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Axle Q (Alloy shafts)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ChevyCaGal, Jul 21, 2001.

  1. ChevyCaGal

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    Ok.... I'm trying to scrape up the cash to buy the axles Matt (babyblue) has up for sale.... it's a front 10b and rear 14b sf.... both have 4.10 gears, detriot in the rear w/ disc brakes, air locker up front, new ball and u joints... just a good set up... I am wanting to put some alloy shafts in the axle up front (the 10b) for added strength... I'm not planning on being insane and hitting the Rubicon and flying through it with these axles. But some extra strength would be nice... are these shafts worth it? Do they really even add much, or am I better off buying a few cheaper shafts and just replacing them when they break? Thanks! [​IMG]

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    I think that question would be best left for Stephen to answer. He sells them thru his shop. Also, Warn has them too.

    I can't tell you anything about these shafts because I have never tried them. But they do sound like a good and wise investment to upgrade the front axles.

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    I think they are quite a bit stronger from what Ive heard.Ive also heard that if you break a front u joint the ears where the joint goes doesnt get deformed and ruin the axle.The front u joint I busted on the mini Rubicon ruined both the inner and outer axle so I cant just put in a new joint.I think I gonna buy an alloy axle to replace the one I broke so I can give back the one that Steve let me use.

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    Where did he get disc brakes for a 14 SF? Is it 6 lug?

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Yes it is 6 lug. He said it was out of a Z-71 but I don't think it came with the rear disc.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    I have a chrome molly inner longshaft in my Dana 44. I broke the u-joint and the outher stub ears. The inner shaft was not even marked. It was well worth it. I have been through many of the replacement stock shafts.

    73 3/4 ton Chevy. 383 stroker, TH350, NP 205, 14bolt FF(Detroit), Dana 44(limited Slip), 6in. lift, 36x 14.5 super swampers
     
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    Does it have e-brakes on the disks? That seems to be a spendy addition....

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    TSM sells disc brakes for the 14SF rears, but you would have to get them in the 88 and newer kits.

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    Yeah, the fact that it's 6 lug explains it. Many people make a disc conversion for the 6 lug axles but not for the 8 lug semi floaters.

    20% of Z71 Extended cabs have 14 bolt SFs. LD 3/4 tons have the 6 lug version as well. So do most HD 3/4 tons of the 88-98 bodystyle. New HDs use a bigger, different rearend.

    Tim
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