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differences in 14 bolt FF

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XHitman396, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. XHitman396

    XHitman396 1/2 ton status

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    are there any variations in these axles between the 3/4 ton and 1-ton, or any year or anything, what is a decent price for them? do gear swaps cost about as much as a 10-bolt? thanks...
     
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    1 tons have wider brakes and the spring pads and shock mounts in other locations. The dimensions other than that are the same.

    Gear swaps are slightly more expensive due to larger bearings and a much larger ring and pinion set. That said, it's much less labor intensive to set gears up in a 14 bolt.
     
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    so paying for labor and everything for the swap, does it level out to the price of a 10-bolt swap ya rekn? bout $300 give or take?
     
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    Paying someone to swap an axle housing? Why wouldn't you just bolt the new housing in and take it to a shop?

    I would imagine a shop gets in the neighborhood of 6-8 hours to set up a ring and pinion set anyway, so no, I don't think that the fact that it's a 14 bolt is going to reduce the price.
     

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