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14 bolt width question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5-newbie, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. k5-newbie

    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    are the spring perches on all 14 bolts the same width or is there a 14 bolt that will bolt right in under a blazer? I know the one out of my 1 ton srw will not?

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  2. dremu

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    Short answer is that 3/4 ton 14 bolts will bolt in, and one ton won't.

    Slightly longer answer is that you ALSO want an SRW axle; there were 3/4 ton duallies, so be sure not to get one.

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  3. k5-newbie

    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    is the 3/4 ton axle as strong as the 1 ton? that may be a stupid question but I am a newb at this 4x4 stuff :)
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    The only difference between a 3/4ton and 1ton 14FF is the spring perch placement and the brake shoes.
     
  5. k5-newbie

    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    thanks guys...thats a huge help. now if my TC springs would ever show up:woot: :whistle:
     
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    Not to hi-jack but what about a van 14-bolt will it bolt right in or do I need to change the spring perches?
     
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    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    not sure on the spring perch ? but i think the van 14 bolt is about 3" wider than the others.
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Van has wider perch spacing... nearly 50" IIRC.

    With the pickup variety, the other difference between a 1-ton SRW and 3/4-ton SRW is the size of the drums.
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    perches will need to be relocated. Just went through this on mine about 2 months ago when I got my van width. Van width axles are roughly 3 inches wider than a regular. There is another post floating around here that has the exact measurements of all 14 bolt axles.


    Here it is............. http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127970
     

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