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Old 07-06-2004, 09:11 AM
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Ok so today I slaved away for two hours, and nearly got killed (dude on the forklift dropped the truck on some wheels I stacked up, and a wheel shot out and knocked the breath out of me)
anyways i pulled a full floater 14 bolt, and this being the first axle I ever pulled, I screwed up.
It's a dually axle... and I couldn't tell until I got back to the shop... basically I'm wondering If it's possible to run that under mine (75 wag) and It fit, and be a little wider...
I figured that the way the hub was set up, It was wide enough...I guess not... any advice?
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:17 AM
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What's it measure WMS to WMS? Do the backing plates clear the springs?
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:19 AM
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46" roundabouts... the wag ain't runiin just yet and It's at the house, so I dunno
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:45 AM
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From flange to flange it's only 46"? I don't think you could make that work without welding in longer tubes and having custom axle shafts made by Currie or Moser or something...
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:23 AM
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Matt, he probably means that perch to perch is 46" and WMS to WMS is probably 70"+ but could be found on the Billavista 14 bolt bible on Pirate. I'm not at my home computer, so I don't have the link off hand.

Anyway, you can relocate the perches so that it'll bolt up under your Wag and then use a dually front axle with hummer rims for cheap legal bead locks. I have a dually Dana 60 front if you're interested and just up the road from Athens.

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Old 07-06-2004, 12:00 PM
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cut/grind backing plates off, convert to disc brakes, re-locate perches...peachy

check here for any info you might need to sling that dually axle under your rig...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...ble/index.html
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:06 PM
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the only bad part is that a dually 14 bolt is one wide bastage, and it will be nearly impossible to find a front axle wide enough to run up front.

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Old 07-06-2004, 12:11 PM
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Aren't all the 14 bolts the same, it is just the hubs that are different?
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:12 PM
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honestly, your best bet would be to take it back if possible... but that is most likely not an option if you got it at a yard. You need to find a SRW FF14 bolt instead.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:12 PM
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the only bad part is that a dually 14 bolt is one wide bastage, and it will be nearly impossible to find a front axle wide enough to run up front.
just have to adjust the BS on the front wheels
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:15 PM
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David,

Unfortunately, for 75wag401, they are not all the same. I believe only the C&C axles and the SRW have the same housings but different hubs. The van and DRW 14 bolts are different housing lengths.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:18 PM
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</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by rockcandy:
the only bad part is that a dually 14 bolt is one wide bastage, and it will be nearly impossible to find a front axle wide enough to run up front.
just have to adjust the BS on the front wheels</font>[/quote]and run different backspacing for rear rims?? That makes a spare fun, but you could try and go about it that way. That is a ~5" difference to make up though. It wouldn't be so bad if the wider axle was up front...
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:20 PM
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Thanks. I was told that all 14 bolts use the same axle shafts, therefore, only the hubs would be different. So far, this guy has not been very reliable.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:23 PM
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this axle is narrow... It's 46" from flange to flange, not spring perches tomorrow I'm takin it back and gettin a wider one
It looked fine to me but it is hella more narrow than a guys that I work with on his 89 xj. i think the wheel spacing on it would be ok, but It's still a dually, I think itd go good on a wrangler/ cj
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:59 AM
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What did that axle come out of?
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