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14bolt to good to be true?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by IDGMC, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. IDGMC

    IDGMC 1/2 ton status

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    I posted an ad in the local sooper ad for a set of gm axles with 3.73 or lower gears and got a response from a rod and custom shop who has a front and rear 3/4ton (dana44/14bolt) with 4.09/4.10 gears. He says he's hurtin for money and would sell me both for $150.00
    So do you think they are junk? or a steal? What is the spacing on the rear leafs need to be to match up to my blazer?
     
  2. Bluekrow

    Bluekrow Registered Member

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    It should be a direct bolt in if the axles came out out of a K20 pickup. The axles that came out of a van are a different spring perch width. If you get them you might want to check/change the Bearings and seals before you install them. Goodluck
     
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    definately not too good to be true. 14bs go for cheap as it is, as do 44s/front 10bs. It is a really good deal for both of them but i wouldn't go so far as to say too good to be true. Might as well look into it, could come out with some nice 3/4 ton axles for cheap.
     
  4. IDGMC

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    Thanks, I kind of know the guy indirectly.....I can run 15" tires on the 14 bolt can't I? Will the 4.10 with 33's and a th700r4 be wound up to much?
     
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    redneckdude 1/2 ton status

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    I think you can get away with it in the rear, but in the front, depending on BS, you might have to grind the calipers some. I have 8 lug outers in the front and i don't see how 15s would fit if they have more than 3" BS (my current rims have 2 3/4" so it BARELY works). You would actually have great overall gearing. Remember, the 700 has OD which will bring those 4.10s back down to where your gearing needs to be IMO.
     
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    AZPiNsTrIpEd 1/2 ton status

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    Yes 15's can fit on the 14ff and no the 4.10's wont wind up the tranny to much. It should be perfect for 33's. I run 5.13's and 35's and can still cruise down the freeway
     
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    Also may want ot check that the 14bolt is a FF os SF.... Some light duty 3/4's got the SF... Not sure if they went back as far as the trucks with D44's though...

    But either way, sounds like a good deal!
     
  8. IDGMC

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    Thanks guys...i'll call the guy tonight and get um!
     
  9. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    I paid $150 for a '77 K20 with a D44/14BFF combo with 4:10's. There was no engine, tranny, t-case or d-shafts. Your deal sounds about right.:D
     
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    4.10's and 700r4

    I run 4.56's with a 700r4 and 33's and love it. I can cruise down the highway at 75 @ about 2500rpm's. Plus I've got plenty of torque for wheelin'. With 4.10's, your rpm's will be a little lower, but you should still have plenty of torque for wheelin'. :D Rick
     
  11. Leper

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    Good price and good setup for your truck.
     

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