Which Heavy Duty Rear Axle Does My Ford Truck Have?
Discover Ways to Identify Which Rear Ford Differential You Have Up until 2000 most heavy-duty trucks came with either a 3/4-ton or 1-ton axle. But this doesn’t mean that your Ford truck produced during this period has one of those stock axles. Over the years, for whatever reason, people change out the axles on their…Read More
Which 14-Bolt Rear Axle Does My Three-Quarter Ton Suburban Have?
First Find Out If It’s a Light-Duty, New Style, or Old Style 14-Bolt Axle Off-roaders like the full-floating 10.5 GM “Corporate” rear end. That’s because they’re inexpensive, super tough and easy to source from a junkyard. Enthusiasts and builders buy these to swap into their Jeeps or trucks. They’re also commonly found on Suburbans from…Read More
What Axle Does The 1986-1997 F-250 And F-350 Use?
Eighth and ninth generation (1986-1997) Ford Super Duty trucks use the Ford Sterling 10.25 axle. This was the only axle offered with these trucks.Read More
Unit Bearings vs Older Adjustable Bearings
Are you trying to decide between unit bearings and adjustable bearings? We’ll go over both types of bearings in this guide.Read More
Which Brake Booster Is Right For A Classic Toyota Truck?
Do you have a classic Toyota truck? Are you installing a new axle on it? Are you looking for the right brake booster for your truck? If your answer to all three questions is yes, we may be able to help. When you convert to another axle, you may be worried that the stock Toyota…Read More
Axle Shaft Seal vs Wheel Seal
You may have heard of axle shaft seals and wheel seals. If you’re here, you may be wondering what the difference is between both parts. Some people use these terms interchangeably. These are actually different parts. It’s true that both parts are similar. Yet, they belong in different locations. If you’re shopping for a new…Read More
How To Clean And Reseal A Full Float Axle Shaft
Are you re-installing a full float axle into your truck? Make sure you clean and reseal it properly. In this guide, we’ll show you the best way to do it. The Benefits Of Cleaning An Axle Shaft The axle shaft flanges on a truck with full float axles are constantly exposed to harsh elements, including:…Read More
How To Replace Your Rear Axle Wheel Bearings
Do you have worn wheel bearings in your rear axle? Here’s some guidance on how to replace them. If You Can, Replace Both Bearings At Once Mechanics always recommend replacing both wheel bearings at once. They still make that recommendation even if only one of your bearings is bad. It keeps the friction equal on…Read More
How To Inspect The Brakes On A Full Float Axle
Do you have a full float axle with drum brakes? If so, you may be aware that it is time consuming to inspect your brakes. If you’re wondering how the process goes, you came to the right place. A Full Float Axle Drum Brake Inspection Tutorial Read on to find out how to inspect the drum…Read More
How To Replace Your Rear Axle Seals
Are you the proud owner of an axle that’s leaking diff fluid out the axle tube? Or are you converting your rear drum brakes to disc brakes? Either way, chances are you need to change the rear axle seal. We’ll show you how. What Is A Rear Axle Seal? Axles have three seals: One pinion…Read More
How To Know Which 3/4 Ton Or One Ton Axle Is On Your 1968 – 2000 Truck
Most of the heavy duty trucks built between 1968 and 2000 came with either a 3/4 ton axle or a 1 ton axle. If you need to identify which axle you have on your truck, this guide is for you. An Easy Way To Identify Which Axle You Have You could check a service manual…Read More
Rear 10 Bolt Or 12 Bolt To 14 Bolt Swap – Tips and Advice
Do you own a 1981 or newer Chevy or GMC truck? Or maybe a Blazer, Tahoe, or Suburban? Does it have a 14 bolt rear axle? If not, do you want one? If your answer is yes, then a 14 bolt rear axle swap may be in your future. In this article we’ll share some…Read More
14 Bolt vs Dana 60 & Dana 70
If you want to run big wheels and tires, it’s probably smart to swap out the stock axle(s) on your truck or SUV for “beefed up” axle from an HD truck. Most HD trucks have axles that are designed for substantial abuse, making them a great upgrade for a Jeep or a half-ton truck. Among…Read More
Which Dana 60 Do I Have? A Quick and Easy Way to Figure It Out
Do you have a Dana 60 axle, but you’re not sure whether it’s built for a GMC/Chevy/Jeep, Dodge, or Ford vehicle? Let this guide shed some light! There are three major variations of the Dana 60 axle used in the 1960s to 1980s. GMC, Chevy, and Jeep are all basically the same. Dodge and Ford…Read More
All About Studs For A GM 14 Bolt Axle Disc Brake Conversion
If you’re going to do a disc brake conversion on your 14 bolt axle, you will need to remove the studs from the hub to install the rotor. Depending on the weather where the truck lives, this might be easy or challenging. Here are a few tips for this job. Preparing Studs to be Removed…Read More
What’s The Best Gear Oil For The 14 Bolt Axle?
Wondering which gear oil is best for your 14 bolt axle? You’re not alone – it’s a common question, and the answers you’ll find online are all over the map. Many people recommend 80W-90 or 75W-90, but we have found that the best gear oil for the 14 bolt axle is 75W-140. We say this because we…Read More
What 14-Bolt Do I Have? GMC or Chevy 14-Bolt Rear Axle Identification
This is why GMC or Chevy 14-bolt rear axle identification is a challenge. For decades, Chevy and GMC trucks, vans and SUVs came equipped with a 14-bolt axle. Between 1973 and 2000, a few 14-bolt axle variations were produced. If you’re wondering what kind of 14-bolt axle you have – and you’re working with a…Read More
What Is A “Corporate” 14 Bolt Axle?
Starting in 1973, millions of 14 bolt rear axles were produced for use in Chevrolet and GMC trucks and vans, as well as quite a few commercial vehicles. The 14 bolt is revered for its toughness and reliability, and the 14 bolt is particular popular with off-road enthusiasts. Many people refer to the 14 bolt…Read More
How To Identify Your 14 Bolt Axle In 2 Minutes
Wondering which GM 14 bolt axle you’ve got under your rig? Over the years, there have been millions of 14 bolt axles produced. And, of course, they weren’t all the same. GM 14 bolt axles were available in semi-float and full-float versions, and there are two types of hubs found on 14 bolt axles. Also,…Read More