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14bff van axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mostwanted, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. mostwanted

    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

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    How much wider are they? How hard is it to find replacement shafts for them?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    They are 3" wider than a regular 14ff. Why would you want replacement shafts, when is the last time you seen a broken 14ff shaft? I'm not saying that they can't break but i've never seen a broken one yet.
     
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    so a van rearend in my truck with rims that have the same bs all around...it would make my k-5 front and rear the same or close too it being square?
     
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    Yes, exactly. That's why some people do it, they want the front and rear track width to be the same. You will lose some turning radius but you have to give a little to get a little.
     
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    I had already thought of that butt, ya never know.......:rolleyes:
     
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    The van width 14's put your rear tires out a little farther than your fronts. You will probably never break a 14 shaft, but I have seen it done on here a couple (maybe 2-3 times). There used to be a video of one breaking on here.
    -Harrison
     

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