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Old May 6th, 2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Cause I'm sure some one else has done this.... Whats the parts list I need for front 14 build.
I've got a donor 14 bolt
I've Got Dana ttb 50 knuckles and spindles and outer shafts.

But I don't have C's What application should I score the C's from. I picked up a set off a 04 superduty 350. But the tubes are huge 3.750 and my knuckle will damn near fit inside of them.

Willing to trade the wrong one's for the right one's
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pretty loaded quesstion.

What budget
do you want OEM stuff, or aftermarket?
What brakes/calipers?
unte bearing vs spindles?

one of the best budget friendly routes is going to be to go buy a Ford D50 soild axle from the superduty platform. Great brakes, great Cs, good enough knuckles, you can get highsteer, plenty of shaft choices, etc. Don't be worried about the unit bearings, they can take it (you might have to buy new ones instead of using the used units though) and they can be redrilled to any bolt pattern. Should be able to find a donor axle for $300 or so.
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Sorry should have been clear... I'm a cheap ass that likes to reuse stuff. I don't want to go crazy and build some rcv axle reid c and knuckle monster piece. I think he who does more with less wins.


The biggest hold up I'm against is what C's will work with the TTB50 knuckles that I have. That's the #1 question.
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None but ttb
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You could build some.
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Most guys who are building a 14 bolt front are doing so for the beef of it. That said every build I've seen have used the Reid inner c's. Sure they are a couple hundred bucks but you'll still have way less into it than a 60.
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ttb 50 knuckles are junk as are the stubs. Spindles have their uses...
If you are going to use the ttb knuckles, you will have to use the inner c's off of the ttb axle. You could always make a square tube custom straight axle for cheap. Even use the d50 ttb unit too. Have a complete high pinion dropout for only the cost of the steel and filler rod. Might need a custom length pass side shaft, but that should be cheap enough.

Having made a custom sterling front axle, I can tell you that the more custom you want, the more it will cost ya.
Just cause you have the parts laying around, doesn't mean that you will save money by using them.
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Just cause you have the parts laying around, doesn't mean that you will save money by using them.


Boy isn't that the truth!!

Thanks for the help, Back to the home work stage of the project.
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