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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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What 14 Bolt Do I Have? 14 Bolt Axle Identification

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 14 bolt axle from the year 2000 or older –…

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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…

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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,…

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