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post #1 of 6 Old 01-01-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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14 bolt vs gas tank?

hey guys,
i'm doing research for the next build. I am planning an unlimited running a front 60 (probably from a superduty). I have read the tone ring, bracket, coilover and link solutions and feel comfortable with it. My questions are for the rear. I have a 14 bolt ready to go. I read that the gas tank is in the way on some of the ford axles. Is this the same case with the 14 bolt? Is it the pumpkin location or link locations that gets in the way? (most builds i have read mention moving the tank, but i'm not sure why) Also, Would a 3 link similar to the rock krawler set up be able to handle a 14 bolt on 40s or should i go with a triangulated 4 link?

i don't have the project rig yet or i would just measure these things. My wife is an accountant and doesn't like suprises, so i have to have all my ducks in a row before i jump in.

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You should be fine with a 14 bolt depending on what type of link setup you do. With some of the one ton axles out there the pinion is slightly offset to the passenger side wich will cause it to contact the fuel tank.
Such is the case with the sterling 10.5 that I will be running, but its really not that big a deal seeing as most who are doing these one ton swaps typically 4 link the rear.
Look up Co4lo's build as well as some of the others on here, lots of helpful info.
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thanks for chiming in. Not that relocating the gas tank is bad, just trying to keep it somewhat simple. i'm leaning toward a rear 3 link similar to the rock krawler set up so links wouldn't be in the way.
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Did you get the 14 bolt in? I am looking to do either a sterling or 14 bolt. If I don't have to move the gas tank that will make things much easier.

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you won't have to move the gas tank with a 14 bolt. Just decide on your which companies 3 link set up. the single triangulated 4 link uses the upper arms in triangulation. which means you would have to relocate the gas tank.

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You could also consider stretching the wheelbase a few inches, should alleviate any issues with contacting the tank.

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