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Rear axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trailblazer87, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. trailblazer87

    trailblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    Just found a pair of complete 14 bolt rear axles. They are both from mid-70's 1-tons, and 3.73 gears /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif for $169 apiece. Also found an '87 dana 70 rear with 4.10 gears. Which should I go for?
     
  2. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    dang!!!!!!!!! 14 bolts around here go for 900$ its insane. id go for the 14 bolt, thats my opionin tho.
     
  3. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Well, first you should cut off the spring mounts on the 14 bolts and weld on new ones in the right place for 1/2 ton blazers. Then, you should put one under your blazer, and then ship the other to me. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Honestly, I think the 14 bolts, even though they are one ton (and apparently not the gears you want), are a better find. The Dana 70 would also require modifications and parts are harder to find/more expensive.
     
  4. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Dude, if 14 bolts go for around $900 by you, you need to go elsewhere. That's downright rediculous - unless of course they are packed with new parts, have the right ratio, a detroit, and a purdy paint job.
     
  5. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    no way. it is the most common 1-ton piece on the planet.

    i call BS.

    I live in the gawd damn Bay Area, and they are between $175 and $400.
     
  6. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    At the junkayds where I live, if they asked $175 for a 14 bolt rear I'd be shocked.
    They are really plentiful and cheap here.
    -- Mike
     
  7. rockink5

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    You live in Madera, there has to be a Pic-N-Pull by you some where. Take a couple of hours and a buddy and go pull a 14bolt /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif. 95 bucks plus tax with no exchange /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  8. trailblazer87

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    This is at pick-a-part up in stockton. The one here in Madera is a little short on 4x4's. They have 1 blazer right now and a couple of trucks. The dana 70 is here.
    Those 14bFF are complete hub to hub.
     
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    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    Isn't the 70 a dually axle? If that is the case are you sure thats what you want? My 14 was out of a 3/4 ton 2wd. Changed the shock mounts and in it went.
     
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    i *think* you can get better gears with the D70. like 5.13 that they have for the D60's. i havent had much luck finding deep gears for my 14 bolt.
    ryan
     
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> The deepest gear made for the 14 bolt is 5.13. You can go to something like 7.17 on the D70. </font color>
     
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    If ya want a 14 bolt, just find one out of a 3/4 ton truck and it will bolt right in. As far as 900.00 for a 14 bolt in IL I think you have been talking to the wrong people! And yes the dana 70's can go alot lower. I'm currently building one with 5.86's welded up and disc brakes, its a single wheel out of an older dodge. Just have to make sure which one you get as there are several different 70's out there as far as spline count and lengths. But no matter what 70 you find you will have to move spring pads and shock brackets.
     
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    $900 FROM A JUNK YARD??!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    yea its bull [censored]. they wanted 600$ for a 10 bolt 6 lug axle for my truck, i just said [censored] that, but i found out my bud had a ol 79 12 bolt from a blazer, and it was all the right stuff i needed, and he gave me the matching front and rear axles for free /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif, fronts a 10 bolt tho, also 3.08, so i guess i have a spare, has everything rotor to rotor. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    I throw 10 bolts away!!! the prices you pay there suck!!!, I just got my 14 bolt for $135, if I ever go on a trip to your part of the country maybe I'll tow a trailer full of axles!!!, sell them 1/2 price, but 60's are pretty pricey, but I'm sure thats everywhere /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  16. Beast388

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    87sm465np208......you need to cross the mighty Mississippi into Iowa.....14 bolts go for about $100 around here. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     

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