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Old 12-03-2005, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 1/2 ton rockwell 2" axle buildup

These are the 2" X 47 spline, forged aircraft quality 4340 axles and components made buy Ouverson Eng. This customer asked for a locker in the front and mini spool for the rear. This will be a step by step machining procedure for installing this setup. steve
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First we need to bore the splindles to 2.030 min - 2.040 max. The boring bar will needs to be 9 1/2" long.
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Next , the counter bore for the bushing, bore to 2.137 min. - 2.138 max. X 2" deep from the thrust face, this give us a .004 press fit.
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Next, the bushings are pressed in and these must be bore to size, 2.006 min. to 2.008 max.
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Thx for the pic's and build up thread.I always have wondered about doing this.How far are you from Palm Beach?I have a friend down there right now and he was asking me if I knew.
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The diff. half's need to be bored, these are different from front and rear on this setup. The front will get a locker so you need to remove the bearings and bored to 2.030" and the inside will be counter bored for the shoulder on the locker, 2.380" at .950 deep.
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On the rear diff. half's the bearings can be left in place, a one step setup, bore to 2.030.
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Thx for the pic's and build up thread.I always have wondered about doing this.How far are you from Palm Beach?I have a friend down there right now and he was asking me if I knew.
I am in Winter Haven, about 150 miles. steve
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I am curious Steve...why didnt you guys use Randy's new locker for the 2"?
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I am curious Steve...why didnt you guys use Randy's new locker for the 2"?

They are. Steve Im doing the exact same thing this week. But when we went to bore the carrier halfs, mine had about .035 runout. Memphis Equipment had some NEW halfs and they were true to .003.

Great pictures and write, up I plan to have mine ready in a few weeks. Im glad you are posting the tec.

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I am curious Steve...why didnt you guys use Randy's new locker for the 2"?
I was at randy's ring&pinion booth at the PRI show yesterday and there was no mention of any locker for the 2 1/2 ton.
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I was at randy's ring&pinion booth at the PRI show yesterday and there was no mention of it any locker for the 2 1/2 ton.
Im gussing he means Randy Ouverson??
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Im gussing he means Randy Ouverson??
All of the parts in the pic of the first post are from ouverson eng. steve
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Heres a link to Randys axles

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Thanks Dan, some how i missed this one. steve
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nice job on this write up Steve!! Great idea too for those that are having trouble with the stock axles and want to upgrade. Any chance you could offer up a price for the work pictured above? Does anyone make a bearing to replace the bushing in the spindle for the 2" shaft? Would putting a bearing there make it a weak point as it requires more machining to get it in there?

I will be installing the brakes next weekend(weather permitting). they look great and I hope the install is as easy as it seems.

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Hey, thanks alot steve for doing this and letting people know what is involved. I know that dan is talking about doing a write up on his install to so i think this will help educate the public on these new 2 inch shafts. thanks for all the help and business guys. ro
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nice job on this write up Steve!! Great idea too for those that are having trouble with the stock axles and want to upgrade. Any chance you could offer up a price for the work pictured above? Does anyone make a bearing to replace the bushing in the spindle for the 2" shaft? Would putting a bearing there make it a weak point as it requires more machining to get it in there?

I will be installing the brakes next weekend(weather permitting). they look great and I hope the install is as easy as it seems.

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A roller bearing can used on the stock axles but there is not enough room with the 2" shafts. The bushing has .070 wall thickness. The rear axles will be up tonite.
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...I plan to have mine ready in a few weeks...

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Dan, I trust your write up will have better pics...
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Hey, thanks alot steve for doing this and letting people know what is involved. I know that dan is talking about doing a write up on his install to so i think this will help educate the public on these new 2 inch shafts. thanks for all the help and business guys. ro

Randy, are you still planning on the full spool for the 2"ers? Steve thats what I meant and RO is who I meant when I said Randy..LOL
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what is the od of the outter wheel bearing surface? and is it the same front and rear?
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Randy, are you still planning on the full spool for the 2"ers? Steve thats what I meant and RO is who I meant when I said Randy..LOL
Go to his site.http://www.ouversonengineering.com/inc/sdetail/56 $500
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great tech and pics steve, as always. this is why i love the board and don't mind paying my $20 for the red star every year.
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