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Good deal on a 14bff?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    I found a guy that is willing to sell me a 14bff with 4.56 gears for $325? Is this a decent deal or should I look elsewhere? It is rebuilt and has new brakes on it...Let me know gang...

    Thanks a bunch...

    Chris

    Was that a speed bump? No, just a Rice Rocket </font color=red> <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/fortcollinsram>My 87 Blazer</a>
     
  2. outlaw612

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    Sounds a little high for around here, but with those gears Id pay that for it. I can buy them with 3.73's for as low as $100 but it would cost alot more to get the 4.56's.

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  3. pregate

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    man, ive been lookin for one as well.. not overly hard, but in the couple places ive talked to, they ever never called back with my specs quoted, or been extremely high (1500 etc)..

    its a bummer.. ill go junkyarding sooner or later

    1979 K5 Blazer
     
  4. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Well the guy that quoted me this is a guy that I was referred to by the 4wheel Parts employee I bought my tires from...he is a cool guy... Anybody in CO that wants his number PM me...


    Chris

    Was that a speed bump? No, just a Rice Rocket </font color=red> <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/fortcollinsram>My 87 Blazer</a>
     
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    I just called the junkyards around here and the average around here is about $425.00

    79 4x4 k5 stock
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    Subvert the accepted paradigm.
     
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    Take a good look at it and make sure it is really rebuilt. If it is, and 4.56's are what you want I'd say ya, it's a good deal [​IMG]

    "Out in Luckenbach Texas, there ain't nobody feelin no pain" Waylon Jennings 1937-2002

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    I would say for the 4.56 ratio, that is a good buy. The cheaper prices you keep hearing everybody saying that they got theirs for $100 or so, the MAJORITY of those rears have 3.73 or 4.10 gears.
    4.56 gears are a little harder to find, so, that price would be fair for it.
    Just make sure it's the 4.56 ratio. If you pop the cover off and find it to be a 4.10 ratio, you paid too much for the rear then. [​IMG]



    <font color=red>Only real men drive K30's!!!</font color=red> [​IMG]

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    If it has an open diff, 4.56s, and brand new brakes, I'd pay that for it.

    For a stock one out of a truck, I wouldn't pay a penny over $100 for it.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    depends on its condition I guess. Lots of peeps here on CK5 have got $100 ff14b and then rebuilt them themselves into perfect axles. On the other end of the spectrum, some professionally built ones cost mad cash ($1500? yikes!). Personally, I am in the middle of that spectrum... I got a new-in-crate 4.56 geared one for $700-ish. To each thier own I guess. I am not an axle pro...and a new...totally straight and wear-less axle was a good deal. =)

    J


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  10. Triaged

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    I got a D44 3/4 front and a 14FF rear both with 4.56 (stock GM gears) and shot brakes for $400 from k10Andy. 4.56 gears arn't easy to find so it would be worth it.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    Buy it Chris. If you need help moving it give me a call. I just picked up a 3.73 14bff for $200, but 4.56 gears are going to cost me another $200 so that axle is a good deal. I don't have anything to do this weekend. Let me know if you need any help.

    Harley

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    Hey Harley, you have PM

    Was that a speed bump? No, just a Rice Rocket </font color=red> <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/fortcollinsram>My 87 Blazer</a>
     

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