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14FF front axles custom made!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Go to <a target="_blank" href=http://wagonermachine.com>wagonermachine.com</a> and look at several different offers they do.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Why not?

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    well what are you going to use for knuckles?
    D60 parts i am guessing, though if there is another alternative i am all ears.
    so if you have to butcher a perfectly good front d60 to build a 14b front you are in high dollar range and to gain what?
    the front 60 is tough enough for me but if it isnt you can gain some by going rev rot 60.
    i understand the 'u dont got this' factor
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I bet I could buy 5 or 6 Dana 60's for the price of one of them.

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    can i have one of those dana 60s

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Also the loss in ground clearance would be a factor with the 14 FF center section (well at least for the average Joe, maybe not somebody with 50"+ tires) as compared to the D60.

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    Sure. Just bring your piggie bank.

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    hold on let me go find my little sisters piggy bank, i alreay broke mine open

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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    You are correct, they are using 60 outers. The price for one of there front axles starts at around $5k. That's starts. They also use D60 shafts and machine them to fit. What does it acomplish, well....... Bragging rights I guess. The 14 bolt has a larger ring gear, a better pinion gear design (IMO) and a stronger case, other than that, a 60 is your animal. Kinda like the guy in fourwheeler that was running a D80 front. More than likely it's just to say that he is [​IMG]. John, the guy that is making them IS a wheeler, and has been doing some crazy stuff for a while. he also runs a 350/700R4/203/203/205 setup in his Scrambler all using parts he made himself. BTW, that's not a typo, he is (or was) running two 203 range boxes in front of a 205

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    That's pretty cool, the three transfer cases idea.

    Those 14 bolts look cool. If I had my way (D60 or 14 bolt front) I'd have the 14 bolt just because the look of a massive front axle like that.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    if you live in the snow it would actually save you money... instead of buying a plow for the front, you would already have one installed permanently in your rig.

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    Neat site Wes. Thanks for putting it in front of us. I'm going to call them about steering arms!
    Mark

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    Brians60s,

    If I had that kind of front axle strength, my tires would be so big that I'd probably have enough ground clearance to run bigfoot over and never drag a pumpkin.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Yea, that thing is all about bragging rights and people that probably have more money than they know what to do with.

    Never put a stupid move passed a stupid person.
     
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    Yep, good thing I don't have any money then!!!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Man, I was hoping I would be the first one to make a 14 bolt front!!!

    Oh well, It is kind of a stupid idea anyway, although it would be nice for when I go to tractor tires to not have to go 2.5 ton.

    Lift It, Lock It, LIVE IT!!!
     
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    The problem is what do you do with the axle shaft and u-joint strength if it still uses Dana 60 parts?
     
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    Would it be cheaper to go with a set of Rockwells instead?

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