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14 Bolt rear axle build.
August 17, 2013
12:53 am
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huck271
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I am planning on putting a 14 bolt in the rear of my JK. I am slowly gathering the needed parts watching craigslist and such looking for the perfect 14 bolt donor axle.

So far I have the following:

Control Arm/ Trackbar Brackets - Ruff Stuff
ARB Locker - EBAY (Brown Santa deliverd it today!) Saved about $400 dollars and its new!

Needed:
donor axle
Diff Cover/Shave Kit??
Disc Brake Conversion Kit
Hubs with 5x5.5 bolt pattern or new rims with 8 lug pattern.
Bearing Kit
5.38 Gears

Not in a great rush, but would like to have it by MOAB next year.

Huck





August 17, 2013
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Thank you EBAY! The ARB was going to be the last thing I picked up but I couldn't pass up the price.

Huck

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August 17, 2013
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Why 5on 5.5? You are 8 lug.

August 17, 2013
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http://www.solidaxle.com/ProductCart/pc ... ategory=11

Solid axle industries has them for $400

August 17, 2013
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I'm actually 5 x 5.5 currently so there are two options.

Option 1: I get the SolidAxle hub that converts to 5 x 5.5. The challenge in doing this is retaining an emergency brake setup.

Option 2: I switch to 8 lug. This would be the easiest but the most costly as I would need to get new rims. It would also cause my front and rear rims to be different patterns unless I convert my front axle to 8 lug as well.

Option 1 is much cheaper but Option 2 may be the best long term solution.

Huck





August 17, 2013
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Just use the solid hubs and use a ruff stuff disk brake bracket with the Eldorado calipers. Done.

August 17, 2013
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What about wheel adapters until you can do the conversion?

That's what I'm planning for my rear D44. My new front will be 8-lug. I have to wait a little longer to swap the rear.

I don't know much about them but these look interesting: Torq Axle.

August 17, 2013
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Well that's more than I had planned to spend on my rear! Do all the electronics work with that set up?

August 17, 2013
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"BKGM Jeepers" wrote: Well that's more than I had planned to spend on my rear! Do all the electronics work with that set up?

Yeah, those are pricey as a complete axle. Not sure about the electronics or if they just sell the housing for his application.

I'll be going D60 for my rear axle since I don't have a Hemi and 40s. mr-green

August 18, 2013
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Check out ruffstuff. They have a similar set up but in a high pinion.
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/cat ... SOLID14CAT

August 18, 2013
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Pretty sure all drop out Super 14's are low pinion. Mark

August 18, 2013
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"lj4x4" wrote: Check out ruffstuff. They have a similar set up but in a high pinion.
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/cat ... SOLID14CAT

Does it look like they build a complete set up that is electronics compliant. I like the clearance and would probably pay extra for the 1.5" and 100+lbs weight savings.

August 21, 2013
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Picked up a 14 Bolt today. Newer ribbed style. It has a locker (of sorts) already in it that I will be posting for sale shortly. Still need to decide if I'm staying 5 lug or switching to 8 lug.

Huck

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August 21, 2013
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Looks good! Please post up your progress!

August 21, 2013
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Congrats!

Semper Fi

August 28, 2013
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Did you find that the Dynatrac tone rings for 60/70 will work just by turning the ID out a tad for the 14 bolt?

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