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14 Bolt SF??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DesertDueler, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering if anybody is running the 9.5" semi floating 14 bolt. If so, how stong are they. I was thinking about getting one so I can still run my 6 lug wheels. Or does anybody know how to convert a 14 bolt full floater to six lug. Thank you guys for your help in advance.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>
     
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    All you need to convert is the drums and axleshafts from a 6 lugger. They are pretty strong, sould hold up to about 38's I would guess. I want to put one of these in when my 10 bolt breaks. I've found that most of them have 3.73's in them, have never seen one with 4.10's in a junkyard, and all the junkyard ones are 8 luggers too, since the first 6 luggers are from about 88, too new for the yards I guess. Good luck on this. You may want to do a search on this topic, I have had several posts on it.

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  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i have a 14bsf in my suburban and it's strong enough for what i do, i've never broken anything inside it. so it's good enough for me. but it's an 8 lug not a 6.

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    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 33s, tbi350
     
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    For the six lug conversion I am talking about the 10.5" 14 bolt full floater axle.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>
     
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    Someone on this site has done a 6 lug conversion on a 14 FF.

    I've got an 8 lug 14 bolt SF and I love it. It has a 4.10 gear with a factory GM posi unit that does me just nicely.

    But one day I want a D60/14 FF with 4.88s, ARB front, Detroit rear.

    Oh yeah, and I destroyed both a 10 bolt and a 12 bolt truck before I got this 14 SF. I got both axles for free with 4.10s in them already.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    I do alot of rockcrwaling so I am trying to decide which one to go with? Either way I am going to use 15" rims. Goodyear MTRs are too expensive to buy twice!! I want to stay with 6 lug pattern so I dont have to buy new rims.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>
     
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    Matt (baby blue) had a 14SF and drove the piss out of it (read the post on Hollister dammage check) and did not have any problems with the rear end. I think that I would go with a 14FF myself because when you convert to 8 lug you get bigger brakes.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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