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1ton vs 3/4 ton 14 bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steedalx, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. steedalx

    steedalx 1/2 ton status

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    Is the only difference between a 3/4 ton and 1 ton 14 bolt rear the size of the drums?
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Spring perch location. One tons have the perches two inches narrower total (each perch needs to be moved one inch outwards to make it work in a 3/4 ton or vice-versa).
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    Difference is in the spring pad location and shock mounts. 3/4 ton is a direct bolt in for a half ton chassis.
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    3/4 ton uses 2.5" wide brakes
    1 ton uses 3.5" wide, quite a bit bigger

    If you're gonna use discs anyway you won't care.
     
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    1 ton has shock mounts on the inside of the frame....
     
  6. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I would take a 3/4 14BFF way before a 1 ton 14. Like mentioned above it is a direct bolt in besides the u-joint. I used a Neapco conversion u-joint because I think it is better quality than Napa joints. The Neapco part # is 2-1153. The only difference would be the brakes like Tim said but I know I wouldn't wan't the huge 3.5" drums over my HD 2.5" drums because they are heavier than the 2.5's and I already have problems with my rear drums locking up faster than my front disks because they are too big for the 1/2 ton proportioning valve. Hands down...find a 3/4 14BFF over a 1 Ton 14 in my book.
     

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