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Dang my new 14 bolt FF is eavy....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 73K5Kid, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. 73K5Kid

    73K5Kid 1/2 ton status

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    A lot heavier than the 14SF I have in the blazer. Well after NateInChandler schooled me on 14 sf and 14 ff :confused: I now have a 14 ff I picked up for a 100 bucks with 4:10 gears. I pulled the cover and gears and bearings look good with no rust. :laugh: After watching nate the man help me with my 3/4 ton swap I am going to attemp the 14 ff swap myself. :doah:
     
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    Nice job! Yeah, I had to use the engine hoist to lift the darn thing out of the Blazer. Once you swap out those drums for some discs, it'll feel a hundred pounds lighter :waytogo:
     
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    Pussy. :D

    I hope I score as good as I did on the 14ff! :haha:
     
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    Nice job! Yeah, I had to use the engine hoist to lift the darn thing out of the Blazer. Once you swap out those drums for some discs, it'll feel a hundred pounds lighter :waytogo:

    Gonna be drums for awhile just not in the budget. :(
     
  6. blazinjimmy

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    .......

    wouldnt say it make a huge weight difference.....I found once you replace the drums with rotors, backing plate[kit], and calipers....well not a big diff.....but just my opinion.
     
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    So, is this just a stright bolt on situation or do things need to be "adjusted/cut/welded/brokenthenfixed/. Don't you need a conversion u-joint?

    I found one I was going to buy it 3.73 gears and it was $150.00
     
  8. blazinjimmy

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    I believe its a straight bolt on-if u buy a kit. I redrilled an existing 'front' backing plate...added a homemade spacer, and bolted on the 'front' calipers....works great. {'front'=from a chevy front axe}

    ?conversion u-joint?---am I missing something here?
     
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    14bolts (FF or SF) use a 1350 series ujoint, most half tons (pickups, subs, and blazers) wont have a 1350 joint on the shaft, so you have to buy a "conversion ujoint" which is a combination of 2 different sizes so that you can bolt your current driveshaft up to the axle. It has been covered MANY MANY times.

    see here:
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202079
     

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