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swapping a detriot in place of a gov loc.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I'm getting a van 14ff for the jeep and want to swap my current detriot into it. I also want to change gear ratios as I do it. whats cheaper money wise.

    swap my current 14ff into the burb with the current detriot and 4.10s and just buy a new detriot and some 488's or 513s for the van width one? or swap everything around just to keep the current detriot in the jeep?
     
  2. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i thought u wanted to know something about a gov-lock detriot swap.... i am so confused??
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    does the van width 14 bolt have the gov lock? if so you can't put a detroit in it, you need an open carrier. I am confused too :confused:
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you will need a new carrier for the 14ff with the gov-lock to be able to put a detroit in it
     
  5. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    i wanna put a detriot in the gov loc'd van axel.
     
  6. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I did that with my Gov Lock axle. I yanked the carrier out of a donor axle and installed the detroit with my Ring gear on the new carrier. I haven't had any probs with 1200 miles on it so far.
     
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    Can you use any carrier for your gear range ie 4.10 and down (numerically) or does it need to be the same gear ratio? In other words can I use an open carrier that came out of axle with 3.73 gear ratio, for mine with a 4.10 ratio?

    Also, any difference between the newer and older styles? I have the later style 14 BFF with all the vanes on it?

    Thanks
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    no it dose not need to be the same ratio
     
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    Yes.


    Yes, there is a difference.
     
  10. mo

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    hey whats up shane.

    so I gotta find one from the newer style? that sucks. do you know if there is a difference in the detroit's also, or is it one size fits all?

    thanks in advance
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    detroit is a one fits all on 14ff
     
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    Hey Morgan. How's it been?

    What Shannon said. The lockers are the same. The difference is in the install kit. Different bearings, etc.
     
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    been good, busy, not enough time to screw with the truck...

    Cool, so basically I need a 2nd design install kit and carrier.
     

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