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Best axle for SAS????

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by LBFD2005, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Mar 21, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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  2. Mar 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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    max-4 wins...
     
  3. Mar 21, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    The weakest axle and the highest credit card bill :confused:
     
  4. Mar 21, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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  5. Mar 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    joke big guy!
    and i was meaning the most improbable... how many people sas with rockwells still intend to keep it streetable?!@? :p
     
  6. Mar 22, 2013 at 4:13 AM
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    Unimog portals.. Unless you don't wanna go full width, then look for some Volvo truck portals...

    Then theres rockwells...

    Problems are gears, you end up real limited there...

    Though, in terms of chromoly shafts, there are some available for rockwells now.. They're freaking huge!
     
  7. Mar 22, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    You can put oversun eng. rockwell 47 spline gun drilled shafts in Dana 80 centers nowadays...
     
  8. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    ford 9 inch center with dana 60 outers. best weight to performance ratio. not exactly as cheap as a yanked d60 though....
     
  9. Aug 6, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    There are a lot of factors to deciding which axle is "best" for a SAS. Tire size, links or leafs, steering type (hydro or steering box), budget. For 40's your should really step up to tons but I would argue that 37's on toy axles will give you the same ground clearance with less weight, cost, and headaches. Unless you have done it you don't really know what it takes to fit 40's and make them work from stuff to full droop and lock to lock, all while keeping a reasonable COG.

    Portal axles are tough to package and keep low without serious frame mods, the gearing is also stupid low unless you are running huge tires. The same goes for top loading 2.5 tons which makes both a non starter for me.

    Ford 9" have very low pinions and the stock third member castings are weak. If you are building axles from scratch they are a reasonable option but if you are piecing together a junkyard axle you are chopping up a Dana 60 for the knuckles out which is going to account for most of the cost of the assembly. I don't see what a junkyard 609 buys you over a D60 except for weight and the drop out third.

    If I were to build a set of axles for a SAS they would be 9.5" FJ80 based. 64" WMS, plenty strong for 37's, and reasonably lightweight.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    Dana 35 hands down
     
  11. Aug 7, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    You can throw that Dana 35 in the trash, along with its cousin...Dana 30.

    Dana 44's MINIMUM (or bigger) for any solid axle swap. :D
     
  12. Aug 7, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    He was joking. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Aug 7, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
  14. Aug 7, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    Just the norm skids, sliders, & 35's
    14 bolt with rockwell outers and 8 lug/disc conversion?
     
  15. Aug 9, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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    thegame WUT?

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    There was a rig at KOH that had that axle setup. So burly!
     
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