What is the difference between a 12 bolt and 10 bolt rear? - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2000 Our previous General Forum
Replies ONLY - no new topics.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 83
Question

Yeah I know it sounds stupid, but I don't know the difference.

Thank you in advance,
Sean
69musclecar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 12:17 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Utah, no I\'m not mormon U.S.A.
Posts: 260
Post

2 bolts

seriosly the 12 bolt is a stronger unit,and was used for big blocks and z28's.
CORNHOLIO is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 83
Post

What I ment to say was how do you tell the difference?

Thank you in advance.
Sean
69musclecar is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 12:40 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 168
Post

Only way to tell for sure is to pull the cover and count the bolts in the ring gear. However, most 10 bolt rears have 10 bolts in the cover, and the same for 12 bolts. So you can just glance under the car and count the bolts on the cover and that's probably correct. A 12 bolt will have 2 bolts on the bottom, parallel with the ground, if that makes sense, and a 10 bolt has only one bolt at the bottom of the cover, so it's real easy to tell the difference once you know what to look for.
No 'E' in Camaro is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 01:11 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Utah, no I\'m not mormon U.S.A.
Posts: 260
Post

Thats what I meant as well, just by the name. 10 bolts have 10. 12 bolts have 12.
CORNHOLIO is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 03:03 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: West Richland, Wa. USA
Posts: 175
Post

Just two bolts.
1st & 2nd GENGuy is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 83
Post

Thank You guys.
69musclecar is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 03:41 PM
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: running springs ca
Posts: 41
Post

If you look under your car from the back and there are two bolts on the bottom next to each other ( the same distance from the ground) then it's a twelve bolt. I don't know if you know what I mean but a ten bolt will be such that only one bolt will be at the lowest point on the rear.
Dan
danL is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 06:45 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Utah, no I\'m not mormon U.S.A.
Posts: 260
Post

yea, 10 bolts are like a circulaur pattern. While 12 bolts are kinda like staggered.
CORNHOLIO is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 01, 06:46 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Utah, no I\'m not mormon U.S.A.
Posts: 260
Post

oh yea, 12 bolts have more splines in the axles themselves and are thicker too.
CORNHOLIO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome