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What do you guys think of this deal?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by franco802, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. franco802

    franco802 1/2 ton status

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    Not sure but may be a guy some others had problems with, specifically poor quality parts, rusty, etc.
    The ad says the e-brake lines are cut. Sounds like salvage yard removal.
    I'd say way too expensive.
    I've heard as low as $100 for salvage yard 14ff.
     
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    id be more concerned about his feedback rating.
    I dont like where he says "actual unit may vary slightly from pictures". Also wonder why alot of them are blurry.
     
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    i just went back and read quite a few of his feedbacks. The only negative i saw was a buyer with only (1) feedback himself. It appears this guy deals in axles and probably wants to continue this so i doubt he will advertise false info. It's probably ok.

    my final 2 cents
     
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    No don't do, find one with a locker, do it right the first time.
     
  6. franco802

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    I will be lurking at the local wrecking yard in the next week or so. Man...I haven't been to the wrecking yards since I was building my old muscle cars. That was over 10 years ago!!
     
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    Wrecking yard is your best bet. You live in cali where 14 bolts are plentiful. I think I paid $150 for mine. Spend your money on gears, detroit, and disc brakes, not on a fresh spray paint job.
     
  8. franco802

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    Sounds like good advice.

    Now, I was going to look at trying to get a 14bff or 14bsf. Either of these should bolt right on to my K5, I think. What about Ebrake cables and hooking up the brake lines? Am I going to have a problem. Then there is the PITA 8 lug thing. I really want to keep my rallies.
     
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    Get the 14FF for the safety factor... if the axle shaft breaks, it will still stay in and keep you driving home. If 14sf axle shafts break, they'll slide out of the tubes just like a 10 bolt axle would. You really don't want that. I have a 14BFF in the garage waiting on lockers and new gears. I didn't want to buy new rims but it was a final decision, I had to upgrade to bigger axles and 8 lugs based on prior experience. Just my strongest advice to you, stay away from any type of semifloater axle...
     

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