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Plans for 14FF?? Gear change...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Thumper, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Hey. A plan is formulating in my mind after reading a post about converting a 14FF to 6 lug. I guess this is possible and not too tough by the looks of Mudzers setup. If I do this, I can use the front D44 with the 6 lug spindle ends on it and keep my TruTrac and 4:56s. Now for the question: The 3/4T 14FF I have is (I believe) 4:10 ratio... do I have to change the carrier or anything to be able to swap to 4:56? My plan would be to swap in the 4:56s and weld it, then go with the disc brakes all with being able to run my 6 lug 15" wheels with my current 35s. Sound plausible? Any unforeseen problems?
    Thanks.

    Mike
     
  2. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Carrier break for the 14 bolt is at 4.10/4.56.
    You can either get a new carrier or buy a special 'thick' gear set.
    There is nothing wrong with using the thick gearset - you are not compromising strength in any way. But they are a little more $$.
    -- Mike
     

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