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14Bolt FF VS D60 FF

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, May 20, 2004.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Ive been reading and ive noticed some people prefer the D60 FF over the 14Bolt FF, and I was really just wondering why? Is it lighter? Stronger? I know there are more locker options but is that the only reason people like it better? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    gear choices that's all I can think of
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Gear choices and I'm sure its lighter. Got to be weaker though.
     
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    I think the 14sf and the rear dana 60 are about the same in strenght except that the 14 is an semi floater. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
    could be wrong though.
     
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    I'd take the 14 bolt FF just becouse they are cheap and pleantifull.
     
  6. Jonny-K5

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    better gear choices, more lockers(ARB), and i think a little better ground clearance, not sure tho
     
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    If you are running a small tire or a light buggy the 60 is smaller, lighter, has more gear choices (that doesn't realy matter for a small tire though), more locker choices (an ARB would be great on a DD), and is about as cheep as the 14.
     
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    The 14 bolt has much stronger axle shafts. Dana 60 30 spline FF shafts are about equivalent to 10 bolt or 12 bolt shafts. Unless you need low gears (lower than 5.13s), go with a 14 bolt.
     
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    Just for the record ARB is in the process of making an ARB for the 14 FF. I dont' remember the part number but I emailed ARB and they replied with a part number. The 14 bolt ARB is supposed to be available by the end of the year or so.
    I am just going to run a detroit, and get the ARB for the 60 front.

    Joe Leeper
    '75 CK5 project /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    They've been saying that for at least four years.
     

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