atomic axles - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > General 4x4 Discussion
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2008, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Member # 107266
Location: easley, sc
Posts: 53
Thumbs up atomic axles

these thangs a sick
punisher08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Member # 101942
Location: Between the Hedges.....
Posts: 1,279
looks very interesting,havent seen anything like that b4,im guessing 2 piece
shafts or something?
xjemily is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-31-2008, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Member # 107266
Location: easley, sc
Posts: 53
i think they are cv shafts
punisher08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 10:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Member # 65365
Location: Momence, IL
Posts: 813
cv shafts, shitty thing is they didnt even use a nodular 3rd member.
91YEEPER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 10:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Member # 65365
Location: Momence, IL
Posts: 813
same thing as avalanche engineering.
91YEEPER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 10:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member # 81624
Posts: 97
i hate to see how much they weigh
canadian_driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 10:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Member # 13886
Location: Florence Alabama
Posts: 492
less than rocks I bet.
__________________
71 Bronco frame off in progress.
efi302, 3 link front, 4-link rear
Buba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 10:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Member # 94571
Posts: 51
The new Atomic Axle product line from Overkill Engineering takes a radically different approach to solid axle design. The foundation for this new high clearance design is the arched steel housing. The housing is constructed from A656 80,000 PSI tensile strength steel and is equivalent to nearly " thick mild steel. The housing weighs in at 110 lbs. Atomic Axles are designed for the professional rock crawling competitor or desert racer, of coarse anyone can purchase the competition units no matter what their needs. All Atomic rear axles feature heavy duty full float axle shaft assemblies. The high angle faceted design provides superior strength and creates a natural truss structure for high impact applications, such as desert racing. The A656 steel housing allows custom suspensions to be welded directly to the housing using standard MIG welding. The axles can be ordered in various widths, axle shafts, and brake configurations depending upon your specific application. Atomic 1 ton axles provide a massive 5" of additional ground clearance over a stock Dana 60. A rig running 40" tires would have 19.5" of ground clearance. The arched housing actually peaks higher outside the center section for a total of 8" clearance over the stock Dana 60 or 22.5" ground clearance with 40" tires. Atomic front and rear axles use a Ford 9" third member housed in a high strength faced center section to preserve proper gear mesh under heavy torque load.. 1480 u-joints transfer power to the wheels. The housing's center section is sealed using standard Ford 9" outer bearings and seals. 35 or 40 spline stub shaft extend into the third member/locker. All axle shafts can be ordered with 35 or 40 spline shafts along with 1480 U-joints. The front axle center section is offset 4" and can be ordered with a driver or passenger side input.


Doesn't sound too good to me. Not that strong (9", 1480). Just a little more ground clearance. And the housing weight seems to be BS or it's not as strong as they say it is.
BadLuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 11:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Member # 107266
Location: easley, sc
Posts: 53
do you know how much they are?
punisher08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 06:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Member # 77718
Location: Preskitt
Posts: 1,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by punisher08 View Post
do you know how much they are?
A lot.....
__________________
'89 B2 with slight modifications
[QUOTE=AZFord4x4;8084876] I really shouldn't download so much porn while I'm trying to ban people.[/QUOTE]
IROK Cherokee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 06:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Member # 84593
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,015
Send a message via AIM to HardcorewannabeXJ Send a message via MSN to HardcorewannabeXJ
Whys this in the Chericar forum??? I'm sure it would have a giant red R anywhere else....
HardcorewannabeXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 06:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
trkklr77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Member # 29016
Location: galt ca, because i wanted my own backyard
Posts: 6,032
last heard 3y/a they were coming in at 10k for a steer and not much less for a straight.

have yet to see one in anything other than show rigs. last company that tried this failed, miserably.
trkklr77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 06:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
Pigs Fly
 
vetteboy79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member # 31621
Location: Morganville, NJ
Posts: 6,108
Send a message via AIM to vetteboy79
And this has...what to do with XJ's?

Don't even pretend you're putting one of these under your rig.
__________________
'94 XJ RIP, time to move on
New East Coast TTB racer in the works, trimmin' the fat...
Build Thread

Flying Pig Racing #512
vetteboy79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 06:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Member # 86312
Posts: 56
I bet his tires rub on his springs.
mbklmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 06:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Member # 107266
Location: easley, sc
Posts: 53
never said i was
punisher08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 06:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member # 47179
Location: el cajon, california
Posts: 853
Send a message via AIM to TotalImmortal
interesting....never seen these before
__________________
Brice

Last edited by TotalImmortal; 02-01-2008 at 06:46 AM.
TotalImmortal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 06:56 AM   #17 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Member # 46175
Location: Darien Center, NY
Posts: 3,394
Almost looks like it is leaking. Judging from the dark/wet spot under the dif.

Is there an "action" shot somewhere for these.
__________________
USED and NEW 4x4 PARTS - (716) 984-8715 8-5pm EST
Specializing in Axles and Transfercases
Mh4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 07:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member # 28212
Posts: 28
Man these things have been around for years....

Theres a few threads on them here...
MUDDOG7375 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 08:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Member # 63160
Location: Gastonia,NC
Posts: 171
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadLuck View Post
Doesn't sound too good to me. Not that strong (9", 1480). Just a little more ground clearance. And the housing weight seems to be BS or it's not as strong as they say it is.
Did you really say, "Just a little more ground clearance?" If these were cheaper they wouldnt be able to make them fast enough.
jdubb1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 08:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Member # 94571
Posts: 51
Quote:
Did you really say, "Just a little more ground clearance?" If these were cheaper they wouldnt be able to make them fast enough.
Today 04:46 PM
Or you could just run a mog axle (something bigger than a 404) and have more ground clearance and a lot more strength. The gear reduction of the portals would take a lot of stress of the driveline too.
BadLuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 08:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
Rock Racer Wanna-be
 
BrassMunkey4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member # 35581
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 1,056
Those axles have like 8 or more u-joints in them...they must have the CTM joints for all of them if the axles cost 10k
__________________
Making vroom noises from my keyboard.

-Scott

Miller Motorsports #9
BrassMunkey4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 10:07 AM   #22 (permalink)
Rock God
 
DiscoDino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member # 15296
Location: Lebanon/Dubai
Posts: 2,237
Seems like limited resource usage not to have every one of these axles as a steering axle...the CV/UJ is in there ANYWAYS, why not make use out of it...
__________________
'83 D130: 54" TTCs or 42.5" Boggers, OEM RW2.5s, Stazworks, LQ4, Atlas, dual M8274-50s, dual 16" ORIs
'91 D110: 36" Iroks, R380, 2wd conv, underdrive, ARBs, 30 spl front, Sal D60 rear, caged, Fox RRs, M8274-50
'12 G500: Custom bumper & rocksliders, Warn 9.5 XP-s, Hutchinsons, Kings, 32" BFG AT/KO
DiscoDino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 10:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
Registered User
 
under_psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 39348
Location: mississippi
Posts: 1,097
Send a message via AIM to under_psi
nothing like sacrificing ride height for ground clearance
__________________
[FONT="Times New Roman"][COLOR="Lime"][B][URL="http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=520690"]project: stinky.........gone...not forgotten....[/URL][/B][/COLOR][/FONT]
under_psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 10:42 AM   #24 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Member # 64230
Location: Sandy Utah
Posts: 821
Quote:
Originally Posted by under_psi View Post
nothing like sacrificing ride height for ground clearance
Just depends. Other than pure rock crawling sometimes having more clearance is REALLY nice like in the snow. I'm all for a balance between the two. These axles suck ass and I can't believe they're still around. Any mog axle is a better choice and MUCH less expensive.
Evilwhitey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 10:48 AM   #25 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20092
Location: Porker, CO
Posts: 3,470
Quote:
Originally Posted by 91YEEPER View Post
same thing as avalanche engineering.
nope. those were portals.



these axles are very similar to those under that Papola offroad jeep from a few years ago, except those axles used a D60 center.

edit: link

http://www.4wdandsportutility.com/fe.../photo_09.html
__________________
'94 Toyota Land Cruiser FJZ80 - Vortec L33 5.3l, 4L60e, elocked, 3" OME lift, 315 KM2s, Warn 8074.

Last edited by rock-rod; 02-01-2008 at 10:51 AM.
rock-rod is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.