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aam 14 bolt front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by VirginiaBulldog, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. VirginiaBulldog

    VirginiaBulldog Registered Member

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    I just read the new petersens off road article about the new aam 14 bolt axles. As usual they only seem to half report on them. anybody got some info on them. anyone have them. can they work on a k5? TIA
     
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    I would think that they would be a drivers side drop since they are new, also they would probably be set up to use coils. Though its not like they couldnt be modified to do anything you really want /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I would think you would just want to stick to the center section and use the tube assembly on out for your rig. Then again if you want a 14FF just breeze Wagoneermachinehsop.com
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i read that this morning myself.i might just go by the plant, it's only about 1/2 hour ride and see if they have anything that they scrap. some plants will let you have it or sell it cheap.did you also read that the ford super-duty rear is made by visteon. it even says on the manufactuers sheet sterling. they said that's the name of the plant. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  4. VirginiaBulldog

    VirginiaBulldog Registered Member

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    those sneeky ford devils /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    is it a '14 bolt' or a new aam axle?
    calling everything they make '14 bolt' is gonna get confusing fast as we already have 2 '14 bolt's
    they are making a front axle for Dodge to replace the dana60 thing they were using
     
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    The one i saw under a dodge looked identical to a 14sf in the front.
     
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    That is my understanding, that it is basically a 14 bolt semifloater rear axle with some slight changes, plus of course steering knuckles.
    -- Mike
     
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    The front is actually a solid-axle version of the IFS front used in GM products. It has a 9.25" reverse-spiral gearset and uses 33-spline axles. My guess is they use a disconnect system rather than locking hubs /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Wouldn't it have to be a full floater since it's a front axle instead of just a modifed semi-floater... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    The said no CAD, they also said no locking hubs, so I guess one of us need to stop by the Dodge dealer.
     
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    They are using the ring gear size for a model # 925, 1050, 1150...
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    The said no CAD, they also said no locking hubs, so I guess one of us need to stop by the Dodge dealer.

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    AAM says electric or vacuum disconnect on their web site /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I guess full-time is always a possibility /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    http://www.aam.com/technology/tech_prod_dl_frontaxle925.html
     
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    As mentioned, calling them "14-bolts" is pretty misleading. The front axle is probably close in strength to the Dana 60 though is does have smaller in shafts and a slightly smaller ring gear. Dodge does not have any locking hubs or axle disconnect on the axle, just like they have been using on the Jeeps for years now (TJ's have never had CAD either). And yes, the fronts axles are set up for coil springs/ link setup and has a driver's side drop.

    Even if they could be easily adapted to Blazers, I doubt you will be finding very many of them in the junkyards anytime soon or for a reasonable price.
     
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    Wouldn't it have to be a full floater

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    Yep
     

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