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14 bolt rear SF vs. FF

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SmokinLB7, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. SmokinLB7

    SmokinLB7 1/2 ton status

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    Alright so i have been searching around but cannot find it. What is the dissadvantage to having the Semi Float 14 bolt? Everyone has full float but i can get a really good deal on a SF. But i dont want to buy it if it is going to be horrible. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps a confused kid out. :rolleyes:

    Zach
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

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    one dissadvantage is it is semi float, if you break and axle shaft (doubtfull you would) the whole tire/drum axle will walk its way out.

    i ran a 14bsf for a long time, the only reason im going to FF is gears are cheaper, and i question the longevity with the new big block
     
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    Lockers are cheaper for a 14bff as well. What are you trying to do with your truck?

    If you want to keep 6 lugs, the 14bsf is an upgrade over a 10 or 12 bolt rear. If it's an 8-lug, pass on it. 14bff are insanely common.
     
  4. SmokinLB7

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    Those are good points. Thanks for the advice. I guess that i will wait a bit for another FF to come my way.

    I am going to rock crawler it. I will be running 38.5's with a 6" lift. So i need some meat.
     
  5. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    thats dana60 front territory brotha.
     
  6. SmokinLB7

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    Im gonna do that too brotha
     
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    sorry for the hijack

    can you convert a 14ff to six lug ?
     
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    there is no real conversion to six lug but you can use spacer/adapters and somebody was working on or had a kit for it but the end cost was way too much...... try searching the topic, it has been covered here before
     
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    The adapters are insanely pricey. Cheaper to buy 8 lug outers and new wheels.
     

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