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14 bolt spring plates

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 73K5Kid, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. 73K5Kid

    73K5Kid 1/2 ton status

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    I should be getting a free pair of spring plates for my 14 bolt swap. A fellow member offered me a pair that is mixed in with a bunch of 1/2 ton plates. I have never compared the plates. Is there a way to tell the difference I assuming the 14 bolt plates would be bigger. If not how will I know the difference :doah:
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yes the 14 bolt plates are bigger. might be kinda hard to tell if they are mixed with a bunch of others but if you compare them all together then you should be able to tell the difference. I know the bolt holes are spaced farther apart and I think they are made from thicker metal. I also think that most of the 14 bolt spring plates bolt under the axle instead of on top like the half tons so they will be easily distinguished. got lucky on mine and they came on top of the springs.
     
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    Thanks big dan
     
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    Going out to my garage now just to look at em , forgot all about this :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Pauly :D
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry , I ended up comparing them to my other Blazer , and came up with six 1/2 ton plates , 4 rear and two front :(
     
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    Cool no problem and thanks for looking man.
     

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