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All You 14 Bolt Rear Enders

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    When you installed your 14 bolters, did you have to modify anything? Spring perches? Drive shafts? U joints? U bolts? Found one in a junk yard for 150.00. Guy told me it needed mods to fit into my blazer. I really have no idea. Toss this dumb ol' dawg a bone!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  2. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    if you have a 14B FF from a 3/4 ton then they are a direct bolt up (except for the ubolt's have to be wider to accomidate the axle), but if you are talking van or 1 ton then spring perchers and shock mounts have to be fitted.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  3. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    So I need to bring a smart stick and do some measuring then......... that means thinking and I don't like THAT!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  4. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    that means thinking and I don't like THAT!

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    LOL... yea, I'm sure everybody here can sympathize with that!

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  5. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    You may need to fiddle with the e-brake cables to get them to work. And you need a hybrid u-joint for the driveshaft. Like Solo said, the perches are different on 1 tons and vans. MEASURE THEM YOURSELF!!!!!!!! Don't take his word for it. He wants to get rid of the axle and will tell you anything to do it. Also check that the gear raio is the same as yours unless your redoing your front too. Let's see.......what else........oh yeah, if your gonna install a detroit in it now or later make sure it's an open diff. BTW I got mine in a Bone Yard for $95 including exchange.

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

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  6. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    Read Steve's axle swap article, it should clear some things up:
    http://coloradok5.com/gallery/K5Jungle
     
  7. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    150.00... it's worth buying then reselling to make a profit...
    But I got my 14 bolt in finally..
    Wes "thatk30guy" was kind enough to relocate the spring perches and move the shock mount's higher up the tubes..
    14 Bolt's are well worth their weight in gold..
    It's a win-win situation regardless... won't take much to make it fit..
    U-joint you'll need is Napa Part # 447
    I got a Neapco U-joint they cross referenced with the Napa part #...
    Good luck.

    I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. www.rocko.rockcrawler.com
     
  8. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    Depending on your lift you will need to cut and weld the perches to get a better driveshaft angle. The angle wasn't so bad with my 10 bolt but then I threw in the 14 and the Vibes started to hit.

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