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Full floater 10bolt VS. 14bolt swap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84BIGBODY, Apr 13, 2000.

  1. 84BIGBODY

    84BIGBODY Registered Member

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    Please! I'm in a bind. I need suggestions/advice as to wether or not to put the Warn full floater kit in my 10bolt. Or should i just go ahead and swap to a 14bolt. I'm running a 6in. lift with 36x12.50s. To put up with four wheeling anytime I get a chance which would be best.Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Truckfan2

    Truckfan2 1/2 ton status

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    go 14 bolt. the 10 bolt had it's main problems in the damn carriers... not so much the axle shafts. definenitly the 14 bolt man, all the way!

    NEVER been stuck... *yet*
     
  3. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    With 36's, I'd have to say 14-bolt. The general consensus around here seems to say 33's are as big as you want to go w/a 10-bolt and still wheel it semi-hard. Of course if you're a b@lls-to-the-walls offroader, the 14 is a no-brainer.

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  4. 84BIGBODY

    84BIGBODY Registered Member

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    Thanks abunch!!!
     
  5. Kyle89K5

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    After talking with Stephen at ORD and Depdog, they both agree that a 12-bolt is plenty for 35" or so tires, depending on your right foot. Dep has been running a 12-bolt for a long time and loves it. The full float kit will definately beef what you got, but the carrier is still a little week. Going to a locker that will replace your carrier is a good upgrade. Personally, I'm torn. I've got the 14 sitting at my house, but I don't have the money to guy buy new wheels and tires and the stuff to convert my front to 8 lug. If cash is not a prob., and you got a little time, swaping over won't be a big deal. Just remember, unless you go with a semi float 14 w/ 6 lugs, your wheel and tire combo will need to be changed.

    Not much advice, just voicing my indecision too I guess.

    Kyle
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    Keep this in mind, the 10 bolt ff kit is 700$...
     
  7. 84BIGBODY

    84BIGBODY Registered Member

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    But you can find 15x10 8lug rims so that shouldn't be a big deal. I just hate to lose the ground clearance at the diff.
     

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