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Anyone interested in full-float kits

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CK5, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Anyone interested in full-float kits for 1970-91 10 and 12 bolt applications? $859.00 (Not a Warn product)
     
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    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    What parts does that include (brakes, drive flanges/hubs, etc.)?
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Gotcha. Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    it even looks expensive...
     
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    Anyone interested in full-float kits for 1970-91 10 and 12 bolt applications? $859.00

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    I was...but for $900 I might as well go to 8 lug. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    I love my rims,and want to stick with them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    at that price it would be a tough sell.

    you can get rear axles for a few hundred bucks that are stronger that whay you have now.

    Hell, Rear Rockwells are had for $250-400
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Most things over 20.00 are a tough sell /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif I think something like this would be for someone who has a 4" lift maybe 35" tires and just doesn't want to mess with changing gears and axles and rims etc. just wants a quick light weight fix to get a stronger axle. These are also available for Ford, Dodge, AMC and Jeep.
     
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    I guess there could be a market for that kit even at that price. It would be ideal for a pre-runner type truck trying to keep unsprung weight down, or guys with spendy 6 lug aluminum wheels they're very attached to/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    OTOH, my ex-M1008 14 bolt FF with 4.56's and Detroit cost me less than half the price of that kit.

    Rene
     
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    A few questions: 1: Who makes the kit? 2: Will disk brakes fit over the hub or does the kit have some kind of option for using disk brakes? 3: Is there any kind of warranty on the axleshafts? I was pretty bummed out when I heard that warn had discontinued the 10/12 FF kit
     
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    but alot of the pre-runners are Ford guys using the TTB set up. saw a TTB Ranger on my way home. really trick! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    The rear end of choice of the desert guys (from what very little i have seen) is the ford 9" with its easy centersection swaps.

    Dunno. you can sell anything, but how many is the question /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Steve,
    Is this kit modified 14BFF parts? Looks to me like is is.
    Does this kit add any to the width of the standard 10/12s?
     
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    For me Yes I would go for it, Right now I don't see the need for a 14bff and a D60 even the out of pocket after I sell my stuff which both have ARB's in would be about the same in the long run. Hard part would be to sell the wife.

    Eric
     
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    Put me down for that! In January! I want it bad! 9 bills?Maybe less, I am serious! Steve I will buy a kit for that price in January! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Bill
     
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    For what its worth, I would be interested, if I could afford it. However, unfortunatley, saving for school, has all but ended my quest to build a better blazer at least for now. I have no clue when , if ever that i will be able at afford to start spending money on my truck again. However, as you mention, this would be a great thing for someone like me. I am running a 4 inch lift with 35s. I have a 28 spline 10 bolt front with warn premium hubs, and I have a 30 spline rear 10 bolt with an Eaton Limited slip. The full floater kit would be just what i need to to beff up that rear axle a little more.
    Ike
     
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    Wasn't the Warn kits a little cheaper? I would be interested, but I would also would want the peace of mind that I could slap that on, run down to the east side of Stoddard Mountain and have the kit stand up to running through the 3 foot whoops behind mongo HP and 5000 pounds of truck beating it like yesterday's egg whites. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif For that kind of money, I could find me a 60, do some trussing and be done with it.

    Is it a 28 or 30 spline kit?
    Are the axles gun-drilled?
    What are the axles made out of?

    And if the maker of record needs some guinea pigs, I've got a couple 10 bolts and 12 bolt that would gladly accomadate that kit /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Does it do anything to correct the narrow track of the rear end?
     
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    I HAVE A WARN FULL FLOAT, BUT IT DOESNT RESEMBLE THIS. THE FLANGES ON THE WARN ARE CNCed. THESE LOOK TO BE WELDED. THE WARN CAME WITH HUBS FOR THE BACK AT THIS PRICE.
     
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    GRIM

    DOES NOTHING TO CORRECT THE THE NARROW IN THE WARN VERSION. ALTHOUGH THE WARN HAD DISC BRAKE SETUP THAT USED THE 79 AND CAD REARS. THESE HAVE THE THE PARKING BRAKE AT THE TOP AND NOT ON THE BOTTOM LIKE THE 75 VERSION.
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thank's for all the questions, I will check back here tomorrow before I call the vendor to get as much info as possable, just thought some of you might like another option. I do have a little more info though:

    4140 alloy steel hubs and spindles, and 1541 alloy steel axle shafts, this kit is a rear differential’s ultimate upgrade.
    The concept is basically the same as what you’d find on any one-ton rear. The spindles are mounted to the rear housing, and the hubs ride on the spindles with inner and outer bearings. The axle shafts are then bolted to the hubs, where their only job is to deliver torque. Meanwhile the spindles and hubs carry all the weight of the vehicle. You could actually snap both rear axle shafts, and still drive home with your front diff.

    Some of there marketing info:
    Made in the good old U.S.A. with CNC technology, this kit is the best way to get rid of those weak C-clip axle shafts or those even weaker two-piece axle shafts. This kit is not only available for most GM, Ford, Dodge, Jeep, and International rear diff’s, but is also available for many custom-built rear diff’s as well. Patent pending
     

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