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post #16 of 22 Old 10-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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78/79 Bronco and F150 Dana 44's have cast chunks and you should avoid them unless you plan to run the Ford radius arm suspension.


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post #17 of 22 Old 10-31-2012, 02:58 PM
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Check out late model Super Duty trucks. The Sterling 10.25/10.5 is comparable to the 14B without the low hanging diff. And there is no shortage of F-250/350 trucks around...

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post #18 of 22 Old 11-01-2012, 02:55 PM
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The Sterling 10.25/10.5 is comparable to the 14B without the low hanging diff. And there is no shortage of F-250/350 trucks around...
to me, the 14 bolt is superior because it has:
double shear pinion
stronger 2 piece carrier
easier gear setup
easy to install pinion guard (necessary for a LP housing that has a crush sleeve)

i don't have hard numbers, but i'd be surprised if it has any more clearance than a 14b that was shaved for a Barnes4wd cover.

i will agree that the 10.25 and 14b are comparable in price. but the 10.5 with its dick brakes, usually runs for a little more.

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post #19 of 22 Old 11-02-2012, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are throwing out great ideas. I really appreciate it. My wife and I currently rent a house from a friend and are looking into buying a house soon. The Jeep will probably go on the back burner for a bit. But it gives me more time to research!

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post #20 of 22 Old 11-02-2012, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hey KingtheZJ,

I checked out the rear bumper you built. That thing looks great. I'm looking to do one for mine soon. I'm a certified welder and michinist by trade. That thing looks really clean. Good job for a first timer!! If you get a chance I posted a front bumper build in the "Fabrication shop"
It's the thread #15 from the top! Check it out!!

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post #21 of 22 Old 11-02-2012, 10:08 AM
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Take a look at this
http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-686...4-5-5x5-5.html
Then finish it off your self
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post #22 of 22 Old 11-02-2012, 10:27 AM
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Take a look at this
http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-686...4-5-5x5-5.html
Then finish it off your self
Ron
and spend 3-4 times more than i will on a 14b?
no thanks

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