5474Re: [solectria_ev] E-10 Differential?
- Jul 1, 2009This is the one that is in my E10:
A guy at work that builds Hot Rods, called it a "quick change rear end"
and that its an older model used in chevy based racing Hot Rods, since it
can handle more horse power then the stock S-10 rear end.
I think solectria used it cause it has thicker axel supports and larger
barings to hold the extra battery weight.
A quick google image search finds a buch of them:
Hope this helps. :)
*wags his tail*
> Would all you E-10 owners take a look at the photo's of Jeff Wilson's E-10
> on the EVAlbum. (www.evalbum.com then search by make.. Solectria)
> The only photo's that I have seen have that type of differential.. mine is
> waay different. The differential in those pictures is of a type that I
> haven't seen since the '40's. The last differential that I saw with the
> axle housings bolted to the sides was on a Model-T.
> I was under the impression that Solectria used the stock S-10 differential
> and turned it around and drove it backwards. Mine looks like the stock
> rear end that has the pinion going into the rear but the differential is
> still facing forward. It appears that the rear cover was removed and an
> aluminum section to house the pinion was added while the front was capped
> My problem is that I have what feels like "wheel hop" between 35 and 45
> Mph. I have done the encoder test and it tests perfect on both motors.
> There is a lot of slop in the spiders and this seems to be where it is
> from. I don't want to rebuild the rear end, just swap it out.
> I visited the U-pull it salvage yard today and couldn't find a 95/96 S-10.
> I found many older ones with what looked like the same 10-bolt rear ends.
> also found a 2003 with what looked like my type but the yoke and
> appeared to be different.
> I can't imagine GM redesigning the rear end for the 94 and up S-10's, but
> what do I know.
> Where did Solectria come up with those differentials and does anyone know
> what the gear ratio is?
> Jim - Glendale, AZ
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