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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2002, 11:37 PM
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14 Bolt Full Floater Questions\'s (Jason!)

Ok 14 Bolt guys I gotta question or two. Ok my K20 has the 14 Bolt FF rearend, but also as luck would have it has the G80 Gov-Loc. When (and if I ever) get my lift and swampers on it I want to add a detroit to the rear diff, but I remember hearing that if your cursed with the G80 then you have to have a whole new carrier? Is that true? There's no way the factory carrier could be used? Where would I find a carrier? I guess I'd have to hunt the junkyards huh? [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: 14 Bolt Full Floater Questions\'s (Jason!)

Yep, the G80 is a full carrier by itself...

For the detroit you need to find an open carrier (I think the carrier break is 4:10 and down and over 4:10...) and replace the side and spider gears with detroit unit.

Buying an open carrier shouldn't be very expensive considering you can pick up whole axle assemblies for 150.
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Re: 14 Bolt Full Floater Questions\'s (Jason!)

What are some good limited slip setups? I wanna be able to roast BOTH tires but not deal with a locker. SF 14 bolt application
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Re: 14 Bolt Full Floater Questions\'s (Jason!)

Yeah, but hey, you guys all talk bad about the G80, and it was been a little trooper for me[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. I've been going up off camber hills with one rear tire off the ground and it gives a nice steady pull. Of course, when I add 39.50's, that may change[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]. So yeah, I am getting a new carrier for 4.10 over gears and getting a detroit. I was quoted 1050 bucks for the guy to tear the whole rearend apart, replace every bearing and seal, clean it all out, put new carrier in, new detroit in, 5.13 gears and that includes the price of the carrier and detroit[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img].

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Re: 14 Bolt Full Floater Questions\'s (Jason!)

<font face="Comic Sans MS">IMO there is *NO* good L/S... Clutches to wear out, still never get a true balance of power distributed to both tires on the axle, etc... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Locker is superior, and I would *not* worry one bit about the few "quirks" a vehicle with a locker has. Especially in a fullsize and/or with fairly big tires... Just get the backlash set to the low side of the tolerance since the locker will (detroit anyhow) have a bit of lash built in... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

I have a pair of gov locks but am someday planning to fill them completely (100%) up with either lead or some other material that will not give much once it's set. Will make a bit of a spool. Not the greatest for on road performance but should do just fine anyhow, just have to watch tight turns on hard surfaces...</font>
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