The others will leave you stranded. 2- fuel filter. New pump won’t last if it’s pushing into a clogged filter 3- wheel hop probably has nothing to do with ...
by Captn. Crunch
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: New Guy- Boise ID
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: New Guy- Boise ID

Nice find on the viscous coupler. I was searching a year or so ago for a forum member and came away empty so I missed it or someone decided to go into production. Either way, you can now rebuild your Borg Warner unit. If you pull the trigger, just about everything you could possibly need to know can...
by Captn. Crunch
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: New Guy- Boise ID
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: New Guy- Boise ID

Welcome Gunther GM sold a million of these vans over the years so that tells you something. They are a very easy vehicle to fall in love with. They ride nice, they hauland tow well. You can pack em full of all manner of kids and critters. The 4.3 is a stout hearted engine that will go 300,000 miles ...
by Captn. Crunch
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: s10 unlocking axle
Replies: 52
Views: 16470

Re: s10 unlocking axle

Hey snowgeek You can use your diff. There is no difference in the diffs when comparing same years but different vehicles. There were some bearing changes that accompanied axle changes through the years such as when they went from flanged axles to slip in’s. You can use flanged axles in late model di...
by Captn. Crunch
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: Terrain Tough Xtreme Ball Joints for my lifted 95
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Re: Terrain Tough Xtreme Ball Joints for my lifted 95

After a bit of trial and error, I ended up using a small diameter grinding wheel to remove the rivet tops. A whack with a hammer and punch finished the job. After one or two I had it down to a couple of minutes per rivet. On a different note: akforce... how does your van like breathing through a sno...
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: Terrain Tough Xtreme Ball Joints for my lifted 95
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Re: Terrain Tough Xtreme Ball Joints for my lifted 95

I can vouch for the lack of joy that accompanies stock ball joint removal. At least I didn’t suffer through mine alone as I did mine during the Torsen equipped cast iron diff swap with Rinny by my side. I’ll be making a note of these ball joints though.