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14b ff? Yeah another dumb ??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k5'er, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. k5'er

    k5'er Registered Member

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    are all 14b's full floaters? if not, how can you tell? and i guess 14b is better than 12 bolt? sorry about the dumb questions.

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  2. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    nope there were 14 bolt ff and 14 bolot semi floaters.......the 14 bolt are stronger then a 12 bolt because of the size of the ring gear i think

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  3. BadDog

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    The 14 bolt full floats (C14FF) were much stronger than their semi-float counter parts. Ring is larger, pinion is larger and stronger with an extra bearing, axle shafts and housing are bigger and stronger (also heavier and less clearance). The C14FF is only available in 8 lug (custom can do 6) but the C14SF came in 6 or 8 lug.

    C14FF is easy to identify by the big hub sticking 4" or so out of the center of the wheel. C14SF look like a 12 bolt in the wheel. Also, the covers are different.
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  4. k5'er

    k5'er Registered Member

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    if it has the big hub sticking out, isnt that a 1 ton? and would that mean that a 14b sf is 3/4 ton?

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  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The 14 SF and 14FF were both used in 3/4 tons. The one tons only got the 14FF. The 3/4 ton version of the 14ff generally had slightly smaller brakes and the spring perches are the same width as the 1/2 ton stuff. The one ton had the larger brakes and the perch width is different...

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  6. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Also the 1ton at least the later ones had the crossover e brake cable.

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  7. k5'er

    k5'er Registered Member

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    hey wayne, i think ive seen ya before going through town. im in chambersburg. didnt realize you were in pa.

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    roostr3269 1/2 ton status

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    As far as i know the front pinion also unbolts on a 14ff, right?

    live to wheel, wheel to live--1972 gmc jimmy 8 inch lift, 37" ssr's
     

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