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Old 09-29-2013, 10:07 PM   #2682
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Thanks. Yeah, my welding quality is steadily improving.

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Old 09-29-2013, 10:16 PM   #2683
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ya that doesnt look bad at all what kind of machine are you using?
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #2684
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Hobart 210MVP. Still need to wire up the garage to handle the 230v though.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #2685
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Finished the truss. Welded inside and out, boxed, all 3/16" plus the 1/4" Ruffstuff 4-link bracket. Open area was to accommodate shock mounting, I was leaving it blank for now until I order up the ORIs.



Sorry for my lack of "knowing"

But what's the purpose of doing this? i saw that JLee also did this to his rear axle, makes it look massive and bionic and ass weight...so whats the deal?

Found this: Kinda explains it

http://www.artecindustries.com/Dana-...uss_p_227.html
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:07 PM   #2686
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For me it's just to mount the shocks and upper links. Don't really want to/can't weld to the housing. Not easily anyway.

crawl box arrived today.

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Old 09-30-2013, 12:21 PM   #2687
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Sorry for my lack of "knowing"

But what's the purpose of doing this? i saw that JLee also did this to his rear axle, makes it look massive and bionic and ass weight...so whats the deal?

Found this: Kinda explains it

http://www.artecindustries.com/Dana-...uss_p_227.html
An Axle truss is to reinforce the axle tubes so they don't bend from heavy wheeling or jumping the truck. It spreads the load across the whole length of the truss and not having the load at the center section of the axle. Axle tubes can bend if beat on hard enough. It also makes mounting brackets a lot easier. Also the reason mine is so massive is to add unsprung weight to the truck bringing my center of gravity down making the truck more stable on off camber obstacles.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #2688
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I can tell you axle trusees did not stop our axle housing from bending in tge race truck, but we hit rocks at stupid speeds lol

Ditching our currie front for a ruffstuff more than likely
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:48 PM   #2689
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I can tell you axle trusees did not stop our axle housing from bending in tge race truck, but we hit rocks at stupid speeds lol

Ditching our currie front for a ruffstuff more than likely
Yup. In order to not bend a housing, the truss needs to extend all the way to where the flanges are (where the brakes/hubs bolt on).
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:07 PM   #2690
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An Axle truss is to reinforce the axle tubes so they don't bend from heavy wheeling or jumping the truck. It spreads the load across the whole length of the truss and not having the load at the center section of the axle. Axle tubes can bend if beat on hard enough. It also makes mounting brackets a lot easier. Also the reason mine is so massive is to add unsprung weight to the truck bringing my center of gravity down making the truck more stable on off camber obstacles.
Makes sense -
I thought you had just watched Transformers too many times
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:43 PM   #2691
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I can tell you axle trusees did not stop our axle housing from bending in tge race truck, but we hit rocks at stupid speeds lol

Ditching our currie front for a ruffstuff more than likely
since when do you have a race truck? you win the lottery and not tell anyone?
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #2692
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Another purpose is to keep the tubes on the 14 bolt from spinning and destroying the housing.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:17 PM   #2693
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since when do you have a race truck? you win the lottery and not tell anyone?
I am part of a team therefore, I can say " our"
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #2694
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:32 AM   #2695
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Still less clearance than a shaved 60

Looks good.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:15 AM   #2696
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looks good. i think im gonna wheel my 14B the way it is see how much of a pain it is then shave it..

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Still less clearance than a shaved 60

Looks good.
yet a shaved 60 is still and will always be weaker/ more expensive..
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #2699
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yet a shaved 60 is still and will always be weaker/ more expensive..
Its like a KP vs. BJ argument....

If its strong enough to do the job that's all that matters.

And my 60 was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy cheaper than a 14B
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #2700
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LOL KP vs BJ,

honestly i think the guys what wheel daily or race monthly know what they need...... i personally hate unit bearings and balljoints after this last weekend
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