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Old 03-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Trail Gear Nine Inch housing?

I searched and couldn't find much on the Trail Gear Nine Inch housing. Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about them?


http://www.trail-gear.com/nine-inch-axle-housings

After years of competition testing and engineering, we are confident that The Rock Assault™ Trail Nine Axle Housing is the strongest 9" axle housing on the market. This housing has been tested in W.E. Rock, CalRocs, and King of the Hammers, so we know it will stand up to the toughest terrain on earth. We are so sure that this is the best axle housing in the industry, we are backing it up with our world famous no questions asked warranty.

We started with a 1/4" formed shell for the center section. Then we attached a 1/2" face plate. Finally, we connected the DOM axle tubes to the center section with the industry's first 3-Point Attachment System™, giving the tubes superior support and engagement into the center section. Axle housing is shipped with inner axle seal and seal housing.
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They used them on Tweaky, not sure if there was more info on them in there or not though...
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Don't know much bout trail gear but check out rough stuffs housing. Great company to deal with.

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/FORD9.html
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yea id go ruffstuff any day before id get one from trail gear
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Spidertrax or Currie housings are the best fabbed housings around. Machined face puts much less stress on the third.
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I searched and couldn't find much on the Trail Gear Nine Inch housing. Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about them?


http://www.trail-gear.com/nine-inch-axle-housings

After years of competition testing and engineering, we are confident that The Rock Assault™ Trail Nine Axle Housing is the strongest 9" axle housing on the market. This housing has been tested in W.E. Rock, CalRocs, and King of the Hammers, so we know it will stand up to the toughest terrain on earth. We are so sure that this is the best axle housing in the industry, we are backing it up with our world famous no questions asked warranty.

We started with a 1/4" formed shell for the center section. Then we attached a 1/2" face plate. Finally, we connected the DOM axle tubes to the center section with the industry's first 3-Point Attachment System™, giving the tubes superior support and engagement into the center section. Axle housing is shipped with inner axle seal and seal housing.
This I seriously doubt. I would say the Ruffstuff is stronger and the spidertrax pro series as well.
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Spidertrax or Currie housings are the best fabbed housings around. Machined face puts much less stress on the third.
I *think* that everyone mills the face. It's like a 3 minute operation. I would be really surprised if Trail Gear does not.
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I *think* that everyone mills the face. It's like a 3 minute operation. I would be really surprised if Trail Gear does not.
I have seen ruff stuff housings that did not have a milled/flycut face.
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I have seen ruff stuff housings that did not have a milled/flycut face.
You have bad info or maybe old info. He mills all the faces.
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You have bad info or maybe old info. He mills all the faces.
weird i have one in my front show room that is not a milled surface.
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Spidertrax or Currie housings are the best fabbed housings around. Machined face puts much less stress on the third.
Don't forget Diamond
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weird i have one in my front show room that is not a milled surface.
I talked to the guy there that builds them today at about 1pm on this very subject. I doubt my info is out of date.
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Spidertrax and currie both copied the trail gear 9" housing.

i might have that backward.
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You have bad info or maybe old info. He mills all the faces.
I have a 8" ruff stuff housing sitting in my garage that is not milled.
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You have bad info or maybe old info. He mills all the faces.
I know RS used to not mill the faces. However, I noticed at KOH that the 9" housing on display was milled. Maybe RS is milling all of them now?
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Spidertrax and currie both copied the trail gear 9" housing.

i might have that backward.
You are confused. Trail gear is one of the more recent housing makers.
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Yeah, spidertrax and Diamond both came years before either TG or Currie's fabricated 9 housing.
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I know RS used to not mill the faces. However, I noticed at KOH that the 9" housing on display was milled. Maybe RS is milling all of them now?
According to them, yes. Mine is milled and I did not ask for it. Like I said, it takes minutes. I doubt anybody would not do it today. Years past I don't know.
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You have bad info or maybe old info. He mills all the faces.
Odd, mind showed up warped as shit. Dan came, picked it up and milled it flat but that did nothing to help all of the holes that were machined warped. With only three studs in the housing the third was nowhere near dropping on with one being half way out of the hole. I won't get into the welds. I have zero complaints about my tg housings. They were in stock, flat, true, the thirds dropped on and had nice consistent welds.
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Yeah, spidertrax and Diamond both came years before either TG or Currie's fabricated 9 housing.
And there's several others that preceded those two. The fabricated 9" is nothing new nor novel.
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According to them, yes. Mine is milled and I did not ask for it. Like I said, it takes minutes. I doubt anybody would not do it today. Years past I don't know.
Dan told me 1 out of 3 get milled
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And there's several others that preceded those two. The fabricated 9" is nothing new nor novel.
That's true. I was just keeping with the names mentioned in this thread.
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my ruff stuff 9.5 housing is milled guess i was the lucky 33%

maybe its just because 9.5 front axles cool
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Odd, mind showed up warped as shit. Dan came, picked it up and milled it flat but that did nothing to help all of the holes that were machined warped. With only three studs in the housing the third was nowhere near dropping on with one being half way out of the hole. I won't get into the welds. I have zero complaints about my tg housings. They were in stock, flat, true, the thirds dropped on and had nice consistent welds.
Do you have pictures of the bad welds?
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