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Ford 10.25 full floating rear end

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mr.smartass, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. mr.smartass

    mr.smartass 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Well i just paid $20 bucks for one in fairly good condition, when i first saw it i thought it was a gm 14-bolt but i started counting and there were only 12... lol and the pinion gear says ford on it... i really don't know much about them i was just wondering if it's worth the time and money to rebuild, how expensive parts are (like a locker) and how hard would it be to bolt it under my '89 k5...
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    They are worth the money. They are almost as strong as a 14bff and they don't act as much like a land anchor like a 14bff. I would have no problem building one and installing it in my truck.

    Harley
     
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    mr.smartass 1 ton status Premium Member

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    anyone else think it's worth the time? I actually thought about just taking it to the scrap yard tomorrow with my other crap... but if gears and and parts aren't to bad i might keep it... anyone else got any in put? Does anyone run one?
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Keep it and use it. If you already have a 14BFF then scrap it or sell it to a friend that needs a good axle.
     
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    mr.smartass 1 ton status Premium Member

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    nope still got my 10-bolts... what about finding a matching front end, same ratio and everything... i've got the cover off but haven't checked the ratio yet, i'm just checking to make sure i'm not getting in over my head...
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Randy's ring and pinion doesn't list alot of sizes but there are some available.
     
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    the guy that owns sport truck usa here in MICH. uses ford axles in his truck. mostly cuz they are the same width. it was featured in offroed mag. the one 4wheel parts sends out.1-734-449-9448 is the # if you want to call.i'll see if i can find the pic.
     
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    its the white chevy,hopefully you can see it.
     
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    click on it i got the pic to enlarge.
     
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    i know i've got a bunch of dumb questions... but there's a difference between gm and ford 8 lug pattern right?
     
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    Yep, if it's from the 1999 and up trucks, which it more than likely is, it's a metric lug pattern and won't work with regular 8x6.5 wheels.
     
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    mr.smartass 1 ton status Premium Member

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    well they used the axles since like '83 and it doesn't look like it's out of a newer truck... where can i go to match some numbers up? But if it's older it could possibly be 8x6.5?
     
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    I agree that this axle is worth using.... Most people overlook it.

    There is a "trouble" version of it though...

    Seems like 92, 93 (or somewhere around there) and older used a pinion and yoke that had short engagement.... The fix was to swap in the newer pinion (which you'd do to re-gear it anyways...) and yoke.

    I have one of the good ones.... if you need, I can take some measurements and send you the #'s....

    Marv
     
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    yepper,inches= GM, MM = ford.:confused: i drove from detroit mich almost to penn because i screwed up.:doah: :D to exchange rims.
     
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    your are right sir on the year.cuz the rims off a 96 do not fit a 2000.
     
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    If it were newer, you'd know, wouldnt it have disc brakes? When did ford go to rear discs on the super dutys? Ehh who cares, lol.
     
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    Yes in 99 they changed the lug pattern and went to discs at the same time. These rears are super strong. I load the heck out of my F350 and have about 800 lb/ft. from the powerstroke.....with a little work on it.
     

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