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HELP! ive got money and dont know what to do!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jonny-K5, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    so here is the deal, ive got some insurance settlement money, and my rear 10 bolt is clunking when i put it in gear so i need to have some work done to it. so what should i do? my options are:

    1)re-gear both 10 bolts to either 4.10 or 4.56

    2)install the 4.10 14bff that i have in the back yard (needs new perches, spring mounts,spring plates and u-bolts) and re gear the front to match, machine the rear hubs and run 6 to 8 adapters to keep my rims and tires.

    i cant decide which way to go, everyone always says dont spend any money on 10bolts, but the 14bff seems overkill for me now. im running 33's. maybe 35's in the distant future but i doubt it, i dont want to lift any higher and i dont want to cut the fenders, the truck is too cherry. if i do go with the 14b then im stuck with the 4.10 and im not sure if i'd rather have 4.56.i've looked at the gear tables alot and still cant decide. i have a 700r4 and like to cruise around 70-75.

    what would you guys do? sorry for the long post!
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Go with the 14 bolt full floater, swap the front over to 8 lug, and get yourself some 8 lug 15" rims.
     
  3. stump_puller

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I agree that would the best. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Hossbaby50

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    #2.

    Better to have overkill then underkill. I spent $1000 to rebuild my 10 bolt rear. I only spent $900 when I did my 14bff swap.

    There was a little extra money for the rims and the front conversion, but you don't have to with the adapter for the 14bff.
     
  5. bigtruck87

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    ummmmmmm......don't know what to do with your money huh, well you could always give it to me.
     
  6. Jonny-K5

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    i do know i want to spend it on myself!
     
  7. great scott

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    I am a beleiver that any time you can go big, you should go big! It never hurts to have to much beef.
     
  8. jekbrown

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    ff14b all the way, if you have to use the 10b up front for now, thats ok... its not really that bad of an axle. In the rear though, it makes much more sense to go with the ff14b.

    j
     
  9. bigtruck87

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    ok well if you have to spend it on yourself and not me. its always better to go overkill rather then too small.
     
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    You should invest it in a retirement fund so you can retire earlier.
     
  12. mrbill

    mrbill 1/2 ton status

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    Right on - the $$'s I put away as in my 20's has let me retire at 47. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     

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