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88+ 14BFF question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thezentree, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    tomorrow, im probably gonna run around to all the local junkyards and see if they have any 1988+ 14 bolt FFs lyin around. whats a good price to ask if the axle is in decent shape? ive heard that they shouldnt be more than say, $300 for an axle that would function with little to no maintenance.
     
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    $100-200.
     
  3. GMCLegacy

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    if you are going to stick with drum brakes i would try to remove a drum and inspect the condition of the drums and other parts. i was stupid once and spent a lot of money on shoes, spring kits, adjustor kits, wheel cylinders...etc and could have converted it to disc for the same price.
     
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    I just got another one for under 200 bucks, I got my last one for 200 bucks too, also dont wast time on redoing drum brakes, I did disk for aroound 250.00 I think if I recall /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    what are the main differances between a 88and newer and a 87 and older?
     
  6. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    spring perch width, shock mounts, some newer models had cooling fins on the under side of the diff, outboard drums, different pinion bearings, and I think the crush sleeve setup is different. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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