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14 bolt Gov bomb - Detriot

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey i have a 14bolt w/ a gov lock in it, it is the same to put a detriot in it as an open 14bolt?
     
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    hidesertwheelin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    To put in a detroit, you have to get a open carrier and install the detroit in it. The gov-lok on 14-bolt ff's isn't as bad as hte ones that came in 10 bolts.
     
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    I've got the Gov-bomb in my 14 also and have read that they're not as bad as the smaller units. What is the failure rates of them in 14ff's?
     
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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I've only heard of one grenading, but can't remember exactly what happened. They can be a b!tch to lock up, unlock when they want, but I never wheeled with one. They don't look anything like the GLs in the 10 bolts and similiar axles. But in order to put a Detroit in, you will need a 4 pin open carrier.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    The gov locks only use 3 pins into the carrier where as the opens (and detroits) use 4
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    my 14FF gov grenaded and locked up my diff, in my '86 CC on the street last year.
     
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    weld the piss out of it....... nice and predictable and strong.. both rear tires ALWAYS turn.. :weld: :weld: :weld: :thumb:
     
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    This is the only way I'd run a gov-bomb :D
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If you want to use a Detroit, I have an open carrier to sell you for $50 plus the ride. Let me know a zip code and I can get a quote for you.
     

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