Nothing but the facts
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Holland mass USA
[quote=forbeer;5968558]i know nothing, nutta about chevy axles....
BUT axles in general...you can not put a rear axle on the front (unless someone makes gears that change rotation (i don't know if anyone makes them for chebby's).
for example, if you put a rear axle on the front without changing the gears the jeep will try to pull itself apart, or more correctly together. the axles will spin in the same direction towards the center of the jeep, i.e. the rear axle will spin towards the transfer case and the front axle will spin towards the transfer case until they ultimatly (theoretically) meet in the middle.
not true, the axle will still want to drive it self forward your just driving it on the coast side of the gears. any low pinion front hosing is the same as a low pinion rear housing it will still drive the rig in the direction you want. it just depends on the what side of the gear. drive side is the proper way to use the gears coast is were you loose stregnth in the R&P's.
now if you decide to flip the housing over then you will be driving backwards. dont get confused with a HP housing they opperate on the drive side of the gears when used in a front applacation ( driving forward ). when there used in a rear ( a HP 60 or HI9 ) you will drive forward yes but on the coast side, so agin the coast side is the weaker side.
to the OP the 14 bolt does not have any inner axle seals so you will need two things. 1, you will need to build custom inner seal retainers or 2, use the custom outer seal reatainers. now the 14 bolt will have a 3.5'' OD tube and a stcok dana 60 kingpin C is 3 1/8'' so you will need your C's opened up.
the front dana 70 from a kodiack trucks are nice but you need to get past the goofy lug pattern. the way i would do is the same as the 14 bolt is have the dana 60 outer C's opened up to take the 4'' OD tube. this way you can run stock SRW outers from the doner 60 axle.
just wondering why do you think you need a 14 bolt front, are you breaking 60 stuff?
1993 YJ 4.0 60 Front, Rear steer 60, bolth spooled, 5.38's, 700r/241 39.5 iroks and beating it like it owes me money.
And on the 8th day, God created the 14 bolt...
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