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Old 08-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hows it goin guys, is anyone aware of a Axle Truss kit for a 85 K10, stock axle housings, just looking to toughen them up a bit. Has all new internals, carrier, LSD and gearing, just want to beef up the housing. Appreciate it guys
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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depens on what you want to do with it. some guys run a cable from C to C under the housing. helps keep it straight when jumping. not much use for rockcrawling as it hangs down under the tubes.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a simple top axle truss would suffice, just looking for a way to strengthen the housing essentially.
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are they 10 bolt housings?

if so not worth trussing, the axle shafts will snap off the ends or you'll grenade a wheel bearing LONG before that axle housing bends.

if your still gonna put money in it, check Ruffstuff, they have universal axle truss's
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are they 10 bolt housings?

if so not worth trussing, the axle shafts will snap off the ends or you'll grenade a wheel bearing LONG before that axle housing bends.

if your still gonna put money in it, check Ruffstuff, they have universal axle truss's
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you will break a shaft long before the housing bends
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have installed higher quality shafts, along with internals from eastern gear. 1541H with a high stress trajectory The shafts are no issue
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have installed higher quality shafts, along with internals from eastern gear. 1541H with a high stress trajectory The shafts are no issue
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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LOL

Posted with mistakes from my phone.
I am by no means new to this, I fabricated Truss' on my Bronco. I do not have the time right now so I'd rather buy some weld on pre-fabricated that I can get done over the course of a weeknight.

In regards to the K10 shafts, They seem to be handling this just fine:

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just buy the trusses out from under the fall guy truck.

Then again, his were probably 3/4 ton or ton axles. Something tells me he found out the axles will break if there put under that much stress.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I am by no means new to this, I fabricated Truss' on my Bronco. I do not have the time right now so I'd rather buy some weld on pre-fabricated that I can get done over the course of a weeknight.

In regards to the K10 shafts, They seem to be handling this just fine:

i'm sure they'll get you all the way to the scene of the accident.

"and in other news, a busload of orphans and nuns was killed today when some stubborn ass that didn't want to listen to the voice of experience had the wheel come off his truck and plow through the bus window. it apparently then plunged off of a 100 foot cliff and burst into flames. the driver of the truck only had his pride injured and is currently seeking a 14 bolt axle to replace a weak design 10 bolt axle that his truck had installed. back to you Chet....."

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you will break a shaft long before the housing bends
Actually a front housing WILL bend and/or snap quite easily... IF you jump it.. Otherwise dont bother with it. An under the axle truss really kills ground clearance, and going above the axle is a mess at best when leaf sprung

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i'm sure they'll get you all the way to the scene of the accident.

"and in other news, a busload of orphans and nuns was killed today when some stubborn ass that didn't want to listen to the voice of experience had the wheel come off his truck and plow through the bus window. it apparently then plunged off of a 100 foot cliff and burst into flames. the driver of the truck only had his pride injured and is currently seeking a 14 bolt axle to replace a weak design 10 bolt axle that his truck had installed. back to you Chet....."

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The idiocy is phenomenal on here. Congratulations, you've proven you know shit about axle components. PS. It is not being jumped, although Id prefer to strengthen its overall integrity.

Explain to me specifically what part of the axle, besides the housing, is so inferior?
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The idiocy is phenomenal on here. Congratulations, you've proven you know shit about axle components. PS. It is not being jumped, although Id prefer to strengthen its overall integrity.

Explain to me specifically what part of the axle, besides the housing, is so inferior?
1541 material is essentially stock quality. Chromoly would have been a much better choice.
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http://www.artecindustries.com/Dana-...ss-_p_160.html

might be able to modify that?
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1541 material is essentially stock quality. Chromoly would have been a much better choice.
Found your post about how they "could be better or worse, depending on mfg".

Just ordered some Chromoly shafts to be sure of it.

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Possibly, was looking to run it out to the leaf perches but I may be able to stem off of that.
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The idiocy is phenomenal on here. Congratulations, you've proven you know shit about axle components. PS. It is not being jumped, although Id prefer to strengthen its overall integrity.

Explain to me specifically what part of the axle, besides the housing, is so inferior?
really, cause i didn't go down this road. do whatever you want it's your truck. for the money your talking you could have gotten a 14 bolt, put a detroit in it and upgraded the rear brakes to disk. at some point you'll realize like i did that you were wasting your money.
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It's by no means a waste. There are local guys who say building a K10 is a waste because I could have gotten a K20/K30 with the "stronger" parts already on it. It's just preference.

Same when I had my jeeps, one had a D44, the other had a D30. I put a little money into the D30 and it held up fine with 36's at Rausch and various other locations.

Although I was forced to do a SAS on my Bronco, shitty scissor design is a joke.
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imo its dumb to build a ten bolt. i and other people i know have broken ten bolts when they were open diff. i have maybe 400 bucks into my 60 and 14 bolt together. i didn't rebuild them but all brakes are new and everything is tight. and my 400 dollar axles are both going to be stronger in every way than your built ten bolts...

and for what is week on the axles. um....
the wheel bearing are very week. i broke (not wore out) 3 wheel bearings on my last 10 bolt. at the same tire ruining the spindal and hub. the ball joints are also week. and as everyone else mentioned the housing. there is nothing good about a ten bolt and they should be used for boat ankers
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I blew up a 10 bolt going up a hill offroad. No bouncing, not difficult terrain, I wasn't stuck, it just went pop and exploded the spider gears. Then a few months later I sold a suburban to a guy and it had a 10 bolt rear in it. The road was iced over and he got stuck on a slippery part of the neighborhood while trying to leave. Just from spinning the tires he grenaded the spider gears as well.

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Appreciate the input, I have access to a 14 bolt. Might turn this into a short winter project.
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It's by no means a waste. There are local guys who say building a K10 is a waste because I could have gotten a K20/K30 with the "stronger" parts already on it. It's just preference.

Same when I had my jeeps, one had a D44, the other had a D30. I put a little money into the D30 and it held up fine with 36's at Rausch and various other locations.

Although I was forced to do a SAS on my Bronco, shitty scissor design is a joke.
the point isnt that it holds up wile ur at a lil run were u have ur trailer u want the ability to know that it will hold up wile ur 20 miles back in some place u cant get towed out of
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the point isnt that it holds up wile ur at a lil run were u have ur trailer u want the ability to know that it will hold up wile ur 20 miles back in some place u cant get towed out of
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ha ha ha ha

here frank:


I bended my frunt 10 bolt ascle, and stil drived it home. axel shaftz dinded braik. I jumpsted it reel good.

not a tottlly crappy ascle

butts i agreez, i'm nots gunna keap tenz-boltz, gunnas gets me-a dana 60's frunt rear-end.....

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It's by no means a waste. There are local guys who say building a K10 is a waste because I could have gotten a K20/K30 with the "stronger" parts already on it. It's just preference.

Same when I had my jeeps, one had a D44, the other had a D30. I put a little money into the D30 and it held up fine with 36's at Rausch and various other locations.

Although I was forced to do a SAS on my Bronco, shitty scissor design is a joke.
the reason they said to build a k-20 is that the frame is stronger by alot. but i'm sure you call bullshit on me again for that so........
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