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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steedalx, Jan 21, 2004.
Is the only difference between a 3/4 ton and 1 ton 14 bolt rear the size of the drums?
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).
Difference is in the spring pad location and shock mounts. 3/4 ton is a direct bolt in for a half ton chassis.
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.
1 ton has shock mounts on the inside of the frame....
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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