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Question about my 14b, that has 15inch rims on it

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84silverK5, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. 84silverK5

    84silverK5 Registered Member

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    we were swapping the running gear on my friends trucks, and i am getting the 14bolt out of one of them, when i was taking off the tire i noticed 15 inch rims, then i looked at the drums and they were a lot smaller then the other 14b we were putting back in, so i was wondering what that axle came out of, im pretty sure it is a FF it has that hub that the FF has the one that looks like you can lock and unlock it. thx
     
  2. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    1 tons and 3/4 tons have different size drums

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  3. 84silverK5

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    so is the one with 15inch rims weaker then one that comes with 16.5"s the Diff looks the same so i assume they have the same size ring gear
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    no, just different drums, they have the same size ring gear (10.50")

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    I don't think the a 14FF ever came from the factory with 8-lug 15" rims, at least I have never seen or heard of this. As already mentioned the only difference should be the diameter of the brake drums.
     
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    I was thinking that also, cause i dont think the factory would grind the calipers in the front to fit them like we do.

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    no no the rims are not factory, they are just some chrome steel wheels.,they coulda just had like 16s on it

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 84silverK5 on 12/13/01 12:13 PM.</FONT></P>
     

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