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Gears in a 14bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by petryshyn, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. petryshyn

    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    I am just wondering what stock gears come in a 14 bolt axel, front a rear, and how hard would it be to swap it onto my 86 blazer.

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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    14 bolts are for the rear and gear ratio depends on what it comes out of. My van width came with 3.73 where most 3/4 tons and 1 tons came with either 4.11 or 4.56 gear ratios. Not sure about doing the swap, I have a set of gears and carrier from another 14 bolt that I will be taking to a shop and have them install for me.



    James
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Sorry about that, I thought about swapping gears. The swap of the axle is pretty simple, all you need is new ubolts and a conversion u joint for your drive shaft and voila, it is underneath you truck. Some years of the 14 bolts have different e-brake styles so watch out when you are purchasing them. Try to get one that will bolt right up to yor e-brake lines unles your planning to run rear disc brakes then whatever you want will work.

    I chose the van width axle due to it is 3" wider and will keep me from running spacers on the rear so I can have the same front/rear track width.


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