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What is 14 bolt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by google, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. google

    google 1/2 ton status

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    Let's just do this in laymens terms. I've had a scout 800 with dana 44s that the scout people thought was cool, and now I have my blazer with 14bolt. What is 14 bolt in compairison to the dana 44s or dana 60s?
     
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    Since you're familiar with a D60, the 14 bolt is equivalant to a D70.
     
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    While nvrenuf is right let's look at this a different way...

    A Dana 60 has what 10 bolts holding the cover on?
    Well a 14 bolt has 14 holding the cover on (why it is named a 14 bolt).

    ((14-10)/10)*100=40% better then a dana 60 :whistle: :waytogo:
     
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    So being that I got the truck for 800 bucks, they rock!!??
     
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    14 bolts are actually really inexpensive due to the fact that they came in almost every 1 ton and 3/4 ton truck chevy has made. $800 for a truck is a good deal if it is running and in straight condition. The 14 bolt in the rear only adds to it. But if you look around, its not uncommon to find 14 bolts for $150. Its just super easy to make one fit in a blazer. But it is awesome that you have one because they are pretty much indestructable. There is basically no comparison to the d44. The 14 bolt is worlds stronger. A D60 is closer in beef, but still not as strong. You have to step up to a D70 to match it.
    -Harrison
     
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    Great, thanks. Now I think I get it a little better. I feel better about it now too. I am wondering how I got my 2000 dodge ram through all those trails without a problem concidering the small axels it had in compairison LOL. O'well, not my problem anymore. Thanks for the answers guys
     
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    What size tires are you running/plan to run?
    -Harrison
     
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    I got 33 12.50 AT tires on it. brand new. Would have gone bigger, but I didn't have the money available. Wish I could have taken the 36 in goodyear wrangler MT/R s off my dodge before the bank took it.
     
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    How can I find out what gearing it has? everyone talks about 4. whatever and 3. whatever. I know one is good for bigger tires. Other than that, I know nothing. Which gearing do I want for big/little tires?
     
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    The most accurate way to find out your gear ratio is to take off the rear diff cover and count the teeth on the ring ( circular gear) and divide that number by the # of teeth on the pinion (hooked up to the driveshaft).
     
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    Actually there are 2 different 14 bolts. One is a semi-floating and the better one is the full floating rear axle. Which one did you get?
     
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    Dunno! I bought it with it on there and I couldn't tell floating from broken
     
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    Do you have a hub inside of your lug nuts with bolts on it? If so, then you have a full floater, it's stronger than a semi-floater.
     
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    Looking at the pic of your blazer, its hard to tell if you've got a 14 bolt. The wheel size looks like a 15, and your running a 6-lug bolt pattern. Take some pics of the rear end and we'll let you know what it is.
     
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    dident the 90's 1/2 ton trucks get 6 lug 14 bolts in them? could be one of them.

    or maybe the po put adapters on
     
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    Where is the pic? I don't see one :dunno:
     
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