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Another 14boltFF ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jk5blazer, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. jk5blazer

    jk5blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Alright, I need new gears for the 14 bolt. The ones that are in it are 3.42's.
    That won't work for 37's. The ? I have is this. Do I need a different carrier for
    4.88 gears? Or just don't get the thick gears. And if so does anyone make a
    spool that will fit 4.88's or should I weld? Eather are o.k. with me. Thanks for the help.
     
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    I am not sure about the carrier, but I think you just need thick gears.

    For the spool, I am not aware of a full spool for the 14 bolt. Ouverson Engineering makes a mini-spool for the 14 bolt, and of course Detroits are cheap for these axles, and the ARB might show up some time in the future.
     
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    Don't get a new carrier, just use the thick gears. Thin gears for 14 bolts are scarce and very expensive.

    Yukon gear makes a full spool for the 14 bolt and I sell it.
     
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    Ive never seen a 14FF with 3.42's......what did it come out of??
     
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    An 80's year K30 van. Like I said the ring gear is 45 teeth and the pinion is 14 teeth. It didn't make any since to me eather. Thats why I posted. So you say I'll be good with the carrier I have just buy thick gears.
     
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    Hmmm, that would equate to a 3.21 gear ratio.....am I missing something?

    Is it an open carrier or Gov Lok limited slip?
     
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    Sounds like the same reaction I had. And its an open. But no worries I found that all I need to do is get the thick gears and that will solve my problem.
     
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    Good that its an open carrier at least........
     

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