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Which year 14-bolt to look for?? - Need help quick!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Brian 89KBlazer, Jan 23, 2001.

  1. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm shopping around for a 14bolt for my Blazer rebuild and got a price from Hicks 4x4 in Pomona of $1295 plus shipping (approx $150-$200) With the exchange on the Canadian dollar, plus duty plus taxes (15%), the axle will cost me over $2500 Canadian!!! For that much, I figure I got nothing to lose checking the price of a brand new one from the local dealerships. My question is this:

    What year axle am I looking for & from what makes? I know a 3/4 ton Suburban up to 1991 will be a good candidate, any other ones? I've got to cut off and reweld the spring pads and shock mounts anyway so will a 14-bolt from any year 3/4 ton or 1 ton do??

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    Brian
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  2. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    The GM's had the same frames from the 70's until 1991 (blazers & burbs), and up to 1988 in the pick up's. If you get a 14 out of those trucks, they should fit. I don't think you will have to reweld anything with that application.

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  3. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks Corey but I've GOT to reweld the spring pads and shock mounts anyway so what I'm wondering is could even a mid-late '90's axles fit?

    Thanks again
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  4. Blue85

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    Why do you have to reweld? You shouldn't need to for the axles that Corey mentioned...

    If you are already planning on rewelding, then you can put almost any axle in there that you want to (even a 9" [​IMG]), but be sure to check the width of the axle. You may want one that is a little wider than the original rear end, but you probably don't want to get it any wider than the original front end.

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  5. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks Blue

    I guess I haven't GOT to reweld, but I did want to remount my shocks similar to the way Depdog & Steve have and I want to fab heavy duty spring pads like Dep made for his axle which will also give me an inch of lift.

    So are you saying that any 14 bolt up to present year will be the same or has the 14 bolt changed through the '90's??

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  6. tRustyK5

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    Hey, Are you looking for a F.F. 14 bolt or a S.F. 14 bolt? Around here $2500 Canadian would get you 25 FF14 bolts [​IMG]
    Any 3/4 ton pick-up from '73 up to 87 or so will have one underneath it. If you're going to re-do the perches and shock mounts a 1 ton pick-up would be a good candidate too.
    The 2 WD pick-ups are good hunting grounds for a good 14 bolt, and the camper specials usually came with 4.10's.
    You should be able to find a good one for under $200, get your welding done, blasted and painted for a few dollars more and you can always do a ratio change after that. All for way less money.

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  7. Cavalry

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    Just remember to measure up what your looking at if you are yarding it. And dont rule out axles originally with dual wheels. A dually pickup axle will look pretty goofy on your K5, but a dumptruck or flatbed might be the ticket. If its still on the truck(and a dually) the right one will have the tires pretty close to the springs. The lugs are easy enough to change out. Single wheel 14bolts are pretty rare here while duallys are common. It opens up alot more posibilities.

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    I have a 14FF out of a one ton single rear wheel. It has 4.10 gears and the factory Gov-Lock. $300.00 takes it. It come out of an 84 K30.
     
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    If you pull the 14 bolt from a 3/4 ton, the spring perches will be the same as your 1/2 ton. If you pull it out of a 1-ton, you will have to relocate the spring perches. That's what Petersen's 4 Wheel & Offroad says.
     

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