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Old 01-01-2007, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ford 9" full floater kits?

hello im just thinking of building a rear hi9" up . and thought it might be smart to get a full float kit for it , but i cant find a place than makes them. im thinknig of doing a hi9housing with 514s or 538 with a 35 spline shaft and a spool on 42 iroks . i didnt no if a semi float 35 spline chrome moly shaft would b strong enough . oh yea and i have a tj with a 4.0 . thanks alot for the help
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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stockcarproducts sells roundyround full float axles for cheap
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally I don't see how a stock 31 spline axle would not hold up under a TJ with a 4.0. I've seen them hold up under Bronco's driven in the tuff truck series.
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With 42's? I don't think so, not for any kind of crawling, that's for sure...
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rock crusher makes weld in 14bolt spindles. i did the same thing you are talking about. mines under my ranger with 38's and a very well built 312 sbf.
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With 42's? I don't think so, not for any kind of crawling, that's for sure...

do u think it will hold up with a semi float 35 spline chrome moly shafts on 42 , or do u think 39s are a better bet ? im trying to figure out what will work
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Why not grab a sterling 10.25 from the wreckers, hack the center section off, and use the tubes/spindles/axles from the sterling (or any other 35splin full float rear end) in the 9" with a 35spline center section, and presto cheap full float 9"
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Why not grab a sterling 10.25 from the wreckers, hack the center section off, and use the tubes/spindles/axles from the sterling (or any other 35splin full float rear end) in the 9" with a 35spline center section, and presto cheap full float 9"
if this is doable im soooo doing it
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9" full floaters on a stock "stamped steel" housing have a tendency to distort/bend at the flanges under hard use. I have seen it with 2 EBs that ran the warn ff kit that came out a few years ago with 38ish tires and pretty hard trail use. Just a consideration. Beef or sleeve the tubes where the flanges off the sterling get welded on, at least.
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I'd do it milford, personally though i wpildn't do it for my rig as i don't have the cash to burn on a 9" center chunk to upgrade, but yeah if you got the money to upgrade to 35spline/locker and gears go for it, shouldn't be hard as the welding would be easy (stamped steel to mild steel is no biggie), just measure three time before you cut.
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the only thing i dont no is is the tubes will fit in a 9" center section .. the sterlin tubes are huge. and it wont b all that much to do it . the housing it like 120 for the 9" and u cna get a sterling for like 150
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why not just run the sterling rather then making a frankenstien
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wow i wish i could get a sterling for 150, they want around 900bucks cdn up here (roughly 750 american) for those things, (thats another reason why i'm hesitant to do it as well). Remeber the tubes are just steel, and you could probably cut the 9" housing compress it and slide the sterling tubes over the 9" tubes, then notch the sterling tubes in a V shape to give more surface area for welding, then put a simple truss accross the back or over the top that is weldable ove the entire length of the truss/axles tubes and housing.
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why not just run the sterling rather then making a frankenstien
i thought there was like no aftermarket for a sterling and the gear ratio can only go to like a 513?
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There's a growing aftermarket for Sterling axles.

They do like to spin tubes though from what I've heard reported from EB owners that wheel hard.


A full float 9" from a kit won't net you much. A custom setup with 14B outers can be super strong though.

I've seen several rigs on 39-42" tires on 35 spline semi float axles with good results.

A stock housing won't last long with that kind of torque, you'll be wise to look for a well made aftermarket unit, or do a good bit of work to beef up the junkyard housing.
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Actually now that i think about it, why not check out some of the nascar guys (all series) as they all use 35spl full float 9's (i think they're full float), you might be able to pick a used one for cheap for find out where they get the parts to make it possible.
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For what it's worth, the 35 spline sterling is a tad bit bigger than the Dana 35 spline and I don't know how either of them compares to a 9 inch 35 spline variant.
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yea but there a FF which makes them stronger than a semi float 35 spline 9"
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One question on this axle. Being you all are talking about grafting on sterling tubes..... I am going to asume it is a rear axle... I read mention of 35 spline shafts and 42" iroks.. all the juicy shit ya would think...

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milfordjeeper: hello im just thinking of building a rear hi9" up . and thought it might be smart to get a full float kit for it , but i cant find a place than makes them. im thinknig of doing a hi9housing with 514s or 538 with a 35 spline shaft and a spool on 42 iroks . i didnt no if a semi float 35 spline chrome moly shaft would b strong enough . oh yea and i have a tj with a 4.0 . thanks alot for the help
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Okay I see it said that he wants this to be a high pinion... This wouldnt even work for a street queen.... with 42 iroks, it will just get chewed...

I love nine inchers period.. I am thinking on doing some custom nine centers for one of my trucks... How ever, I dont think this is a good application for a high pinion nine... A low pinion nine could be made to work with a high angle shaft... but it would need to be turned up a hell of a lot anyways.... I am not bashing your choice on axles...I am a fan of the nines... But I dont think the idea of a high pinion nine for a rear axle is wise.. and if ya add 42's to that then it just gets worse.... Just my own opinion though...Good luck..
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