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Old 07-04-2008, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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broken 2" ouverson shaft?

Has anybody broken one yet?
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The only one I've heard of is on Tim Cameron's rig and it only broke because the spindle broke off.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The joint failed not the shafts. he could have thrown a joint in and been fine. to my knowledge, i have yet to see a failure on the 2" stuff for the 2 1/2's. they are overkill as far as i am concerned, either the chunk will fail or some hard part in the t-case or tranny will give up. we are working on new stronger gearsets with the stock 6:72 ratio and a 4:89 ratio.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I seem to remember a few TGW guys breaking some 2" OEM's
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There's a mud guy that's broken overson 5 ton rear shafts. (stock size, so i hear)

he's on 66" tires though.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Randy I have gotten two emails about making a nice 4340+ joint for your shafts. Since we are both local to MN maybe we should come together on this project. I can dedicate some CNC time to a chromo joint but dont really want to do it from a solid. Do you have a forge nearby?
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If ya watch TGW 5 you will see how Randy tests his parts....IMO you would have to be doing some crazy sheet to break one if he doesn't...
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Nothing is ever truely idiot proof . . . . . .


As there are people in here that could break a steel ball in a rubber room . . . .


that said i haven't seen or heard of anyone breaking a 2" shaft yet, but i have seen 2" shafts break in other axles (i think it was 2", it was out of a way overloaded gravel truck/pup trailer combo in a soft/sticky river bottom)
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we are working on new stronger gearsets with the stock 6:72 ratio and a 4:89 ratio.
Wow that is cool.
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Wow that is cool.
Definitely..that has been one of the major setbacks....some regions require wheel speed!!!

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The joint failed not the shafts. he could have thrown a joint in and been fine. to my knowledge, i have yet to see a failure on the 2" stuff for the 2 1/2's. they are overkill as far as i am concerned, either the chunk will fail or some hard part in the t-case or tranny will give up. we are working on new stronger gearsets with the stock 6:72 ratio and a 4:89 ratio.
Some 4.89s would be sweet. I have always thought it would be cool to run a rock rear, and a 60 front. You could get the driveshaft clearance and strength in the rear, but not have to worry about clearance around the chunk in the front. When do you plan on having these out? What will be the price range? An aluminum center section would be cool too.
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Some 4.89s would be sweet. I have always thought it would be cool to run a rock rear, and a 60 front. You could get the driveshaft clearance and strength in the rear, but not have to worry about clearance around the chunk in the front. When do you plan on having these out? What will be the price range? An aluminum center section would be cool too.
rear steer thats actually strong enough, right on
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The joint failed not the shafts. he could have thrown a joint in and been fine. to my knowledge, i have yet to see a failure on the 2" stuff for the 2 1/2's. they are overkill as far as i am concerned, either the chunk will fail or some hard part in the t-case or tranny will give up. we are working on new stronger gearsets with the stock 6:72 ratio and a 4:89 ratio.

All it broke was the joint and the c-clip area off the shaft. The shaft was Good but you would have to weld in the caps
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The joint failed not the shafts. he could have thrown a joint in and been fine. to my knowledge, i have yet to see a failure on the 2" stuff for the 2 1/2's. they are overkill as far as i am concerned, either the chunk will fail or some hard part in the t-case or tranny will give up. we are working on new stronger gearsets with the stock 6:72 ratio and a 4:89 ratio.

Whats the time line on that 4.89 gear set?
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Whats the time line on that 4.89 gear set?
We are working on them as we speak. depending on all the empty promises that i keep getting, i am hoping to have some proto's in less than 8 weeks. it seems to be getting harder and harder to get a straight answer out of the steel companies, the forging company and the gear cutters. As far as price, that is something i am working out as i go. i allways try to make this stuff affordable for all, but in reality, some parts just cost to damn much to make.
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We are working on them as we speak. depending on all the empty promises that i keep getting, i am hoping to have some proto's in less than 8 weeks. it seems to be getting harder and harder to get a straight answer out of the steel companies, the forging company and the gear cutters. As far as price, that is something i am working out as i go. i allways try to make this stuff affordable for all, but in reality, some parts just cost to damn much to make.
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Is the rumor true that you are working on a lighter rockwell axle or custom axle?
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4.89s would be wicked for rocks! im sure if they sold a full line up of gear sets for them, dana 60s would be a thing of the past....
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4.89s would be wicked for rocks! im sure if they sold a full line up of gear sets for them, dana 60s would be a thing of the past....


something about uptravel makes me think otherwise...
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Is the rumor true that you are working on a lighter rockwell axle or custom axle?
Yeah, thats what i am workin on now. should have a few protos of the housings and gearsets soon. i try to keep things quiet because i never seem to get stuff made as quick as i need it. never enough time in the day. i will post up some picts asap.
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That comment makes me chuckle...
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4.89s would be wicked for rocks! im sure if they sold a full line up of gear sets for them, dana 60s would be a thing of the past....
PSSSSS Adam, go look under your truck. Now HTF would you fit a rockwell under there and keep it out of the oil pan?

I wanted to swap my 60's for rocks in the hulk, but I could barely do it.
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Randy, any updates on the 4.89s, or the other rocks stuff your working on?
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he was allegedly working on an aluminum housing as well??
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