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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 01:35 PM
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6 lug one ton axle?

I found this web page. Looks pretty interesting. You really think it's worth it, or just get a 3/4 14 semi floating?


just saw the price, 2g's and it's a semi-floating.
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Re: 6 lug one ton axle?

Someone on pirate4x4 is making 6 lug "adapters" (or outers or something) for 14bolt FF's
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Re: 6 lug one ton axle?

most people prefer the full float axles, never the less
its a totally rebuilt axle and with the labor involved i
think its a good price, i love seeing hybred axles weather
they make sense or not, i saw on one web site where they
took a ford nine inch and added dana 60 outers for a front
application, looked like it had very good ground clearance,
but it was very spendy making it unpractical, its nice
having different choices other than just stock,
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Re: 6 lug one ton axle?

It looks to me like a glorified 14SF. Nothing too rare. You can pick them up for $400 at just about any junkyard. You can build one at the stealership for $1300.

You can machine the hubs of a 14FF down to 4.125" and run 6 lug wheels on it. People make "adapters" to go from 8 lug to 6 lug but doesn't solve the problem that most aftermarket 6 lug wheels have a hole in the middle no bigger than 4.25". 14FFs have hubs 4.5" in diameter.
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Re: 6 lug one ton axle?

how do they keep the axle shafts in the axle housing? convert it to C-lip somehow? or what? Go find a 14bolt semi floater and bolt it right in.
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Re: 6 lug one ton axle?

If they use a Ford or older Olds bearing, they can use a retainer at the housing end. Same design that the c-clip eliminator is based upon. I saw the article in Peterson's 4WOR a few yrs ago. Don't remember exactly what they used for housing ends/bearings.
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