Question about 1996 Chevrolet Camaro
Well I had posted here earlier regarding my 1996 Camaro RS with 3.8 V6 and GU4 rearend. So now I need to replace the rearend. I plan on just going to a junkyard or buying a rear end from someone parting out their car. Ideally I'll find a Camaro and I can easily swap mine out for the one I find. I know Chevy/ Pontiac use a lot of similar parts so how can I know/ what should I know in the event of switching a non-camaro rear end.
I know I can look on the door jam for parts code "GU4" which gives me the ratio of 3.08.
I will also have a picture of my rear end so I can match the same bolt pattern/general size. I do not want to have to do any major fabricating and I just think visually it could be a risk.
I know many chevys (s10's, the vans ect) have the GU4 part number but there are a lot more internals in the diffential than just the ratio! I've never taken a rear end apart so I want to avoid wasting time and effort on other vehicles if it will not work on my camaro.
Basically anyone have any advice of things I should look out for? Or should I stick purely to Camaro's of simialr year (maybe firebirds).
Camaro firebird and transam axles are what i would go for. remember lots of people change out the ratio just look for one with posi it will bolt right up if the ratio is wrong it will only affect speedo and fuel economy a little bit. this can also be changed easily with your ring and pinion out of the old one if need be.
Posted on May 18, 2009
Gu4 is eally 3:42's
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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