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Finally got my new 14FF installed, but I have a wierd????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MudbogAD, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    The install went great. Everything went as planned and it drives perfect.

    Heres the weird question/discovery.

    I got my 14ff out of a 1980 C20 work truck. Well, when I put my tires on, I noticed my rear tires were the same width as the front /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. This axle is 3" wider than the other 14ff's. I thought this was only on van 14ff's.

    Do you guys know anything about this?

    -Adam
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    If you haven't converted the front to 8 lug yet the width should be close. Converting the front will add about 2" of width though.

    WMS to WMS for a 14 out of a 3/4 ton is 67", 8 lug front is 69.5".

    Rene
     
  3. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    Did you move your shock mounts up? The 2wd 14FF had the shock mounts hanging 2" longer then on the 4wd. You might run into issues of your shocks fully extending before they should. Just a thought.
     
  4. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    So the 3/4 ton 14ff is wider than my previous 12b? I didn't realize that the 8lug 10b was different than the 6lug 10b. That still works out for me though. Thanks for clarifying that because I didn't know. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I did run into problems with my shocks. I couldn't even hook my drivers rear shock up because the mount was too far under the axle tube /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif. I've already got this delema solved. Im installing my shock relocation kit from Jeremy next week.

    Here is some pics
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    This pic is a little dark but you can see my shock missing.
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    My new 15x10 8lug Bart Supertrucker wheels.
     
  5. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    also the VAN 14FF is 3" wider and gives an even track, i love it , mine is from a 1 ton van and i have no rears sucked in /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Holy crap, dude! What'd you use, about 3 bottles of armor-all per tire? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I haven't seen such a shiny tire since my subscription to Off-Road magazine expired. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif</font color>
     
  7. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    Looks real nice. I like that wide stance.
     
  8. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    I see you have my dilemma.....the "

    " Oh my gawd where do i routte my exhaust now and if i flex it Ill rip it out " dillemma. thats where mines been since i did my 1 ton and flip. not i have to finger out where to put it. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  9. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Bwahahahaaaa!!! When I looked at the pics I was thinking there must be about a quart of Armor All on that tire! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif I quit using that stuff on tires years ago. It's just a dirt magnet. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Tire foam cleans the tires up nicely without leaving 'em with that greasy look. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    how much were the wheels? i like those but i think maybe in black for mine.

    nathan
     
  11. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    " Oh my gawd where do i routte my exhaust now and if i flex it Ill rip it out "

    [/ QUOTE ] actually adam is about to get an echobit flip and that will put the spring under the exhaust and out of the way. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  12. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    Nope, All I used was 1 1/2 cans of the Son of a Gun tire foam. It's probably so shiny because of the fact that my tires are still pretty new(bought them in August). My wheels were $98.99 a piece. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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