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Solid Axle Swap BS Thread

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by Supra TT, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Thanks. Yeah, my welding quality is steadily improving.

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  2. Darthyota

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    ya that doesnt look bad at all what kind of machine are you using?
     
  3. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Hobart 210MVP. Still need to wire up the garage to handle the 230v though.
     
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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-44-Wagoneer-MODULAR-Rear-Truss_p_227.html
     
  5. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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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.:D

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    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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  7. bulhas

    bulhas the habs fan

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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    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
     
  8. thegame

    thegame WUT?

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    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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    Makes sense -
    I thought you had just watched Transformers too many times :D
     
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    since when do you have a race truck?:p you win the lottery and not tell anyone?:boink::boink:
     
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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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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    I am part of a team therefore, I can say " our"
     
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    Still less clearance than a shaved 60 :p

    Looks good.
     
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    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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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..

    yet a shaved 60 is still and will always be weaker/ more expensive..:(
     
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    Bought my tow rig (24V Cummins).. built my car trailer 2 years ago..
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    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    Added 3 feet to the deck and making a goose neck so it pulls better with more weight.. [​IMG]

    My D60(front) and 14B will be sitting a few more years do to the cost of the tow rig and trailer mods..
     
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    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 :D
     
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    bulhas the habs fan

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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    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 :p
     
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    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    this is true.. i have a D60 and a 14B so for me im want whats stronger.. I know what tire size im running the weight of my rig and how i wheel so id rather drag that bad boy over stuff and not break.. oh that and i have spare shafts for the 14Bolt.
     

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