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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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14 bolt question

Hey guys I have a question about the GM 14 bolt. I'm looking into getting one on the cheap and was wondering if I shaved off the bottom two inches would I still be able to fit a detriot locker?

Also does shaving the axle weaken it in any way? Thanks.

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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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do you plan to shave it to the point of needing to weld in a plate? depending on how high you go, you may need to reduce the size of the ring gear.

google search "14 bolt shave" there is a ton of info on this.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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This is a picture of the 14b I'm working on. It had the ballistic shave kit on it. The ring gear was turned down.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #4
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I planned to buy the ballistic shaving kit. Would you recommend it?
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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its nice, if you ever get it. they are not know for fast shipping and customer service. TMR also makes a shave kit. Barnes makes a nice cover that allows you to shave the housing down without having to weld in a plate. there is lots of good discussion about this on pirate.

to answer your original question, the Detroit on the 14b actually goes inside the carrier (much like an automatic locker does in a dana carrier). the carrier does not need to be shaved at all to clear the ballistic shave kit, only the ring gear.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #6
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Thank you for the information sir.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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no problem.
how much are you paying for the axle? stock with drums should be about 150
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Unread 11-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
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I'm picking up mine Saturday for one hundred. He said it sat outside for a year or two but the cover has never been off of it. Is there anything in particular I should look for to make sure it isn't a piece of scrap?
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Unread 11-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #9
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i'd pop the cover and check the gear if you plan to use them. other than that they are pretty indestructible.
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Unread 11-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #10
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I'm going to regear so it shouldn't be an issue.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #11
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Here is the picture of the axle I picked up. The drivers side is seized up right now.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 03:52 PM   #12
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Nice looking rear you got there, what are the plans for the front?

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That thing is a beast, hope you go 40s to get clearance for that beast
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Unread 11-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #14
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what are the plans for the front?
Once I get the money I'm going to a Junkyard or CL and I'm going to start looking for a 78-79 ford dana 60.

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hope you go 40s to get clearance for that beast
My friend gave me 2 37" Iroks for free so I ordered 2 more boggers in the same size. Later on Once I get a better flow of income and a more built rig I'll run the 40's If I can fit them on the lift I'm going to order hopefully soon.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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Truly jealous, around here Dana 30's fetch twice what you paid for a real axle.

I just traded a disco 30 for another ford 9. I can't believe the prices in other places. All out junkyards have gone up also. Runs a couple hundred for a junkyard axle also. Never have good stuff either. I wish I could trip over a 14b at the yard.


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