Is there such a thing as a 6 lug 14-bolt?
ORU now offers a hybrid six-lug 14-bolt axle that’s complete drum-to-drum with Superior Axle gears, shafts, and a Detroit Locker for $2,995. It will hold up to all the power you can make, and there is no need to buy new wheels.
What vehicles had a 14-bolt rear end?
The 10.5″ Corporate 14 Bolt Differential is a heavy duty differential found on many 1973-2013 Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUVs, as well as certain versions of the Cadillac Escalade. Additionally, this differential is found on Chevrolet Express and GMC Savanna vans produced from 1973 to current day.
What trucks have a 14-bolt rear end?
While the 14-bolt can still be found under many late-model GM 2500HD gas trucks and Suburbans, most ’01-and-newer ¾- and 1-ton diesel trucks use the AAM 1150 rear axle.
What is the difference between a full floating and semi floating axle?
The main difference between the full- and semi-floating axle setups is the number of bearings. The semi-floating axle features only one bearing, while the full-floating assembly has bearings in both the inside and outside of the wheel hub. The other difference is about the axle removal.
Are all 14 bolt rear ends the same?
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, two different types of drums were used.
What size is a 14 bolt rear end?
GM 14 Bolt Specs
|1973 – present GMC & Chevrolet trucks (AAM axles replaced the 14 bolt in most applications for 2001+ model years)
|Axle Spline Count:
|Axle Shaft Diameter:
|1.50″ or 1.34″
|Axle Tube Diameter:
|3.25″ diameter, 0.50″ wall thickness tubes
How do I know if I need a 14 bolt axle?
Compared to a GM 10 bolt axle (for example), a semi-float 14 bolt is a nice upgrade. You can spot a semi-float 14 bolt axle by counting the lugs (if it’s a six lug wheel, it’s a semi-float), or by looking at the wheel surface. On a semi-float axle, the axle shaft terminates at the wheel mounting surface. So, there will not be a visible axle end.
Is a 14 bolt semi float axle any good?
Still, the 14 bolt semi-float is a solid axle for a lot of applications. Compared to a GM 10 bolt axle (for example), a semi-float 14 bolt is a nice upgrade.
What are the different types of bolt axles?
When most people talk about 14 bolt axles, they tend to focus on three attributes/options: Stud mounted drums or slide-on drums (full-float axles only) Single rear wheel, dual rear wheel, or cab-and-chassis (full-float axles only)