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is there an axle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ijakers, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. ijakers

    ijakers Registered Member

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    is there a 14b rear axle that is the same width as the front axle that will just bolt on and still retain my 6 lug wheels? oh by the way, i have an 86 k5 with the stock 10 bolt rear. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    thanks Ike
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Not a bolt on one, no. Scroll down to the 14 bolt upgrade thread in the 73-91 forum, your question has been answered over the last couple days already.

    There are several options for staying 6 lug. I personally suggest just going 8 like the rest of us.
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    yes, you can use a 14 bolt semi float axle that is 6 lug, and found in later chevy's or if you find the 8 lug, you can always swap shafts and drums, or use the 14 bolt full float and get some 8 to 6 lug adapters; no as to it being the same width
     
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    The adapters can cure that problem though....
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    The Savana/Express 2500LD is a 6-lug 14SF as well... I bet its wider than the pickups.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    And none of those axles will "bolt in" to our trucks, so it doesn't matter.

    Nothing 6 lug will bolt in. You can get a bolt in 8 lug semi floater and convert it to 6 lug or use the adapters. But nothing that came 6 lug from the factory is going to have the right spring pads for our trucks.
     
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    why wont a 6 lug 14 SF bolt under a 42.5" spring pack truck ?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Because the 88-98 trucks that they come from use a different width.
     
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    ok, stupid question time what is the difference between semi floater and full floater? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Some of the suburbans in the 87 to 89 years used 6 lug 14sf's that will bolt right into our trucks.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Some of the suburbans in the 87 to 89 years used 6 lug 14sf's that will bolt right into our trucks.

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    If this is true, I've never seen or heard of one. Makes sense though.

    If that's true those would be the only 6 lug 14 bolts that will bolt in.

    (above poster)

    Everything is different between a full floating axle and a semi floater. The axle is of an entirely different design. With a semi floater, the tires are bolted to the axleshaft which supports the weight AND drives the tires.

    On a full floater, the tire is bolted to a hub which rides on a spindle which is bolted to the AXLE HOUSING itself which supports the weight, the axleshaft simply drives the tire.
     
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    would the axles from these subs be the same width as the front axles on the blazers?
     
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    Not exactly, but close enough.
     
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    Sounds like a hen's tooth... I've never seen/heard of 6-lug 14SF for an 81-91 Burb. Some people do swap the 6-lug shafts into the 3/4-ton (8-lug) housing.

    Actually GM didn't egt any smarter... the 92-00 Burbs never used a 6-lug 14SF either (although the one from a pickup does bolt in). Haven't had a close look at the 01-up models yet.
     
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    I think the ss454 2wd pick ups had the six lug/sf but never seen one just hearsay.. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I think the ss454 2wd pick ups had the six lug/sf but never seen one just hearsay.. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

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    Nice catch! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    The 454SS is a 14SF, but is 5-lug.
     
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    Hey Broussard, LA. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Local boy. Check out the southeast forum sometime.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    As long as mankind has existed, we have asked this timeless question.

    Personally, although I have never met "axle", it seems more logical that HE does exists than that he does not. This is called FAITH.
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    i have the 86 set up also and just to throw my 2 cents in i got a van width (same size as frount) 14ff 4.10 and a matching frount 10bolt from the junkyard for 300. great shape and with some modifications and a little money i can have a set of 8 lug axles in my truck ready to go. granted i lose the 6 lug but it is worth it and way cheaper than trying to regear and change the lug set on the axles. my say is just to keep the 10 bolts and upgrade to 8 lug if you are going to change the axles.the 10 bolt are pretty good for most intermidiate uses anyways.
     

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