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what years for the 14 bolt semi floater?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bad_bo_ti, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    what years were the 14 bolt sf 6 lug axles on, i am going to start calling junk yards tomorrow and need to know, its going on a 93 chevy 4x4 1/2 ton. and will i need a conversion u joint for this, and will spring perches line up? thanks, chris
     
  2. mrk5

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    My brother-in-law has one that came factory on his '91 Z71 1/2ton pickup.

    I would guess the perches will line up.

    There's probably someone that can give you better info, but hopefully this will get you started.
     
  3. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    i know a buddy of mine had one in a 88 3/4ton 4wd.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    they only came in the IFS rigs so the perches will line up. I am pretty certain 88-98 chevy's had them. Like noted some Z71 1/2 tons, some simply heavy duty 1500s(no idea what makes them so special, guess trailer package), and 2500 Light Duty rigs have the rears. My dad had 2 2500 LD rigs. an 89 and a 95 both had 6 lug 14 bolt semi floaters.
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    they only came in the IFS rigs

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    Nope, also came under some pre 88 trucks, and a lot came in 3/4 ton 4x4 burbs. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I meant the 6 lug Semi floaters /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif My 89 3/4 ton burb has a 8 lug semi floater 14 bolt. As does my 97 3/4 ton pickup. As did my 95 K2500 /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif.
     
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    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    thanks guys, do you know what ratio was in most of the newer ones? i have 3.42s in mine right now.
     
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    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    The sf14b that came in my 90 suburban came with 3.42 gears.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    The sf14b that came in my 90 suburban came with 3.42 gears.

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    same for my 89. but both of my dad's 6 lug ones were 3.73. My 97 is 3.73 and my 95 was 4.10. See in the 90s you could actually pick your gear ratio and it made a difference, nowadays if you want to buy a new rig with 3.73 gears they look at you like you are psycho and tell you it will cost you a couple grand more cause you have to special order it /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Actually, no. You can order a new truck with a number of gear ratios at no additional charge.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    yeah but its cheaper if you take the truck already sitting on their lot and go out to a chevy dealer. You will find like 75% 4.10 gears at the least I bet.
     
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    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    just called a couple bone yards today and they want 650-675 for one /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    I'd say semi-floaters are probably worth like $200.00 unless they *REALLY* don't have to be freshened up? /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     

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