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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rigez, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. rigez

    rigez Registered Member

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    Look what happened on my way home :eek1: :doah: . I thought the death wobble was bad. This one tops it. My blazer will be out of comission for a while maybe looking for a new toy....

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  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Slap in a new axle and get to wheeling.
     
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    SkysTheLimit 1/2 ton status

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    The curse of the semi float axle...

    That must have scared the bejesus out of you.
     
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    x2:wink1:
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    thats an easy fix. junkyards are full of 10 bolt axles.

    looks like an excuse to upgrade.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    14FF the rear and never worry about that again. Then again a friend had that happen on his d60 full float rear in a 76 f-250 but that was cause he way tightened the bearings.
     
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    chalet2506 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Something like that would have scared me last year. BUT now that I've been a bonafide CK5 member for a while, I'd say it looks more like a nice opportunity to upgrade and have a few cold beers.:waytogo:
     
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    I'm waiting for someone to pipe up with a "semi float axles ain't that bad!" comment....

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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well, its time for a 14boltFF.
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    I'm starting not to give a (expletive deleted ) . Lets tell everyone to go 14bff , whether they are wheeling or not :waytogo: .

    I will use everyones garbage and insure a decent supply of spare parts for myself ......at least until the 37's I shoulda went with get on my rig , and I want bigger than 37 a week later :wink1:
     
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    Obviously you dont need to be wheelin to break SF's.
     
  13. rigez

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    Actually its a 12 bolt, but at this point it doesn't matter. I really don't have money or time to throw at it right now. So more than likely I will end up donating it for a tax break or if some local CK5 member wants it for $500 its theirs. Crate motor that has some where around 10,000 + miles, edlebrock intake and carb, 4 inch lift, straight thru exhaust with cherry bombs.
     
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    i would swap the axles. you can get a rear for under $300
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    heck I have tons of spares I would donate if you were closer
     
  16. mrk5

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    Semi floating axles rock! :saweet:

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    Let's not forget the $150-200 for 8-lug wheels to fit the 15" tires.
     
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    the steel rims are like $10 each from a junkyard.
     
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    If you have a source for 15" 8-lug rims for $10 each, you need to go snag them and sell them here. You could make a killing.
     
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    check craigslist.org theres complete 14bffs on there for 99 bucks all the time in the bay area!
     
  20. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yes, 8 lug rims cost a little bit... but do they cost more than replacing busted axle parts? In this case it happened on-road. Thankfully nothing bad did happen, but seriously... someone could have been seriously injured, killed, had their car crushed or god knows what else. How much is that worth? You can get used steel wagon-wheel type rims pretty cheap. Craigslist or whatever... they ain't that spendy. Probably cost you less than a tank of gas. Is it THAT big of a deal?

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