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Van 14b FF..

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by big pappa b, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Just curious if anyone is using them and if the extra length of the housing is giving u any problems?

    thanks
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I have one in my truck from a "P" series van, it's roughly the same width as my front end. I love it, it's never caused me any trouble.
     
  3. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    I havent had any problems with mine.
     
  4. thebigdaddyof2

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    I have one from a 1978 G30 GMC van.
    I like the look of the extra width.
     
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    CaveBlazin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I cant wait until I get mine installed I just bought one myself WOOOHOO
     
  6. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    I too was thinking about getting one of those.

    I have a question though. Do they bolt right in or is some welding involved to move pads or anything else?
     
  7. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I had to move both the pads and shock mounts on mine.
     
  8. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, pads and shock mounts......really very easy though.
     
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    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    Has any of you experienced problems with the brake system after doing this and what did you do with the parking brake? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Just my 2 cents Im gonna go disks its not to expensive and you might as well do it while you got them off.
     
  11. doc70sub

    doc70sub 1/2 ton status

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    Cave,
    Where did you get yours? Guess I can keep mine then huh.....
    Doc
     
  12. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    Just did the same disc brake swap.

    Dont run an e-brake yet....trying to fab up my own t-case e-brake.
     
  13. Strahan

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    Sweet. So this would eliminate the tucked in rear tire effect w/o having to use spacers then? That's the one thing I hate about my truck. The front tires come flush to the sides of the truck but the rears are an inch or so recessed. Irritates the hell outta me /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    yes a van rear fixes that.
     
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    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sweet. So this would eliminate the tucked in rear tire effect w/o having to use spacers then? That's the one thing I hate about my truck. The front tires come flush to the sides of the truck but the rears are an inch or so recessed. Irritates the hell outta me /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    The only thing you have to remember to check is if you have enough clearance to stuff the tires up.
    The way it is stock the tires stuff inside the wheel well.
    If you hacked enough or have enough lift where you don't have that problem, then go ahead, you also get a better track which is more stable.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  16. Lazydog

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    I called a guy who has a van to part out. He measured the rear he says has a 14 bolt FF rear. It measured at 56". Thats the same width as the 12 bolt I have in my Jimmy now. The front D44 in my truck measured 61". Is there more than one width of 14 bolt FF in vans? I was thinking that the guy was confused about the type of axle he has. Let me know. Thanks
     
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    What years did the vans have that 14ff?
     

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