gm rear questions

dINZ

Rookie
will 8.2 ring and pinion fit an 8.5 rear and if so will the 8.2 ring gear fit on the 8.5 carrier or do i need an 8.2 carrier? need some different options for ratios and the 8.2 has them, but stuck with an 8.5 housing
 

ralph1979

Rookie
we have a 8.2 rear w/8.5 gears in it not sure what had to be done with it  for them to work in a 8.2 housing. We have a 342 gear out of a full size pickup in the rear
 

john56h

Rookie
The 8.2 and 8.5 GM gears do not interchange without machine work.
 

racer8g

Newbie
The pinions and pinion bearings are different sizes.I put an 8.5 carrier in an 8.2 The ring gear went right on but the carrier went in the housing to tight to adjust the gears so they fit right.
 

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