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Sorry for the noob question but how do i tell if its a full float or semi float?
 

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wrong forum....moved, and to answer your question if the tire bolts to the axle shaft ifs a semi-float, if you can remove the axle shaft with out taking off the tire its a full float.
 

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so how do i tell just by looking at it? And is the semi float worth having?
 

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got a pic?...if not search the net for a pic of a full floater and a semi floater and take them with you when you go look at the axle.
 

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what part of the axle do you need a pic of? and is the semi float worth having. Ill be running a 393 with sd and probably 35's with 4.56
 

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take a shot of the wheel/hub area...I really dont know the strength of the semi-float but my understanding is the full floaters are pretty strong, just like the chevy 14 bolts, just remember its a 8 lugh hub.
 

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yeah im doing a front axle swap as well. I bought a sterling for 100 bucks. And didnt do my research.
 

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If it looks like this, its a full float










If the hub is flat, without that big thing sticking out with the 8 bolts in it, its a semi-float.

It would look like this, except with 8 lugs
 

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A semi float axle won't have anything poking out where the wheel attaches, like on your stock rear axle.
A full float axle will have a hub poking out through the wheel, similar to your front axle (minus the lockout)
 

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well its a semi-float. Should i sell it and buy something else?
 

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I wouldn't waste the effort in swapping it in to anything when the full floats are so easy to find.
 

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I would buy something else, the full floater design is stronger, easier to service, safer, and has better parts availability, based on what I have seen in junkyards.
The semi floater is lighter and may be plenty strong for you though, search more and decide for yourself.
 

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A full float axle won't have anything poking out where the wheel attaches, like on your stock rear axle.
A semi float axle will have a hub poking out through the wheel, similar to your front axle (minus the lockout)
You just said it backwards.

full float=hub sticking out
semi= no hub, looks like the center of a 8.8.
 

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I wouldn't waste the effort in swapping it in to anything when the full floats are so easy to find.
:stupid

They are a dime a dozen, at least around here. Incidentally, I have a couple sets of 4.10 gears and a track-lok that need a new home. ;)
 

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I would buy something else, the full floater design is stronger, easier to service, safer, and has better parts availability, based on what I have seen in junkyards.
The semi floater is lighter and may be plenty strong for you though, search more and decide for yourself.
:stupid
ditto. Unless youre getting this thing and a rebuild for free or something dont do it.
 

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Do they even make a 10.25 in semi-float?

I don't believe I've ever seen one......

Must be talking D60, no?
 
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