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6 lug 14 bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RedneckK5, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. RedneckK5

    RedneckK5 Registered Member

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    has anyone ever heard of a 6 lug 14 bolt rear end. i ran across a light duty 3/4 ton chevy with 6 lug wheels, is it a 14 bolt.
     
  2. carolina custom

    carolina custom 1/2 ton status

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    they were in the 88 and newer light 3/4 ton. they have a 9.5" ring gear and simi-floating shafts.
     
  3. RedneckK5

    RedneckK5 Registered Member

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    so it is a 14 bolt? would this be a direct swap to my 86 k5?
     
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> It is a semifloating 14 bolt, not a full floating one. The similarities between the FF and SF are... they both are called 14 bolts. None of the gut interchange between the two, and the FF is much stronger. Although the SF is still a whole lot stronger than the 10 bolt. You would have to change the spring pads and address and brake and u-joint incompatibilties, which it is likely to have. </font color>
     
  5. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    You'll have to cut and reweld the spring perches and get an hybrid u-joint from Jess at High Angle for the drive shaft. I believe it's 1310/1350.... I was gonna do this. Even bought one but I changed my mind for what I plan to do with my truck. They are plenty stong but the c-clips kinda suck. I'd suggest swapping over to disc brakes. You'll stop better and if you ever bust a shaft it won't come shooting out, the rotor will stop it....! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  6. WakeBoard&4X4er

    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    you can make a 14 bolt FF in to 6 lug if you have the time and $$
     

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