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Weird 14 blot/D44 questions....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SchnorrCS, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. SchnorrCS

    SchnorrCS 1/2 ton status

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    I wanna run a 14 bolt rear/d44 front. I wanna run 15 inch 6 lug wheels. Or do you think it would be better to run 15 in 8 luggers? I'd rpefer 6 as that's what I've got. Will 15s even clear the drums on a 14ff? Thanks for the help fellas.

    cS
     
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    SchnorrCS 1/2 ton status

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    Nobody?
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    14sf or 14ff?

    14sf=6 lug
    14ff=8 lug

    Yeah 15's will clear the 14 but the d44 will require some :grind: to get them to fit...depends on the back spacing as to how much.
    I'm doing this setup right now.

    -Avery
     
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    If you run under 3" of backspacing, you can run 15" wheels on 8 lug d44/10b stuff.
     
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    I'm running 2 3/4" backspacing so when I get the front finished, there shouldn't be very much I have to do to get them to fit. 15's clear the 14bff w/ drums fine.

    John
     
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    if u keep ur 10b 6 lug and get 6lug adaptors/spacers then u can run 6 luggers on the 14bff
     
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    You could also weld fill the lug stud holes and redrill to 6 on 5.5 and be done with it. I think willyswanter did this on a set of hubs (not for his rig)

    Ira
     
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    Not all 14sf are 6-lug many are 8-lug
     
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    The 14SF is ALL 8 Lug until the new body style in 88'.

    Also 8-6 lug adapters don't exist.
     
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    Fixed it for ya TonyP used to make them specifically for this dilema:D .

    Ira
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You can still get them. Not worth it since new rims are so cheap but if you want you can still find guys that have them.

    -Avery
     
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    My dana 44 is alrerady 6 lug. How can I make my 14 ff 6 lug? I haven't heard of anybody doing this yet. I'm getting ready to run 38s and I wanna keep my rims the same.
    Best bet is kinda looking like selling the six lug rims and getting new 15 inch 8 luggers. What a pain in the ass. Maybe I'll just run it on the 44 and 12 bolt till she blows!
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You could do that...or like we have said you can get some adapters...just going to have to search for them. I think I saw some on Pirate the other day and I know there is a guy on www.gmfullsize.com that used to make them...for the right $$$ I'm sure he would make you a set.

    Something to think about though is that your 1/2 ton 10b vs. a 3/4-1 ton 14ff is a width difference. So if you run a 1/2 ton front and a 3/4 or 1 ton rear the rear axle will be 2" wider so if you run the same rims the rear will stick out farther because it needs a different back spacing.

    -Avery
     
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    actually they wind up about the same width... our trucks are setup to be narrower in the back...
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    hmm thats news to me...

    -A
     
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    Yep all GM rear axles are 3" narrower than their counterpart front axle:D. Same is true even for the duallies.

    Ira
     
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    wait...not to hijack but then why can we run the same back spacing on the rims front to rear and they stick out the same amount?

    -Avery
     
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    They dont.

    Drive in damp dirt in a straight line and you will see the rear tire tracks slightly inside the front tire tracks. There are several theories as to why GM did this but the general concensus is it makes the turning radius smaller.

    Ira
     
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    Oh, cool.

    Thanks

    -Avery
     

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