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Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

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    Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle


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    Did anyone watch Extreme 4x4 this week where they started to build the scrambler. They used a 14 B FF front and rear. They converted the 14 B to a front axle somehow, I missed most of it to the end. How did they do it, anyone know where the a write up on it. I cant use the search on Pirate so i cant find anything out about it.

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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    Case High clearance I believe is the company that builds the all of the necessary hardware for the conversion.

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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    is it worth it though?
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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    14 bolts are a pretty stout axle, the only thing that could be an issue would be the pinion angle.

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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    I tivo'd it but havent watched it yet... Interested to see this...
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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    and a D60 isn't stout?
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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    Quote Originally Posted by LPG PWRD
    and a D60 isn't stout?
    but the 14 bolt is a 10.5 ring gear
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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    you can get a 60 and rebuild it cheaper than doing that to a 14 bolt but it is still a cool idea. only bad things i can think of is major loss of clearance and you would be driving with the coast side of the gears while going forward so gear strength would be somewhat less.
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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigo432
    14 bolts are a pretty stout axle, the only thing that could be an issue would be the pinion angle.
    since they dont have Cs on them, you can weld them in any position you want. pinion angle is the easiest of issues to address when tackling a project like this.
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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    Yeah, i just thought it was interesting. I have no plans on doing it just wanted to know how they did it

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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    Quote Originally Posted by LPG PWRD
    and a D60 isn't stout?
    I know a D60 is stout, but a 14 bolt is a little stronger, but i dont know after doing all this work if it still going to be as strong. I was more curious as to how they did it and where they got all the parts to do it.

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    Re: Exteme 4x4 14 Bolt FF Front Axle

    The bonus is the 14 bolt cnetersection strength. The downside is the lack of clearance unless you turn down the ring OD and shave it pretty heavily.

    Once you go to Longs in a 60 the ring and pinion become the weak link. It would get annoying breaking 60 pinions more than once. A 70 centersection would be more fitting IMO though, a 14FF housing up front just looks wrong

    There's nothing weaker about building a hybrid axle than a stock unit, aside form the inherent strength of the parts your using. It's not like the factory doesn't press fit and weld the inner C's to a turned tube. The biggest issue is the cut splines in the custom inner shafts instead of the rolled style that require a much more expensive tool than a special fly cutter and a small scale manual or CNC mill.


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